Taylor Swift has shunned the traditional interview with British Vogue, and instead written a poem for her fans which will be published in the January issue.

The 27-year-old pop star is back, three years after her last album release, 1989, and for her first shoot of the Reputation era she has appeared on the cover of British Vogue and inside the magazine with a 12-page spread.

The magazine has released two further pictures from the shoot – and, unusually for a cover star, there is no traditional interview inside the magazine. Instead Taylor has written a poem, ‘on the subject of reinvention and moving on’.

‘Obviously she is a world-class lyricist – and has written a stunning poem just for Vogue’, said British Vogue editor Edward Enninful.

‘ Taylor is acutely aware of her following and how she communicates with young women, and will never portray a character that would send the wrong message.’

‘That said, even superstars aren't immune to the power of a great dress,’ he added.

‘ Taylor says she has never seen herself transformed like this before, and I was very touched to see how emotional she was at the end of our shoot day in London .’

‘For me, the chance to help transform America ’s most fascinating sweetheart was a joy,’ revealed Enniful.

‘As we took the pop icon on an epic fashion journey with photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, what struck me most about Taylor was her brilliant sense of humour.’

Swift’s sixth album Reputation has become the fastest-selling record in the UK by a female artist in 2017.