Taylor Swift Covers the May Issue of 'Vogue'

It's the singer's third time fronting the magazine, and she's in Saint Laurent.
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Photo: Mert and Marcus

Photo: Mert and Marcus

While many folks were anticipating Gigi Hadid to make her first American Vogue cover appearance on the May 2016 issue following the leak of that sultry editorial with Zayn a couple of weeks ago, the magazine threw us a curveball when it revealed on Thursday that Taylor Swift is the month's cover star. 

Swift, who's fronted the book twice before — once in February 2012 and again in March 2015 alongside her bestie Karlie Kloss — pays homage to Hedi Slimane in her Mert and Marcus-shot spread, wearing Saint Laurent on the cover, complete with the bleach-blonde mop that the designer tends to favor for the models in his shows. (This could explain why she opted for a Saint Laurent jumpsuit at the iHeartRadio Music Awards earlier this month, too.)

Her looks inside the issue are just as fashion-forward — Vetements, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler — and a far cry from the typically cutesy things we're used to seeing her wear. No crop top/skirt combos, here! Is this the beginning of a sartorial turning point for Swift? If so, we're firmly on board. You can read the full story over at Vogue.com.