The British singer “Adele” on Vogue’s November 2021 Cover Star
Naturally, when it came to the preparation, I was excited – and immediately called Meisel to see if he would consider taking on the assignment for British Vogue. As industry watchers will know, the legendary image-maker rarely photographs celebrities these days, but he adores Adele, as we all do, and so he said yes straight away. Well, it is Adele, isn’t it? I can still remember my first time hearing her voice, years before she became the record-breaking dynamo we know today. I can recall Alec, my partner, saying to me: “You’ve got to listen to this girl on Myspace,” and he’d play me “Hometown Glory”. It was clear not only that she had a rare gift with that voice, but in terms of connecting with people’s emotions, hers was a once-in-a-generation talent.