His appearance in the new issue is actually due to both of the above. Editor Alt writes, "George Michael is an idol. From the happy-go-lucky days of Wham! to the steamy Faith-era leather bomber, and supermodel-packed video for Freedom, the British pop star's irresistible velvet tones make him something of a phoenix".
As for the photoshoot itself, Michael and Moss were shot by Mario Testino. George looks suitably suited, booted and very groomed, while Kate looks her stunning self in a sparkling, scarlet gown. And our favourite photo? It has to be this:
Perhaps they'll do a duet next.
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For more of Ms. Moss, take a look at her style evolution below: