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Taylor Swift Gets a Hair (and Style!) Transformation on Vogue's May Cover: See Her 'Rock N' Roll Chick' Moment

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Taylor Swift may be baking cookies while on her post-tour hiatus, but she’s still very much on the fashion scene. The 26-year-old superstar proved just that in a captivating photo shoot for Vogue‘s May 2016 issue. Swift covers the high-fashion glossy for the third time (!), debuting a brand new look to the world.

Taylor Swift May 2016 Vogue Cover
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Vogue

“I’m thrilled that it’s Taylor Swift, who’s my co-chair this year at the Met Gala,” Vogue‘s editor Anna Wintour shared of the cover reveal on the Today Show Thursday. “And we very much wanted to give Taylor a new look, make her into a sort of a rock n’ roll chick.”

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Swift teams a pair of sky-high, platform Vetements boots with a a sparkly Saint Laurent mini by Hedi Slimane on the cover, which Wintour explains is a tribute to the designer who just stepped down as Creative Director of the fashion house.

“We were also very aware that the rumors circulating at the time that Hedi Slimane the great designer of Yves Saint Laurent might be stepping down from his post so we wanted to do an homage to Hedi on the cover,” she said. “But we love the way she looks, we think she looks young and modern and different and I can’t wait to see what she’s going to wear on May 2.”

Taylor Swift May 2016 Vogue Cover
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for Vogue

 

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The theme for this year’s Met Gala is “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” and we already picked out a few pieces Tay might want to consider. The singer’s personal style has also seen a shift. She’s traded her circle skirts and oxford for edgy mini dresses and futuristic jumpsuits. (We wonder if Anna and her beau Calvin Harris have influenced her at all?)

As for trends to stay away from, Wintour revealed that she’s not a fan of nylon, wants to invent a new term for athleisure and that culottes only work if you are tall and thin, like Karlie Kloss.

Swift famously covered the March 2015 issue of Vogue alongside Kloss, one of the founding members of Swift’s girl squad. And she first covered the magazine back in 2012, before her transition from country to pop.

Vogue Karlie and Taylor
Mikael Jansson for Vogue



(Mario Testino/Vogue)

And in 2016, the star said she’s still adding things to her bucket list — as well as working on setting small personal goals.

“I would really like to take a little time to learn things,” she told Vogue. “I want to be a well-rounded person who can make a good drink … to be able to save somebody if they’re drowning … I do things like this. I [once] got it in my head that I couldn’t do a split, and I was really upset about it. And so I stretched every single day for a year until I could do a split. Somehow I feel better knowing that I can.”

The May issue of Vogue arrives on newsstands April 26. What do you think of Taylor’s Vogue makeover? Share below.

–Brittany Talarico