Canadian pop star, 'Abel Makkonen Tesfaye' popularly known as 'The Weeknd' alongside top models, ‘Iriana Shayk’ and ‘Adriana Lima’ have been selected as the cover stars of the September edition of Harper's 'Bazaar' magazine.
In the September edition of Bazaar, the magazine for its #BAZAARIcons takes a dive into some fashion and musical talents including 'Courtney Love', ‘Miranda Lambert’, ‘Travis Scott’ & more.
According to the magazine, The Weeknd who appears to be press shy only agreed to an interview via an email where he opened up about the disparity between his real-life persona and his lyrical persona, his favorite villains & more
According to the 'Star Boy' crooner, mystery is always great and at such, he won't rush into letting people know everything about him.
Read excerpts from his interview below:
On his Favorite Villains
"The last one I was really infatuated with was Heath Ledger’s Joker. David from the new 'Alien Saga' who has no remorse for human life".
On the disparity between his lyrical and real-life personas
"I’m not in a rush to let people know everything about me. Mystery is always great".
On preserving his mystique as an A-lister
"Luckily, the only thing the world demands of me is music. I don’t have to give them anything else for the rest of my life".
On if he would ever tinker with his public persona for his next album
"Kind of like pulling a Ziggy Stardust. Maybe I’ll retire from being the Weeknd or maybe I’ll just give him a break".
Read Full Interview HERE
Photography: Brigitte Lacombe | @brigittelacombe
Creative direction: The Style Council| @thestylecouncilparis
Styling: Carine Roitfeld | @carineroitfeld
Sittings Editor: Ben Perreira | @benperreira
Sittings Assistant: Ron Hartleben | @ronnie_hart
Hair: Tina Outen | @tinadidit
Makeup: Isamaya Ffrench | @isamayaffrench
Left: The Weeknd (Saint Laurent) - Right: Candice Swanepoel (Chanel Blouse and Skirt)
Karlie Kloss and Natasha Poly (What Goes Around Comes Around slips and Chanel boots)
Joan Smalls (Dior Dress)
Miranda Lambert (Michael Kors Collection Dress)
Travis Scott (Yeezy Jeans)
Dionne Warwick (Dionne Warwick Clothing)
Courtney Love (Gucci Dress)