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Lizzo for Vogue US October 2020


The cover is shot by Hype Williams. (source)


Two Covers of Vogue US September 2020


For Vogue US September 2020 issue, Kerry James Marshall and Jordan Casteel were given complete freedom to decide who would be on their covers, a real or imaginary person, and how that person would be portrayed.

For her Vogue cover, Casteel chose a real person as her subject, fashion designer Aurora James, who made headlines in June with her @15percentpledge, a campaign to support Black-owned businesses. “I believe that what Aurora is doing is hugely important in creating the long-term change that Black people deserve and this country owes us,” Casteel says. “I see her as a light in a lot of darkness, and a potential for hope, a representative of change across all creative industries. What’s most exciting to me is being given artistic integrity and being able to choose the person to be my sitter—someone who reflects a portion of my own identity—and then to do that truly in the medium of my choice. This is the way that I speak to the world. And this is the way I’ve been speaking to the world and talking about the humanity of our people, talking about humanity in general. It’s a really profound experience. I do think I’m participating and a change is happening.”

Marshall created a fictional character, as he typically does in his paintings. “I’m trying to build into her expression that she’s not dependent on the gaze of the spectator,” he says. “‘I’m here and you can see me, but I’m not here for you.’ That’s a critical element. The great word, ultimately, is going to be self-possessed. That’s what I’m aiming for.”

The Black figures Marshall paints have skin so dark that it is, as he says, “at the edge of visibility.” To achieve this, Marshall begins with three different shades—carbon black, iron oxide black, also called mars black, and ivory black, also called bone black, and then adds cobalt blue, chrome green, carbazole dioxazine violet, yellow ochre, and raw sienna. “The color comes up when you stack them on top of each other,” he says. “If you’re going to be painting a face as black as I’m painting them, they can’t just be a cipher, like a black hole. They have to be mysterious but available. If you say ‘Black is beautiful,’ you have to show it. And what I’m doing is showing it at the extreme. Yes, it is black—very black—and it is very beautiful.” (source)

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Simone Biles for Vogue US August 2020


The covers are photographed by Annie Leibovitz with styling direction by Phyllis Posnick. (source)


Vogue US June/July 2020 Cover


Vogue US uses an unpublished rose image photographed by Irving Penn back in 1970 titled “Colour Wonder” for their latest issue front page which also marks their first double issue. (source)


Gal Gadot for Vogue US May 2020


The cover is shot by Annie Leibovitz. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Kim Kardashian, here to view 2018 cover featuring Amal Clooney, here to view 2017 cover featuring Katy Perry, here to view 2016 cover featuring Taylor Swift, here to view 2015 cover featuring Carey Mulligan, here to view 2014 cover featuring Emma Stone, here to view 2013 cover featuring Carey Mulligan, here to view 2012 cover featuring Scarlett Johansson, here for 2011 cover with Reese Witherspoon, and here for 2010 cover with Sarah Jessica Parker.


Ugbad Abdi, Adut Akech & Kaia Gerber for Vogue US April 2020


UPDATED MARCH 13TH 2020: Added new covers with Fran Summers, Mika Schneider, Anok Yai, Vittoria Ceretti, Nora Attal, Paloma Elsesser, Liu Wen, Imaan Hammam, Krini Hernandez, Jill Kortleve, Ros Georgiou, and Adesuwa Aighewi. (source)

The cover is shot by Tyler Mitchell. (source)

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Billie Eilish for Vogue US March 2020


The covers are shot by Hassan Hajjaj, Ethan James Green, and Harley Weir. Also the digital cover is illustrated by 16-year-old Nastya Kovtun. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Justin Bieber and Hailey Bieber, here to view 2018 cover featuring Alicia Vikander, here to view 2017 cover featuring Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah and Vittoria Ceretti, here to view 2016 cover featuring Adele, here to view 2015 cover featuring Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss, here to view 2014 cover featuring Rihanna, here to view 2013 cover featuring Beyoncé, here to view 2012 cover featuring Adele, here for 2011 cover with Lady Gaga, and here for 2010 cover with Tina Fey.


Florence Pugh for Vogue US February 2020


Her first Vogue cover ever is photographed by Daniel Jackson. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Reese Witherspoon, here to view 2018 cover featuring Serena Williams and Olympia Ohanian, here to view 2017 cover featuring Dakota Johnson, here to view 2016 cover featuring Derek Zoolander and Penelope Cruz, here to view 2015 cover featuring Dakota Johnson, here to view 2015 cover featuring Lena Dunham, here to view 2013 cover featuring Rooney Mara, here to view 2012 cover featuring Taylor Swift, here for 2011 cover with Kristen Stewart, and here for 2010 cover with Jessica Biel.


Stella McCartney and family for Vogue US January 2020


UPDATED DECEMBER 09TH 2019: Added the fourth and final cover featuring Cardi B and her daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus. (source)

UPDATED DECEMBER 07TH, 2019: Added two more covers with Greta Gerwig and Ashley Graham. (source)

Stella and her children (Miller Alasdhair James Willis, Beckett Robert Lee Willis, Bailey Linda Olwyn Willis, and Reiley Dilys Stella Willis) are captured by Annie Leibovitz for the cover. (source)

Click here to view this year cover featuring Lupita Nyong’o, here to view 2018, cover featuring Ruth Negga, here to view 2016 cover featuring Alicia Vikander, here to view 2015 cover featuring Sienna Miller, here to view 2014 cover featuring Cate Blanchett, here to view 2013 cover featuring Gwen Stefani, here to view 2012 cover featuring Meryl Streep, here for 2011 cover with Natalie Portman, and here for 2010 cover with Rachel McAdams.


Phoebe Waller-Bridge for Vogue US December 2019


The cover is shot by Ethan James Green. (source)

Click here to view last year cover featuring Emily Blunt, here to view 2017 cover featuring Meryl Streep, here to view 2016 cover featuring Michelle Obama, here to view 2015 cover featuring Jennifer Lawrence, here to view 2014 cover featuring Amy Adams, here to view 2013 cover featuring Jessica Chastain, here to view 2012 cover featuring Anne Hathaway, here to view 2011 cover featuring Charlize Theron, here for 2010 cover with Angelina Jolie, and here for 2009 cover with Cate Blanchett.


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