Dua Lipa generates headlines. Wrack up over a billion views for a music video on YouTube, then press is sure to follow. V has long championed musical artists and for the latest issue stays true its heritage by awarding the cover to Dua Lipa. Photographed by Inez & Vinoodh and styled by George Cortina, the cover is a sultry complement to Dua’s cover contribution to British GQ for the month of May. The corresponding V113 cover story features an interview by Katy Perry. The resulting conversation between two pop stars at different career moments is fascinating. Perry’s wisdom in these matters cannot be overstated. “I see you as a real talent,” says Perry, who reckons it is only a matter of time for her career to really take off. Dua’s meteoric ascendancy is undeniable and aided by an insatiable drive. “I don’t ever want to feel accomplished, because there should always be something else to look forward to. I always want to be nervous and scared of my dreams, but at the same time, I want to be confident enough to go and get them.”

Visit vmagazine.com to read the interview in full.

Credits include: Publication, V113 Summer 2018; Photography, Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin; Styling, George Cortina; Hair, Ward at The Wall Group; Makeup, Aaron de May at Art Partner; Manicure, Gina Viviano at Artists by Timothy Priano using Dior Vernis; Photography assistance, Joe Hume, Tailor Martin Keehn; Styling assistance, Steven La Fuente, Julie Brigati; Makeup assistance, Tayler Treadwell; Hair assistance, Brian Casey, Billy Schaedler.

Dua Lipa | V113 Summer 2018 (Photography: Inez & Vinoodh)

Dua Lipa | V113 Summer 2018 (Photography: Inez & Vinoodh)