Taylor Swift Looks Edgier Than Ever on Her First Magazine Cover Since Release of 'Reputation'

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Taylor Swift hasn't looked this fierce since her red carpet appearance at the 2016 Met Gala. 

On Monday, the 27-year-old singer was excited to share that she is the cover girl for British Vogue's January issue, the first magazine she's graced since the release of her album, Reputation.

On the cover, Swift poses in a backless red YSL gown with silver studs all over it. As for her hair, the front of the 'do features old Hollywood-style waves while the back is simply scrunched up to make loose curls. Like her look at the Met Gala, the GRAMMY winner rocks black lipstick along with super dark eye makeup to make the photo all the more sultry and goth-like.

Swift was quite pleased with the finished product and praised fashion photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for their vision of the cover, as well as British Vogue's editor-in-chief Edward Enninful. "Thank you @edward_enninful and @mertalas for your passion, spirit, and contagious laughter on set," Swift captioned the image. "Mert and Marcus took these photos for @britishvogue and my album photos for Reputation, and it’s been such a bonding experience working together so closely and talking so much about what we wanted to make."

She added, "It’s been a while since I’ve done a magazine cover. I’m really happy my first one back was with such wonderful people."

Swift's issue of British Vogue will be available in the U.K. on Dec. 8.

It was a big weekend for Swift, who reunited with Ed Sheeran twice to perform their new song, "End Game." On Friday, the two hit the stage together at 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball in Inglewood, California, followed by CBS Radio's 99.7 NOW! POPTOPIA holiday concert on Saturday in San Jose, California. 

Here's a look at Swift's return to the stage:


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