Photographed by Mario Testino, the "world's most influential 25-year-old" and "captain of the #GirlSquad" ditches her typical crop top and high-waisted skirt combo for a tuxedo-style ensemble consisting of a white dress shirt, black blazer and pants and a neck scarf tied in a bow. Her blond locks are blown out into voluminous curls, and her lips painted in her signature shade of red.
Inside the issue, the pop star sports an array of glam, grown-up and sophisticated frocks, including a sequinned, zebra-print gown, a shaggy fur coat and a two-toned silk dress. She also flashes her
insured legs in a black halter dress with a plunging neckline.
Swift's cover story touches on her influential letter to Apple Music, her reconciliation with Kanye West ("unknowingly" facilitated by Jay Z) and her bond with her high-profile, ever-growing clique of girlfriends.
"When you’ve got this group of girls who need each other as much as we need each other," she tells the magazine. "In this climate, when it’s so hard for women to be understood and portrayed the right way in the media... now more than ever, we need to be good and kind to each other, and not judge each other -- and just because you have the same taste in men, we don’t hold that against each other."
Tay even speaks about the overlap in the dating pool of her squad (ie. Gigi Hadid dating Swifty's ex, Joe Jonas).
"We even have girls in our group who have dated the same people," she notes."It’s almost like the sisterhood has such a higher place on the list of priorities for us. It’s so much more important than some guy that it didn’t work out with."
To check out the full interview and spread, head to VanityFair.com.
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