While we've barely caught our breath after yesterday's flood of September issue covers, they continue to roll in and deliver big time. Vanity Fair just released its cover featuring none other than a long-haired, bang-free, very glam Taylor Swift.
The cover and mostly-monochrome spread were shot by Mario Testino, who has worked with Taylor twice before, for Vogue and Vogue UK. So, uh, is a Taylor Swift Towel Series (TS x TS) shot in our future? TBD, unfortunately.
While a bang-free Taylor has cropped up in a few magazines within the past year, this shoot also resurrects her long hair. Fans shouldn't get their hopes up for a long-haired Taylor renaissance, though—the first two words that pop into her mind when asked about her hair are "short, manageable," which is a combo that's pretty hard to give up.
While Taylor's go-to croptop and skirt combo is far from shlubby, this shoot seems particularly glammed up. In the interview, Taylor notes the change and, obviously, appreciates it, saying, "They usually dress me up like a 12-year-old French boy. It's nice to be glamorous."
While she may be decked out in hella bling and have a very chiseled man holding a veil over her eyes, Taylor proves she's still like one of us when it comes to everyday outfits. The proof? "Topshop" is her word association with the city of London. Same, TBH (sorry, Big Ben).
While this shoot illustrates Taylor's ability to wear everything from tuxedos to thigh-high stockings, when asked about her status as a style icon, she's hesitant. Taylor says, "I think I know how to put together a good outfit. . . . But any day you’re going to admit to being a style icon is a day you need to look in the mirror and really check yourself." Amen, Taylor. Amen.
To bide your time until you can get the full issue in your hands, watch Taylor play word association and reveal why she always has birthday cards in her bag.