We have a look back at the fascinating tales behind some of our favourite album covers.

After the release of Bjork’s third album Post (released in 1995 and featuring the fanatically popular singles Army Of Me, Hyperballad, It’s Oh So Quiet, Possibly Maybe and Isobel), the experimental alt-pop musician found herself navigating an unwholesome amount of attention.

She escaped to Spain to record her next release, and for its cover art, asked British fashion designer and close friend Alexander McQueen to transform her into the warrior of love she felt she’d become. “I had 10 kilos of hair on my head, and special contact lenses, and a manicure that prevented me from eating with my fingers, and gaffer tape around my waist, and high clogs so I couldn’t walk easily,” she told the Chicago Sun Times in 1998.

Bjork at JB Hi-Fi.