V Magazine always gets it right. Remember Brit Brit‘s “The Bitch Is Back And Better Than Ever”? Or their 2012 Youth Quake issue, featuring goth-pop princesses Charli XCX, Sky Ferreira and Grimes? Or Madonna and Katy Perry‘s S-S-S-&-M-M-M-inspired shoot last summer?
They’ve just done it again.
In a move that feels like fan-fiction plucked straight from my mind, the fashion mag has selected FKA twigs, Sam Smith, Jessie Ware and Tinashe (pronounced slay-na-shay) to grace the covers of their forthcoming Music issue (V93), out on January 15. That’s right: The Aquarius Queen reigns supreme on the cover of a magazine. That’s my girl!
The photos, shot by Inez & Vinoodh, are all bold and delicious, from Jessie’s leather jacket smolder to twigs’ spellbinding hot bo-deh to Tinashe’s topless reign. Even Sam, who’s usually seen buttoned up to the chin, has loosened up his collar and given us some skin for a George Michael-inspired look.
And it only gets better: Legends are involved too. Tinashe is interviewed by Patti LaBelle inside the issue, while Sam Smith speaks with Chaka Khan. It’s like Divas Live in interview form!
Amazing all around.
Photos via V Magazine