Earlier today we reported on two conflicting rumors concerning US Vogue's March covergirl: Styleite had it going to Taylor Swift, while WWD heard that Vogue was asking for "special cover outfits" from designers for an Adele cover.
Well, we think we've cleared things up. We have it on good authority that Adele is Vogue's March covergirl and Taylor Swift will cover February. It's a big deal that Adele is covering March. March is the spring fashion issue and is the second most important issue following September. The covergirl has to be commercial and appealing to advertisers. And the fact that Vogue has decided on Adele for March, someone who doesn't look like most other Vogue covergirls is a big deal. So kudos to Vogue for going with Adele here--let's just hope they don't give her the British Vogue close-crop treatment. We were hoping she'd follow her British Vogue cover with a US one, and to land March is no small feat. And if our Facebook post about the rumor is any indication--readers want to see Adele on the cover, too. When we posed the question--who would you rather see on the cover, Taylor Swift or Adele?--the answer was a resounding "Adele!" Of the 18 readers responded there wasn't one in favor of Swift. Sorry Tay.
But it's still noteworthy that Taylor Swift has graduated from Teen Vogue covers to regular Vogue ones. Even if February isn't as "important" it is still Vogue.