Adele Is Stunning On The Cover Of ‘Vogue’

Adele on the March 2012 cover of “Vogue.”
Photo: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot/Courtesy of “Vogue”

We knew it was coming. No, we’re not just talking about the full-on Grammy Awards sweep Adele achieved (SIX awards!) last night, but also the March 2012 cover of Vogue magazine, which just hit the fashion wires. When it was first revealed that she would be shot for the magazine, there was resounding applause from women the world over. The magazine has often been criticized for its lack of diversity where the cover is concerned, so the choice of the bodacious and beautifully curvy Adele was met with triumphant fanfare. Shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Pigott, she is captured in a full-lipped, cat-eyed, classic Hollywood meets Raphaelite painting sort of way, and HOLY BAZOOMBAGE is she stunning. In the accompanying cover article, she opens up to Vogue about her breakup, Grammy nods, BeyoncĂ©, and just how she felt on the MTV VMA red carpet.

Adele in the March 2012 issue of “Vogue.”
Photo: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot/Courtesy of “Vogue”

“I’m a big personality. I walk into a room, big and tall and loud,” Adele tells the magazine, and it seems as if this is how they tried to capture here with similar bombast in the cover shoot. Wearing everything from a black embroidered Oscar de la Renta gown to corsetry and peasant blouses, she lounges daydream-style on fainting couches or stares at the camera with those giant peepers clutching her temples with Fratelli Orsini gloves. You simply can’t look away; she’s mesmerizing with those wide eyes and perfectly crimson lips. Adele was the highest selling artist of 2011, and also the biggest winner at the Grammys, and she discusses her nominations with the magazine, saying, “I would love, absolutely love, to win. This record is coming to an end, and that would be the final brick on it.”

Adele says that BeyoncĂ© is her biggest influence too. “I love how all of her songs are about empowerment,” she tells Vogue, “Even when she’s married and Jay-Z put a ring on it, she releases ’Single Ladies.’ I think she’s really inspiring. She’s beautiful. She’s ridiculously talented, and she is one of the kindest people I’ve ever met.” The same could be said about Adele. At a time in life when most girls are feeling awkward about relationships, Adele released not one but TWO albums by the age of 23 about a heart-wrenching breakup with her ex-boyfriend. Then she lost her voice and underwent successful throat surgery that brought her voice back (as evidenced at the Grammys) and wasn’t afraid to open up about her insecurities surrounding it to Vogue.

But what about her thoughts on red carpet style? “I hate the red carpet,” she says, “I don’t feel insecure, I just feel like, ’Oh, I don’t want to do this.’ I literally get a stomach cramp. At the VMAs last year I felt really out of my comfort zone because there were so many superstars there. But that’s been the case from day one. I never feel like, ’Oh, yeah, I should be here.'” But she should! And perhaps she’s coming around to that, as she looked stunning (and comfortable) in her Armani Grammy gown last night. We think she most definitely belongs in the fashion world and is here to say. So, Karl Lagerfeld? You can zip it.

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