For Elle’s May 2013 Music Issue, the fashion pub chose Alicia Keys to helm one of the three covers. Joining Adele and Rita Ora to create the triple threat of music, Alicia sporting a Jean Paul Gaultier turtleneck, red lip (our pick? MAC Ruby Woo) and a gelled mane. Apparently her edge was inspired by Grace Jones.
Each songstress individually graces the rotating May cover that celebrates the annual Women in Music issue. “We shot Alicia Keys on the rooftop of Siren Studios,” said ELLE’s Assistant Fashion Editor Sarah Schussheim. “She radiated cool New York glamour, relaxing and singing along to a Grace Jones album.”
Mama Alicia even brought a playdate to the shoot. The ‘Girl on fire’ kept busy on set playing with her 2-year-old son Egypt between shots.
Read the full story when the May “Women In Music” issue hits newsstands on April 23rd