Rita Ora shuts down ELLE magazine’s May “Women in Music” May issue. Rocking couture pieces varying from Mason Margiela to Chanel, the “R.I.P.” songstress stuns.
Ora is one of three artists to grace the annual edition, including Alicia Keys and Adele. Flip through to see some of the blonde bombshell’s hottest looks and to read what Ora had to say about Jay-Z, the Spice Girls and more. — Shannon Powell
On her childhood idols, the Spice Girls: “I just remember watching them – not even meeting them – and I was completely mesmerized. It feels great to meet someone who is not human, but is.”
On her MTV EMA dress: “I went up to [Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman] and said, ‘Hi, I’m Rita. Nice to meet you. I need to wear your dress.’ She was like, ‘What dress?’ They’ve got 10 million dresses. I said, ‘Look, I have your dress as the screen saver on my phone. This red dress needs to be on my body.’”
On Meeting Jay Z in 2009: “I didn’t think in a million years that I’d fly to New York to meet one of the biggest music moguls of our time.”
On If Her Record Label Dictates What She Does: “That should never be allowed! It’s like somebody telling you what to sing.”