Behind the Scenes of Miley's Cover Shoot

Get an exclusive peek inside the California set, where the former Hannah Montana star was eager to play dress-up.
miley cyrus behind the scenes cover shoot
Lucy Fox
Get an exclusive peek inside the California set, where the former Hannah Montana star was eager to play dress-up.Plus, check out Miley's cover look and shop the clothes from her shoot, and read her cover story!
miley cyrus behind the scenes cover shoot
Lucy Fox
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Ready to Roll
Best friend in tow and eager to play dress up, Miley arrived at the Agoura Hills, California, set of our cover shoot clad in skinny black J Brand jeans, studded Zadig & Voltaire boots, and a shredded vintage tee.
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Despite having posed in more photographs than the pope, the 18-year-old delighted in trying on racks of crystal-embellished looks — including this severely studded Burberry Prorsum jacket — as if it were her first time in front of the camera.
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Sprayed Silly
And those perfect tresses? They're styled with John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfecting Spray.
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The Silver Lining
Next, Miley geared up for Outfit No. 2 — a nearly $2,000 metallic-chic Gareth Pugh dress, accented with amazing rings from LowLuv by Erin Wasson, Nicky Hilton, and Atelier Swarovski by Prabal Gurung.
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Bird's Eye View
Behind the scenes is always crazed — even at the gorgeous southern Cali set (complete with swimming pool!)
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Funny Girl
Legally, the former Disney darling is an adult — but on set? Still as playful and silly as she was as a kid. Case in point: In between shots, she'd mouth "I love you" to her mom, Tish.
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Take it Outside
Miley gets some fresh air — and checks her favorite accessory, her phone, diligently — in a beautifully embellished white Dolce & Gabbana cocktail dress.
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Dressed to Kill
The star loved this daring lace-up Roberto Cavalli gown so much, she came this close to wearing it to the American Music Awards!
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Sultry at Sunset
As the sun went down, Miley looked spectacular in an AF Vandevorst chain-mail frock, topped off with jewels by Gem Kingdom, Haute Hippie, Janis by Janis Savitt, Jen Kao, Carol Marie, and Assad Mounser.
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Picture Perfect
Back inside, the Nashville native rocked the shoot long after dark.
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The Perfect Shot
Marie Claire's photo team sifts through hundreds of images of the teen sensation before selecting the perfect few for the print edition — and its four different covers!
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Teen Techie
Back in her studded boots and pashmina, the devoted Mac fan capped off the day by checking in with her iPhone and spiffy new iPad.
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Party in the U.S.A.
Before calling it a night, our cover girl — who gave Marie Claire her first interview as a full-fledged adult — made a belated birthday wish (her real birthday is Nov. 23) over a sinful dark chocolate cake.
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Make a Wish
Happy 18th birthday, Miley!
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