Britney Spears Covers Harper’s Bazaar

Britney Spears Harper’s Bazaar June 2011 cover
Photo: Alexi Lubomirski for Harper’s Bazaar
Britney Spears looks white hot on the June cover of Harper’s Bazaar.

Pop star Britney Spears gazes demurely over her shoulder on the June cover of Harper’s Bazaar. In the accompanying interview, she cuts loose in a skateboarding park, talks about her upcoming tour—and casts a backward glance at a fashion gaffe.

With loose, softly waved hair, neutral makeup, and a long-sleeve, white Bill Blass gown, Spears’s cover look is pristinely polished.

For the interior photos, the performer amps things up in sheer black numbers, including a stage-worthy chiffon Dolce & Gabbana gown sprinkled with stars. She strides through a graffiti-blasted skate park in tight, black minidresses by Isabel Marant and Blumarine.

In training for her Femme Fatale tour, she notes how glad she is to be performing again. “I’ve worked so hard on this album, so it’s really refreshing,” she says. “I feel like I’m drinking a tall glass of homemade sweet tea on a really hot, beautiful day … Hopefully, I won’t be in the wilderness on stage.”

Britney Spears Harper’s Bazaar June 2011 cover
Photo: Alexi Lubomirski for Harper’s Bazaar
Spears dials it up in Dolce & Gabbana.

Spears explains that motherhood has made her more up front about her career. “I’m more straightforward, and I speak up more than I did before,” she tells features/special projects director Laura Brown. “When I was younger, I wouldn’t speak up as much, but now that I’m a mom, things have changed.”

She also ’fesses up to her worst red carpet moment: the fruit-salad outfit she wore to the Billboard Awards in 2000, complete with violet fishnets and an orange feather-topped hat.

“I thought it was just a marvelous idea to wear this purple and orange outfit; it was like high school colors,” she laughs. “I was a cheerleader for a school I didn’t know.”

For more Britney photos and to read the full interview, visit Harper’s Bazaar online and pick up the June issue, which hits newsstands May 31.