The magazine releases its annual Philanthropy Issue (on newsstands today) featuring four cover stars: Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, Robert F. Smith, Agnes Gund, and an illustrated cover by Maira Kalman.
Inside the issue, Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves open up about their Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, a non-profit they founded in 2008 to empower high school students to lead active lives and make healthy choices. McConaughey and Alves also share the teachings they impart on their kids and what makes them want to give back.
Robert F. Smith, the software titan and businessman, made headlines in 2019 when he surprised the graduating class of Morehouse University with a $40M check to pay off college tuitions. Smith, who ranks third on the Forbes global list of Black billionaires, speaks to how his father shaped his philanthropic roots and more. At the time of this interview, Smith was working with Apple and AT&T to get internet access and smartphones to children from low-income families so they could participate in remote learning.
Agnes Gund, the philanthropist and art patron, gets candid about her “Art for Justice” fund which gives grants to artists and advocates working on the crisis of American mass incarceration. But her philanthropy doesn’t end there. “Aggie didn’t simply make one of the largest single donations to comprehensive criminal justice reform we’ve ever seen, she did the uncomfortable things activists do,” says lawyer and social justice advocate Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative.
Finally, Israeli-born American illustrator Maira Kalman illustrated her cover as an homage to gratitude in a difficult season. (source)
The covers are shot by Paul Bellaart. (source)
Click here to view last year cover featuring Karen Elson, here to view 2017 cover featuring Dorit Revelis, here to view 2016 cover featuring Jessica Chastain, here to view 2015 cover featuring Karmen Pedaru, here to view 2014 cover featuring Elisabeth Erm, and here for 2013 cover with Marie Piovesan.
The magazine celebrates their 20th anniversary with 10 different covers paying homage and celebrating the rich and diverse cultures and personas of Latin America. (source)
Click here to view last year covers featuring Emily Ratajkowski, here to view 2017 cover featuring Hana Jirickova, here to view 2016 cover featuring Karlie Kloss, here to view 2015 cover featuring Alma Jodorowsky, here to view 2014 covers featuring Cameron Russell, Irina Shayk, Karen Elson, Frankie Rayder and Guinevere Van Seenus, here to view 2013 covers featuring Kendra Spears, here to view 2012 cover featuring Hilary Rhoda, here to view 2011 October cover featuring Julian Schratter, Julia Stegner and Ryan Kennedy, here for 2010 cover with Anja Rubik, and here for 2009 cover with Hana Soukupova.
HRH The Duchess of Sussex guest edited the September 2019 issue of British Vogue starring 15 changemakers! Meghan Markle became the first guest editor of the September issue in the magazine’s 103-year history. The cover stars are Adut Akech, Gemma Chan, Greta Thunberg, Jameela Jamil, Chimamanda Adichie, Adwoa Aboah, Jacinda Ardern, Francesca Hayward, Ramla Ali, Christy Turlington, Salma Hayek, Sinead Burke, Jane Fonda, Laverne Cox, and Yara Shahidi.
The 16th slot – which, in print, appears as a mirror – is intended by The Duchess to show how you are part of this collective moment of change too.
The cover is photographed by Peter Lindbergh with styling direction by Edward Enninful and Grace Coddington. Hair by Didier Malige and Serge Normant. Makeup by Val Garland and Diane Kendal. Manicurist Lorraine Schwartz and Yuko Tsuchihashi. (source)
Click here to view 2017 cover featuring Rihanna, here to view last year cover featuring Jean Campbell, Edie Campbell, Nora Attal, Kate Moss and Stella Tennant, here to view 2016 cover featuring Cara Delevingne, here to view 2015 cover featuring Emma Watson, here to view 2014 cover featuring Cara Delevingne, here to view 2013 cover featuring Daria Werbowy, here to view 2012 cover featuring Karlie Kloss, here to 2011 cover featuring Freja Beha Erichsen, here for 2010 cover with and here for 2009 cover with Kate Moss too.
British GQ taps Adwoa Aboah, Gwendoline Christine, Chuka Umunna, Sam Smith, and Ricky Gervais for their June cover stars. (source)
Taylor Swift, Sandra Oh, Mohamad Salah, Nancy Pelosi, Gayle King, and Dwayne Johnson are some of the 100 most influential people in 2019. (source)
Glamour US just released their Women of the Year December issue with Viola Davis, The Sister Army, the women activists of March Of Our Lives, Manal Al Sharif, Kamala Harris, Rosemarie Aquilina and Chrissy Teigen. (source)
Quentin Jones did the illustration. (source)
Mr. President is GQ‘s Man of the Year! He is photographed by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin for the cover. (source)
Click here to view last year covers featuring Ansel Elgort, Chris Pratt, Dave Chapelle, Michael Sam, Shailene Woodley, and Steve Carrell.
Click the links to view 2013 covers featuring Justin Timberlake, Kendrick Lamar, James Gandolfini, Matthew McConaughey and Will Ferrell. Click here to view last year covers featuring Rihanna, Ben Affleck, and Channing Tatum. Click the links to view last year December covers featuring Justin Timberlake, Jimmy Fallon, Michael Fassbender, Mila Kunis, and Jay-Z.
Click the links to view 2010 covers featuring James Franco, Stephen Colbert, Jeff Bridges, Drake and the incredibly seductive Scarlett Johannson.
Click the links to view 2009 covers featuring Barack Obama, Chris Pine, Clint Eastwood, The Hangover Casts and Tom Brady.