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.