Florence Welch Covers Vogue U.K., Talks Karl Lagerfeld and Being 'Scruffy'

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Florence Welch on Vogue U.K.'s January cover

Karl Lagerfeld calls her "genius" and a "very funny young girl." Gucci's Frida Giannini considers her a "strong and somewhat mysterious muse."

So is it any wonder that Vogue U.K. is devoting its January cover to the one and only Florence Welch?

The flame-haired singer flashes her tattoo and some cleavage for her stunning cover shoot with Mario Testino, which sees her modeling a silk-satin Chlo√© gown in an icy blue.

For the accompanying fashion spread, the Florence and the Machine front woman opts for a soft and enchanting look via wispy pastel gowns from Marchesa, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Temperley London, and Jenny Packham.

Looking ethereal with her crimson waves worn loose and paired with fairy-like VV Rouleaux ribbons, the budding style icon also reveals how her porcelain skin first won Lagerfeld over.

"He was holding my hand and he was like, 'Ah, you'ff got zuch fantastic zkin, zere's not a pore on your face!'" she jokes of her initial meeting with the designer.

The two also share a love of fashion.

"I've always been so interested in fashion and clothes; it's all part of who I am," she says. "This just seems slightly more high-octane.

"I don't think I'll ever be able to be polished. I'm just integrally slightly scruffy. You know you meet those women who are so cool? I'm striiiiiving for that so much! And I'm always too flustered."

Could have fooled us!

For more Florence Welch, pick up the January issue, on sale now.