Elle's May issue is dedicated to women in music. Rita Ora poses for a cover spread with photographer Thomas Whiteside. She looks glamorous wearing more serious looks than we are used to seeing her in. The shoot was performed in studio and highlights Rita Ora's beautiful face.

Ora talked about how she landed a Marchesa dress for the MTV Europe Music Awards: “I went up to [Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman] and said, ‘Hi, I’m Rita. Nice to meet you. I need to wear your dress…This red dress needs to be on my body.’”

[via FashionGoneRogue]