Taylor Swift Goes High Glamour on the Cover of T

12/04/2009 at 04:02 PM ET

Courtesy of T Magazine

It’s Taylor Swift like you’ve never seen her before! The country star goes big-city stylish on the cover of this Sunday’s T: The New York Times Style Magazine. And on its inside pages it’s clear that she’s come a long way from her days of dressing in jeans and sparkly shirts to drop off CD demos at major record labels when she was just 11. Taylor models some seriously high-fashion looks in the spread, which was shot by famed photographer Raymond Meier, including a silver metallic Burberry Prorsum jacket, Chanel dress, to a dazzling Prada Swarovski crystal top and chandelier skirt. But it wasn’t just fashion on the star’s mind. Swift talks openly about growing up as an outcast. “I would sit on the edge of class and watch people interact with each other,” said Swift. “I’d watch guys flirt with cool girls and I would watch best friends talk, and I would go home and write about it. If you listen to my albums, it’s like reading my diary.” Visit nytimes.com to watch video of the singer’s heart-to heart with T‘s editor at large, and read the full story in T Magazine’s Holiday issue, which comes out this weekend in the Sunday New York Times.


Courtesy T Magazine

Courtesy T Magazine

Courtesy T Magazine

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Bebe on

Glad that she took chances! Obviously these photos are out of her comfort zone but she pulled it off like a champion!!

Congrats Ms. Swift! Love the pics!

jennifer on

she looks beautiful of course, but why cant they let her be herself? those frankenstein boots…she’d never really wear that stuff

Mary on

Jennifer, it’s called a FASHION shoot.

I personally think these photos are amazing. I’m not a fan of Taylor’s music, but she’s a beautiful girl and certainly has the physical attributes to pull off the looks–she looks like a real model.

alicia on

I am a major Taylor Swift fan and I love these photos! When I first saw them I though hmm this is different. Taylor would make such a great fashion model.

monkeyface on

Glorious pics….I have the magazine and my favorite is the one of Taylor in sunglasses……do you have this?

Christine on

TAYLOR IS STUNNNNNING ! especially w| straight hair.

jennifer on

Thanks Mary, I know what a fashion shoot is being that I work at a magazine, so calm down, it’s called having an opinion.

rob on


mickyz on

dont like it, saw the pics in the mag today, still dont like it, like taylor though, and snl, and taylor on snl and she is pretty, and seems nice, and acts her age, always has. very classy taylor, she should be in a movie, or should become a covergirl mode, very fresh and cute, just like cover girl. LUV YA TAY TAY

mckenzie on

Taylor is very classy! I love the photos, and everything about her. She always acts her age, unlike many stars these days, and she is pretty!

heather on

I think she’s beautiful! This girl does whatever she sets her mind to & its gonna make her a successful loved person, more than what she is now! Way to go taylor

emma on

wow, i really don’t like her like that she just looks plain old weird.

emma on

and retartded!

emarell on

Sorry… nothing can make this twig look pretty. She’s a beady eyed anorexic rodent. With all this paint on her, add ‘prostitute’ to the list.

I don’t get it talentwise either. When she performs, all I can think is “Now sing the *other* note.”

Katie on

Adam Lambert called… he wants his album cover back

JDM on

I actually like these quite a lot. Her normal eye makeup choice makes her look particularly squinty eyed, and the blue is a nice change. It opens up her face/eyes.

xxlacixlouxx on

she is so nauseating and wayyyy over done!!!! i am so sick of hearing about this girl, she has no talent and gets praised for writing nana-nana-boo boo songs. she does NOT deserve to win all of these awards that are thrown at her, not when we have REAL talent like Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, and Beyonce who deserves to win them. I mean really she won over Michael Jackson this year? Something is rigged…or the 13 year old voters are taking over. Her ship will soon sink. She can only sing about high school for so long….

xxlacixlouxx on

AMENNN katie, emma, and emmerrel!! i couldn’t have said it better! she is a talentless, anorexic, rodent! she has the weirdest eyes and needs to eat a sandwich…and maybe go through puberty?

Jen on

I do not believe this is fashion. It shows everything wrong with the fashion world. What normal person would dress like this. My girls and I love Taylor for her down home feel. This was just a waste of a great talent America loves. It oes back to the way they imagine out our youth. Talyor, Be yourself! That is how America loves you.

jaime on

she looks pretty but her discomfort shows. not quite a natural in haute couture, but still pretty photos nonetheless.

emily on

All Taylor Swift sings about is how she was sooo different in high school and how she straightened her hair to fit in and she would NEVER EVER do that again. Hmmm…I guess never ever is finally here.

I’m in high school. Curly hair is practically welcomed.

Not to mention she totally gives girls the idea that sobbing over a pathetic guy is okay. High schoolers have no idea what love is. They’re too self centered. And oh.em.gee. shockingly Taylor Swift’s songs are all about her.

Lori Moore on

I think she is a beautifull and talented women she has so many things she can do sing or be a Top Mode. who knows maybee a Actress is next.

Lori Moore on

I love the new Look but I miss her Curls

ant on

i actually don’t like these photos. I like taylor and think she’s really gorgeous but she isn’t a high fashion model and looks a little out of place here in my opnion. too forced

cc on

MAC naughty nauticals anyone?

Carol on

I loved these photos!
She´s almost looking like Lady Gaga; there´s something from her in this pics; maybe the make up, I don´t know. I just know that she is looking amazing; Taylor is a woman, not a girl.. Think about it – she´s more interesting using these clothes and make up..

Kisses from Brasil!

Sierra on

I don’t like it taylor has always had a great sence of style and this isn’t the look fir a country singer. She has influenced my wordrobe and I get more complements ever since. It’s not her .

Grace on

Hmm, the photos are beautiful, but I kind of like the bubbly, fun, and fresh Taylor she is on stage better.

Baylee on

Wow. Doesn’t look like she’s being herself. They’re making her something she’s not.

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