By Erin Moonyeen Haley
Lizzo is a cross between a fire goddess and a Mae West acolyte on the November cover of Vanity Fair. She stuns in an off-the-shoulder red ruffled coat with plenty of thigh on display thanks to the lipstick-red lace-up boots by Pleaser with leg-sculpting platform heels. Act No 1 gloves are the same candy apple red as the Yandy fishnet stockings and the rest of the ensemble. Cartier and Austin James Smith jewels drip from the neck and fingers, while a stylish mullet and smokey eyes deliver on the glamorization of punk look.
Inside the pages, photos pay a tongue-in-chic tribute to Ursula - this time in a rebellious vixen motif - with architectural legs extending from a sleeveless bodice and an Ilariusss headpiece with an awning drop.
Keeping with the red, black and white color scheme, other looks hint at Roman-flavored conquest thanks to sweeping Gucci capes and headpieces that mimic galea helmets and their mohawk plumes.
Fashion aside, Lizzo tackles the mega issues in the article. She weighs in on America's democratic consciousness as the nation teeters on the edge of another political season, skillfully dissecting everything from the Supreme Court to white supremacy to the milquetoast white women who have been complicit long before 2016. Between the fashion and the politics, the article is ultimately a reminder that, to be in the presence of Lizzo is to be in the presence of greatness.
Images courtesy of Vanity Fair. Issue hits the stands October 18.