• Taylor Swift poses for 'Time's Person of The Year cover
  • Her cat Benjamin steals the spotlight
  • She sparks a furry frenzy online

The world can't stop buzzing about Taylor Swift's latest triumph, but it's not just her music that's got everyone talking – it's her cat! That's right, folks, the "Cruel Summer" queen and her purr-fect pal Benjamin Button are gracing one of Time's Person of the Year covers for 2023, and it's meow-gical!

Striking a pose with paws

Photographed by the dynamic duo Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Swift exudes confidence in a chic black Bardot bodysuit, her signature red lipstick, and of course, the fluffy Benjamin Button draped over her shoulders like the most glamorous accessory.

 The inspiration behind this iconic image? None other than Bill Hayward's '70s classic 'Cat People,' a book celebrating the unique bond between humans and their feline friends. Van Lamsweerde spilled the beans to Time, revealing how this vintage gem led to Swift's cover-worthy moment with Benjamin.

Van Lamsweerde gushed about the photo, saying it encapsulated Swift's glamour, power, and empathy. "Her expression and the way she looks has this old Hollywood glamour but underneath, there's so much power in her stance," the fashion photographer explained.

Benjamin Button's big break

Swifties were over the moon to see Benjamin Button, adopted by Swift during her "Me!" music video shoot in 2019, snagging his first high-fashion cover. Fans took to Twitter to celebrate, with one declaring Benjamin the "Purrson of the Year" and another playfully noting Swift's lyrical prophecy about wearing her cats like a necklace.

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While Benjamin Button basks in the limelight, Swift's other beloved cats, Meredith and Olivia, might just be plotting their own cover appearances. But for now, they'll have to wait their turn – 2023 is the year of Benjamin Button!