Adele, Rita Ora, And Alicia Keys Cover ‘ELLE’ Magazine’s Women In Music Issue

Adele on the May issue of ’ELLE.’
Photo: Courtesy of ’ELLE’/Thomas Whiteside

No joke, we were in the middle of reading a piece about Adele’s potential wedding dress (it might be designed by Jenny Packham!) when this GORGEOUS ELLE magazine cover landed in our inbox. We were all, “OMG, OMG, OMG,” until we realized she’s also rotating covers with Rita Ora and Alicia Keys for the May Women in Music issue. Yasss! For Adele’s look, they decided to amp up her soft-yet-stunning retro glamor vibe by shooting in the iconic EastWest Studios, which is famous for recording Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits. Her black lace Alberta Ferretti dress was the perfect backdrop against her STUNNING beauty game—a killer bouffant with a soft smoky eye, nude lips, and a touch of shimmery bronzer. Perf!

Rita Ora in the May issue of ’ELLE.’
Photo: Courtesy of ’ELLE’/Thomas Whiteside

Rita went the total opposite route in an out-of-this-world futuristic silver and blue metallic Maison Martin Margiela couture dress with a black floral headpiece. She finished the looked with statement brows, kohl-rimmed lids, matte red lips, and glossy crimson nails. *bows down*

Alicia Keys in the May issue of ’ELLE.’
Photo: Courtesy of ’ELLE’/Doug Inglish

For Alicia’s shoot, she went ALL. OUT. in a fiery red Jean Paul Gaultier turtleneck with a matching pout. According to the mag, she sang along to a Grace Jones album during the shoot to really channel that ’90s vibe, and we can tell! To see even more photos and inspiration behind ELLE’s cover shoot, head on over to!

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