American superstar Missy Elliott takes the cover story of Elle US Magazine‘s Women In Music edition captured by fashion photographer Mark Seliger. In charge of styling were Misa Hylton and Samira Nasr. Beauty is work of hair stylist Angela Stone and makeup artist Gloria Elias-Foeillet.
“To me, the outfit was a way to mask my shyness behind all the chaos of the look. Although I am shy, I was never afraid to be a provocative woman. The outfit was a symbol of power. I loved the idea of feeling like a hip-hop Michelin woman. I knew I could have on a blow-up suit and still have people talking. It was bold and different. I’ve always seen myself as an innovator and a creative unlike any other.” – Missy Elliott.