Is it possible to simultaneously think that a cover is striking and compelling, and that is has a real High Fashion Brigitte Nielson In Beverly Hills Cop II feel to it? Apparently so. I bet you all the money in my purse right now — a high-rolling $11 — that Discussions Were Had about whether or not they ought to bleach her eyebrows. (Not doing so was the right call.)

Despite the strains of Axel F in the background — can you tell I’ve spent the last several weekends re-watching The Early Films of Eddie Murphy? I strongly recommend this as a coping mechanism — this is an aesthetic that works on K. Stew: slightly androgynous, super glam, very direct to camera. I like it.

Even though I’m pretty sure she’s wearing leggings.

[Photographed by Mario Testino]

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