Alicia Vikander Covers 'Vogue,' Signaling Her Fashion Arrival – PHOTO

A Vogue cover is a huge deal for any celeb, be it a model, an actress, or athlete. It signals a sort of fashion arrival. Actress Alicia Vikander covers Vogue for the publication's January 2016 issue and it means she truly has arrived. You might be all like, "Who is Alicia Vikander?," but consider this cover heralding her true global presence.

The Swedish star, who is earning plenty of awards season buzz for her role in The Danish Girl , notched a U.S. Vogue cover before much more familiar faces and names like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, who cover a variety of international editions of the fashion bible.

For her Vogue debut, Vikander is every inch the adorable pixie, with her choppy baby bangs, her swirly updo, and her minimal x neutral makeup. Her black, white, and gray earrings and her patterned outfit are softly stylish.

Vikander's cover is so coquettish, since she is posed from the side with her hand on her face. It's as though she's surprised by her sudden (yet well-deserved) burst of fame.

Put simply, Vikander, 27, is a Swedish stunner. With all the Oscar buzz, her double Golden Globe nominations, and now her Vogue cover, she is pretty much fast-tracking from a relative unknown to a front-row style star. You can pretty much bank on that.

Vikander is so girlish on this cover. She looks and feels so relatable, thank to that smile, her pose, and her outfit, which does not appear to be too high fashion or esoteric.

If this is your first or earliest taste of Vikander, well, allow me to further the introduction with some of her red carpets looks of late.

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Her beauty is effortless and natural, especially in this dark column dress.

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She isn't fussy when it comes to fashion. This starry night dress is so pretty.

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She has that over-the-shoulder pose down pat already.

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Her usual simple waves and her neutral makeup, like her rosy lipstick, enhance her beauty.

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She turned heads in a leather LBD.

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She prefers dark ensembles on the red carpet but they are never, ever gloomy. They get a burst of light from her smile.

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Vikander reminds me of a mix of Natalie Portman and Emily Blunt.

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She doesn't always opt for black.

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Stunning, really!

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Expect to see a lot more of Vikander in 2016. When you start your 2016 off with a Vogue cover, and are experiencing tons of awards season chatter, you can pretty much expect it to be a good year. Will she walk off with an Oscar nom? A Golden Globe win... or two, since she is also nominated for Ex Machina? I know I will be tuning in for her red carpet appearances. I can't wait to see what she wears.

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