Florence Welch: 'I like to wear clothes that I will wear when I am an old lady'
Florence Welch Covers UK Harper's Bazaar July 2012, photographed by Camilla Åkrans
Asked about the Queen, Welch admits she would love to have tea with Her Majesty: "I feel she'd know the answer to all sorts of questions. Oh, you know, the best words to use at Scrabble..."
But what of her revered style? "I like to wear clothes that I will wear when I am an old lady", she confesses, which bearing in mind her love of challenging couture numbers by her friends at Chanel, Givenchy, Valentino and Alexander McQueen should make her one stylish granny.
But as muse to so many designers - Welch could politely be described as something of a style 'slut' with an admiring designer in every port - how is a girl to choose her favourite? "Riccardo - I just love Riccardo. Pier Paolo and Maria Grazia and Stefano and Frida ..." Then suddenly she bursts out: "Sarah Burton! Sarah, I love you, you're the best."
Oh decisions, decisions. Maybe this is one for the Queen...
Behind the Cover: Florence Welch July 2012