British Vogue’s Iconic Farewell Features 40 Legendary Cover Stars
British Vogue unveiled its latest and much-anticipated cover, a grand homage by outgoing editor Edward Enninful. This special edition, aptly named the “Legendary” issue, assembles a dazzling array of 40 influential figures spanning the realms of fashion, entertainment, sports, and beyond. The cover features original supermodels Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, and Linda Evangelista, alongside other luminaries such as Oprah Winfrey, Victoria Beckham, Dua Lipa, and Miley Cyrus.
Edward Enninful’s final issue as editor is a tribute to women, celebrating those who have transcended the boundaries of fashion and culture to make a positive impact on society throughout the 2020s. The selection of stars reflects a diverse and powerful representation of women who have shaped not only the fashion industry but also the broader social landscape.
Among the British talents featured are Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Gemma Chan, Jodie Comer, Maya Jama, and Rina Sawayama, showcasing the depth and diversity of the UK’s contribution to global culture. The international roster includes Serena Williams, Iman, Selma Blair, and Anya Taylor-Joy, further underscoring the issue’s global perspective.
This monumental gathering was orchestrated in December at a studio in New York, hailed as a logistical feat by British Vogue. The assembly of such a vast and varied group of icons underscores the magazine’s commitment to celebrating female empowerment and influence.
Edward Enninful, who has led British Vogue since 2016 and is the first black man to hold the editor-in-chief role, is stepping down to assume a new position focusing on global brand development. He passes the baton to Chioma Nnadi, the magazine’s first black woman head of editorial content, signaling a continued commitment to diversity and innovation.
The “Legendary” issue is not only a farewell from Enninful but indicative of his transformative impact on the magazine, cementing his status in the Vogue hall of fame.
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