Taylor Swift was just unveiled as Vogue‘s May cover star. It’s her third cover overall and her second solo — she last fronted the publication with model Karlie Kloss — a pretty big accomplishment. However, the only thing anyone on Twitter seems to joking asking is where is the real Swift, and what has Vogue done with her?
The singer stars on the cover like you’ve never seen her before: short, shaggy bleached blonde hair and a Saint Laurent mini dress. The dress is no coincidence as the whole shoot is meant to be an ode to the label’s recently departed creative director Hedi Slimane. This vision of Swift is one that is unrecognizable to fans, though.
oh no why does Taylor Swift's new Vogue shoot makes her look like hansel from zoolander pic.twitter.com/3MDk7EcG7t
— logan lott (@loganisfetch) April 14, 2016
This does not look like Taylor Swift. pic.twitter.com/ar51DOy9dY
— Suzie (@SwiftlySuzie) April 14, 2016
— Hazza ✨ (@crazyjuna) April 14, 2016
Swift’s May cover also coincides with the upcoming Met Gala, which the singer is co-chairing. And as Swift gets more involved in the fashion world, she says the next step might be a fashion line. “Theoretically, yes,” she tells Vogue when asked starting her own line. “But I would want it to be something that was relatable and accessible and everyday. I don’t see it being couture. I would want it to be reflective of my style. And a lot of things I wear are not highly expensive.”
And of course, it wouldn’t be a Swift interview if her reignited feud with Kanye West wasn’t brought up. “I think the world is so bored with the saga,” she says. “I don’t want to add anything to it, because then there’s just more.”
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