Culture / Society

“I enjoy the feeling of the unknown”: The boundless magic of Björk

By Liam Hess
Björk Vogue Scandinavia cover

Björk wears the year’s most iconic dress, courtesy of John Galliano’s Maison Margiela Spring 2024 Haute Couture collection. Tulle bodysuit, Boudoir-coloured tulle dress, Reverse swatching foam hat. Maison Margiela Artisanal designed by John Galliano. Photo: Vidar Logi

In the 40-plus years since Björk first entered our collective consciousness, Iceland’s most globally recognised artist – arguably one of the most globally recognised artists – has accomplished quite a lot. Eleven albums, four films, countless awards (including best actress at Cannes) and endless indelible fashion moments (including that swan dress). But, incredibly, this is her very first Vogue cover. To mark this milestone, Björk looks back, forward and side to side at a career – and life – that defies space and time