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BILLIE’S TOP FOUR: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF JUNE’S BRITISH VOGUE COVER

BILLIE’S TOP FOUR: THE SIGNIFICANCE OF JUNE’S BRITISH VOGUE COVER

by Laura Copley
4 min
billie eilish vogue june cover

It’s been about a week since we were knocked sideways thanks to Billie Eilish’s June cover of Vogue. In that time, we’ve fixed our jaws back in place and our eyes back in their sockets to take a closer peek at the chosen designers used for Billie’s big reveal.

As Editor In Chief Edward Enninful mentioned in an IG post, Billie brought forward the idea of her now iconic evolution to Vogue and wanted to be front and centre when it came to the ins and outs of her BV fashion fairytale. After all, this would be the first time the ocean eye’d teen superstar would be dressing down and moving out of her oversized safety net. So, which designer’s got the ultimate honour of playing a part in this highkey cultural reset? We picked our fave shots from Billie’s IG to dissect the significance of each brand:

 

 

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BURBERRY

Eilish is no stranger to the London-based tartan giants, wearing the brand at multiple award ceremonies including last year’s Brit Awards, where she donned the designer’s staple piece – the trench. Fast forward a year, and there’s a lot more (or less) going on underneath this one. This custom piece’s design is sleek and classic, and perhaps reminiscent of that other thing trenches are known for… did anyone say exhibitionism?

The kink gave a whole new meaning to the trench, one that usually implies a sexy secret (if it’s consensual ofc) is hidden within. In this shot, Billie’s proudly pushing the coat off centre, so the focus is on her body (and also the to die for Mugler boots), suggesting that she wants us to look. And more importantly, she’s ready for us to look. 

 

 

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GUCCI

Another classic in Eilish’s wardrobe. We usually see Billie combine the iconic monogram with even more monogram (and then some), so we’re loving this subtle double Gucci pairing in sensual tones rather than the headache-inducing neon greens that we’re accustomed to. Billie stays true to her faves, while experimenting with a softer, more sophisticated colour palette that we’re more likely to associate with being grown. This is a cute ode to her past style, and we love that instead of an au revoir to multi-monogram, it’s more of an ooh la la to where Billie can take it in her next fashion phase…

 

 

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MUGLER

Everyone and their mom’s have now worn some version of this catsuit, but we really weren’t expecting it to turn up on Billie… but we’re sure glad it did. Through the decades, Mugler has been known as one of the most daring designers out there: from nip-exposing robots to the original catsuit, Mugler has always pushed the boundaries of sex appeal and the female form. Eilish quoted for this shot, do whatever you want whenever you want. fuck everything else.” She’s truly begun her own Mugler metamorphosis. 

 

 

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VIVIENNE WESTWOOD

It wouldn’t have made sense for anyone else to pull on those corset strings except the queen of cinched waists herself, AKA, Vivienne Westwood. Westwood’s brand has always teetered along the lines between punk rock IDGAF energy, and elegance – which is something Eilish and Viv’ definitely have in common. The nude corset dress by Andreas Kronthaler for VW captures the grace of a Monroe, pinup-style silhouette, while Billie’s nude talons keep her true to her edge. It’s the perfect combo of what it means for Billie to be in touch with herself, and her femininity. 

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