V LEGENDS: Miley Cyrus

V LEGENDS: Miley Cyrus

FOR THE 100TH ISSUE, V PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CREATIVE MINDS OF OUR MANY LOYAL CONTRIBUTORS. YOU CAN CALL THEM LEGENDS. HERE, THE MULTI-TALENTED MILEY CYRUS

FOR THE 100TH ISSUE, V PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CREATIVE MINDS OF OUR MANY LOYAL CONTRIBUTORS. YOU CAN CALL THEM LEGENDS. HERE, THE MULTI-TALENTED MILEY CYRUS

Text: William Defebaugh

When Miley Cyrus came to the V offices in February 2013 to discuss her upcoming cover for V83, she was still in the early stages of her transformation, and some V staffers were skeptical. Is this another Disney Channel star going off the handle? Is she being remolded by her record label? Does she really have what it takes to shed her Hannah Montana reputation? But anyone who has ever had a meeting with Cyrus can attest that the singer is as mature of a businesswoman as she is provocative pop connoisseur, proving within minutes that yes, she did have the moxie required for a Madonna-level metamorphosis. Any remaining fears quickly diminished when the images arrived from her shoot with Mario Testino and Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, which showed the singer clad in only briefs, motorcycle leather, and varying shades of colored hair. It was her first editorial as an artistic adult, having found her voice as an individual. Since then, Cyrus has returned for the cover of V91, styled by Cerf de Dudzeele again and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld, threw a party with the magazine for Art Basel in Miami in 2014, had her first art opening in our own offices, released two widely successful albums, and started the Happy Hippie Foundation, which raises awareness for disenfranchised LGBT youths. She has chronicled all of these adventures and more in her now-famous column for the magazine, Diary of a Dirty Hippie, as one of V’ s contributing editors.This is an excerpt from V Legends: a special supplement to V100.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY KARL LAGERFELD AND STYLED BY CARLYNE CERF DE DUDZEELE FOR V91.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY MARIO TESTINO AND STYLED BY CARLYNE CERF DE DUDZEELE FOR V83.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY KARL LAGERFELD AND STYLED BY CARLYNE CERF DE DUDZEELE FOR V91.

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PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHEYNE THOMAS FOR V93.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHEYNE THOMAS FOR V95.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY KARL LAGERFELD AND STYLED BY CARLYNE CERF DE DUDZEELE FOR V91.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHEYNE THOMAS FOR V93.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHEYNE THOMAS FOR V93.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHEYNE THOMAS FOR V93.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY VIJAT MOHINDRA FOR V98.

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