Is there a major magazine that Miley Cyrus hasn’t covered in the last year? From her brand new (nude!) W cover to recent shoots for V, Cosmopolitan, Elle UK and Harper’s Bazaar, it would appear that editors from all over the world are doing whatever they can to get the singer photographed for their books.
In another high fashion coup, Cyrus scored the cover of the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Love, with an editorial shot by David Sims — the same photographer who was behind her spring ad campaign for Marc Jacobs — and styled by Katie Grand. While Cyrus pouts her way through the images in pieces by Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Ulyana Sergeenko and Vivienne Westwood, it sounds like Grand might have had her work cut out for her while calling in items for the story.
“As first I wasn’t sure about Miley. A lot of people aren’t. It was tricky to borrow clothes for the shoot because she seems to divide opinion in a Marmite-esque way,” wrote Grand in her introduction to Cyrus’ cover story. “Many people I respect didn’t want to get involved. They thought there was something superficial about her — dangerous, even.”
Sure, it seems like these days Cyrus prefers to wear as little clothing as possible. But with so many big names in the industry lining up to work with her, including Roberto Cavalli, Donatella Versace and Marc Jacobs — who Grand admits was the one who turned her on to Cyrus — and her booking cover after cover, we honestly find this a bit surprising.
We’ve heard of similar situations to this one in the industry, like when Nicola Formichetti admitted to having a hard time getting samples for Kim Kardashian’s 2013 Elle shoot, but despite Cyrus’s sexuality, she’s a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment world, with true talent and a unique sense of style. It’s interesting that designers — who relish in creativity — wouldn’t want to support that.
Either way, maybe this is why one of the singer’s Love portraits involves her wearing nothing more than nipple covers (seen right), which are Cyrus’ own.