Like a fashionable Where’s Waldo portrait of the world’s most famous women, Edward Enninful went out with a bang on his final British Vogue cover featuring 40 cover stars, each more famous than the next. Shot by Steven Meisel, the March cover features legends like Oprah Winfrey, Victoria Beckham, Jane Fonda and Salma Hayek, among many others.
“When the initial idea for the cover was ignited, there was only one question: would 40 of the most booked and blessed women on earth actually make it to one studio in Manhattan, on one day in December, to take one image together,” British Vogue shared. “Spoiler alert: they came. From London, New York, Paris, Milan and Los Angeles, they materialized as if from a dream. Because who else could get 40 of the greatest talents from fashion, Hollywood and beyond in one room for a show of unity but Edward?”
A Final Farewell
“Only Edward Enninful could get 40 powerful women to all fly to NYC and pose for his last issue,” posted Oprah. “Edward, thank you for giving me one of my favorite experiences when we shot our own Vogue cover in 2018. I know there’s more creativity and more genius that you will offer the world as you embark on your next chapter.”
“Your way of seeing, your way of being, the supreme one, I love you. And Pat McGrath. Whenever I am with you I feel heartened for months. And gorgeous for a spell. And… the Women. I didn’t want it to end. I didn’t want the day to ever end,” posted Selma Blair.
“The end of an era… What an incredible honor to be included in @Edward_Enninful’s final @BritishVogue cover alongside some of the most amazing women. I wouldn’t have missed it for the world,” added Victoria Beckham.
Each cover star captivates with their unique presence. Supermodels Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford have adorned numerous Vogue covers, sharing the spotlight with their offspring, Kaia Gerber and Lila Moss. Legend Linda Evangelista shares a moment with supermodel 2.0 Gigi Hadid. At 86, Jane Fonda commands attention, while Iman, Miley Cyrus, and Salma Hayek demand our gaze in their grouping. This cover will undoubtedly remain a topic of discussion for months to come, if not years.
40 Powerful Women
The complete list of stars include: Adwoa Aboah, Adut Akech, Simone Ashley, Victoria Beckham, Selma Blair, Naomi Campbell, Vittoria Cerreti, Gemma Chan, Jodie Comer, Laverne Cox, Cindy Crawford, Miley Cyrus, Ariana Debose, Cara Delevingne, Jourdan Dunn, Palomija Elsesser, Karen Elson, Cynthia Erivo, Linda Evangelista, Jane Fonda, Kaia Gerber, Gigi Hadid, Salma Hayek, Iman, Maya Jama, Jameela Jamil, Karlie Kloss, Precious Lee, Dua Lipa, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Kate Moss, Lila Moss, Rina Swayama, Irina Shayk, Anya Taylor-Joy, Christy Turlington, Amber Valletta, Serena Williams, Oprah Winfrey and Anok Yai.
With this final farewell, Enninful not only marks the culmination of his tenure but also leaves a legacy of diversity and empowerment. His work leaves an enduring imprint on the world of fashion and beyond.
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