British Vogue is dedicating its November issue to “real” women, the magazine reveals.
The fashion Bible’s new issue will be a “model-free zone,” as it features academics and businesswomen instead of high fashion models to fill all of its pages and editorial content for the first time in the magazine’s illustrious history.
Editor-in-chief Alexandra Shulman says she was inspired to take on the project after finding it difficult to source sample designer clothing for non-models.
The new issue, which hits newsstands on Thursday, explores themes of real beauty and digs into the wardrobes of successful working women. “In this country, there is still a stigma attached to clearly enjoying how you look and experimenting with it if you are a woman in the public eye and not in the fashion or entertainment business,” Shulman told The Telegraph.
Despite the real-world theme, the magazine opted to follow tradition by placing superstar Emily Blunt on the cover of the issue. Shulman, however, defended the choice and argued that Blunt played a real woman in her latest film “The Girl on the Train”.
Who better to cover British Vogue's first Real Issue than Emily Blunt? Famous for carving out a reputation in her career for playing relatable women, the actress has a candid real-life attitude to match. “It took three hours of hair and make-up to get me looking this real!" she joked about appearing on her first @britishvogue cover. "Earlier I started to lactate on these designer clothes and I was like, ‘I need to go and pump!’" In addition to Blunt's interview and accompanying shoot, there is plenty to absorb you in #NovemberVogue. This is an issue where none of the fashion is shot on models and the month's fashion and feature subjects are looked at with a "real" filter. Find out more via the link in bio
“It took three hours of hair and makeup to get me looking this real!” Blunt jokes about her cover shoot.