Billie Eilish has been seen wearing baggy clothing in public many times. However, for the cover shoot for British Vogue, the 19-year-old singer decided to wear something completely new — a far cry from her previous fashion outings. She was pictured in vintage lingerie, looking gorgeous and in absolute control of her body.
“I’ve literally never done anything in this realm at all,” the singer confessed before teasing, “except for when I’m alone and s—-.”
For Vogue, however, she not only looks beautiful, but she also seems to have complete control of how her body is portrayed to the public. She posted the cover image on Instagram, writing in the caption that she thanks the outlet “for respecting my vision and making this come to life”.
Eilish, who debuted her new light blonde hair last month for the daring photoshoot, wears a collection of vintage-inspired dresses. She wears a custom Burberry trench coat and corset in one photo, as well as a tattoo she got last year that she previously promised fans would never see.
In a lengthy Instagram update, British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful also detailed the process of having Eilish shot for the June cover, writing how she wanted “nothing short of a transformation.” “As a result, she came to Vogue with a plan. What if, she wondered, she wanted to show more of her body in a fashion story for the first time? What if she wanted to play with corsetry and adopt the aesthetic of the semi pin-ups she’d always admired?” he wondered.
“It was time, she said, for something new. Billie collaborated closely with the team here, led by style director Dena Giannini, and I think it’s safe to say the result is Billie Eilish as we’ve never seen her before – but as always with Billie, it goes deeper, and it is the story behind the transformation that is key.”
In the interview, Eilish also said that not all responses to the photoshoot would likely be positive. “‘Why would you wear a corset if you’re all about body positivity?’ ‘What’s the harm in showing your whole body?’ “One potential response, she said.
“My thing is that I can do whatever I want,” she said. “It’s all about what makes you feel good. If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, f— it – if you feel like you look good, you look good.”
“Showing your body and showing your skin – or not – does not detract from your respect,” the singer has said, adding that her choice of clothing was not meant to be an attack or a statement against other female pop stars who dress differently.
“I’ve never felt so passionately about a project as I do about this one. I hope you feel the same way I do “she continued.
She told Vogue, “I’ve grown so much and gotten so much better in my voice — it’s insane to think about.” “I think that change is one of life’s greatest gifts.”