Taylor Swift's Photo Shoot: Behind the Scenes

Cover star Taylor Swift heralds a new era of feminine grace with small-town roots.

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Mark Abrahams
It used to be that skimpy Catholic-schoolgirl uniforms were a staple on young pop stars (Britney Spears, we're looking at you). But Taylor Swift's approach to style in the spotlight is much more subtle: Champion the signposts of youth — girlie frills, a little sparkle — without turning them into camp. For our photo shoot, the MC fashion team whipped up signature looks of lace, chiffon, pleats, and feathered dresses. Then they spiked them all with aggressive, don't-mess-with-me stilettos. Despite having the stomach flu, the 20-year-old singer took to the demure frocks like Lady Gaga to a lobster hat. READ OUR INTERVIEW WITH TAYLOR SWIFT
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Dress, price upon request, Marchesa; shoes, price upon request, Christian Louboutin for J. Mendel; bracelet, price upon request, Cartier; ring, Swift's own
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Behind the scenes during Taylor's fashion shoot.
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Dress $550, Rebecca Taylor; (212) 966-0406.
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Dress, $1,390, Proenza Schouler.
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Eyeshadow $7.49, CoverGirl Smoky ShadowBlast Eye Color in Bronze Fire.
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Hiding Swift from paparazzi was tricky in a glass house in Los Angeles.
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Bra & panty $340 & $240, Carine Gilson Lingerie Couture; net-a-porter.com.
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Bracelet price upon request, Cartier; cartier.com for stores.
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Shoes $150, Gun Metal at Victoria's Secret; victoriassecret.com.
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Swift charms and disarms in Dior.
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Dress price upon request, Cynthia Rowley; cynthiarowley.com.
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Bracelet $340, Made Her Think; madeherthink.com.
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Swift in a chiffon dress by Dior.
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Bracelet $475, Made Her Think at Confederacy; (323) 913-3040.
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Bracelets $480 each, J Dauphin; forwardforward.com.
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