Taylor Swift will be a co-chair for the MET gala next month but the songstress is unrecognizable on the May 2016 cover of Vogue magazine. On the cover which was shot by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Taylor is wearing a SAINT LAURENT SPRING 2016 dress and black leather platform boots. Her look was topped off with a blonde wavy cut with bangs and a bold red lip. In the issue she talks fashion, taking a break, her relationship with Calvin Harris and more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview and to see her fashion spread. For more on Taylor's feature, visit Vogue.com and pick up a copy on newsstand. What do you think of Taylor's cover?
On what she is going to do with her life when she takes a break:'I have no idea. This is the first time in ten years that I haven’t known. I just decided that after the past year, with all of the unbelievable things that happened . . . I decided I was going to live my life a little bit without the pressure on myself to create something.'
On wanting to do music over horseback riding:
'That was kind of my mom’s thing. She really wanted me to be a horseback rider, and I did it competitively until I worked up the nerve at age twelve to tell her I didn’t really love it like she loved it. I just wanted to make music and do theater. So I’ve been a big disappointment.'
On her fashion:
'I can look back at an old photo and tell you roughly what year it’s from. Going through different phases is one of my favorite things about fashion. I love how it can mark the passage of time. It’s similar to my songs in that way—it all helps identify where I was at in different points of my life.'
Michael Kors collection shirtdress
Marchesa jeweled dress
Calvin Klein Collection dress
Marc Jacobs sequin dress and platform shoes
Proenza Schouler dress & Vetements platform shoes
Michael Kors Collection
Credit: Vogue Magazine