This Is What Selena Gomez Is Wearing on Her 'Billboard' Cover

Courtesy of Billboard/Zoey Grossman
Selena Gomez

Sophisticated being the operative word.

Selena Gomez may first have come onto the scene as a cute kid on Barney & Friends, but she certainly has grown up — and her style has definitely evolved. On the cover of Billboard, the singer and friend of Taylor Swift looks chicer than ever in a boyfriend-style white-and-black tuxedo.

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Styled by Christian Classen, who's part of Kate Young's team, Gomez is sophisticated and cool wearing a Maison Martin Margiela ensemble, accessorized with Jennifer Fisher jewels including a metallic choker and several silver rings.


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The star, who revealed to Billboard that she suffered from lupus, also seems to be embracing the minimal-makeup trend that slowly is seeping from catwalks to magazine covers. WWD profiled the 23-year-old singer whose fifth album drops Friday, taking a look at her new look, which features much more monochromatic dressing and labels like Elie Saab, Edun and Preen.

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Said Gomez, "The older that I’ve become, I’ve felt very connected to fashion, especially this past year working with [stylist] Kate Young and creating these relationships with people that I never had before." She added, "If I could sum up my look in one word, I would hope that it would be sophisticated."

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It seems the road to sophistication hasn't been totally seamless, though. "When I see something on the rack or on the model, I’ll literally say like, ‘No. That is not something I will wear,’ " said Gomez. Young will "just hold it and sit there until I put it on. I like that — it’s like a trainer, in a way. When you’re working out, you want someone to push you and motivate you to get out of your box and comfort zone." As with a great trainer, the results are well worth it.