Cindy Crawford And Kaia Gerber Grace Vogue Italia’s 100 Covers Issue
Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber are showing off their mother-daughter modelling prowess.
The duo are among 100 different cover stars who front Vogue Italia’s September issue.
Vogue Italia editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti said that the unique cover concept comes as an opportunity “to raise our voices and talk.”
“At times like these, human beings can do one of two things: shut up or shout,” he wrote on Instagram.
Breonna Taylor, Vanity Fair
The September issue for Vanity Fair is a special edition titled “The Great Fire” guest-edited by bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates.
In the editor’s letter, Coates writes, “I have not yet watched George Floyd’s murder in its entirety but I have seen enough of the genre to know the belief in Black people as disaster, as calamity, as a Great Fire upon the city, has not yet waned.”
The cover features a painting by Amy Sherald of Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT who was killed in her home by Louisville Metro Police and an account of her story by Taylor’s mother.
Aurora James, Vogue
Paintings grace the covers of Vogue’s September issue in a rare sighting.
Two artists, Kerry James Marshall and Jordan Casteel, were commissioned to paint covers featuring a dress by one of four designers.
Marshall chose to paint a fictional woman wearing a dress by Off-White. Casteel painted Canadian fashion designer Aurora James.
Crown Act Advocates, Glamour
The September 2020 “Hair" issue of Glamour is all about hair discrimination for Black women.
The cover features six women who have faced discrimination in the workplace because of their hair. They are advocates for the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (Crown) Act. The law was first passed in California last year and bans race-based hair discrimination in workplaces, schools, and housing.
“Was it our hair? Or was it you?” reads the cover.
Breonna Taylor, O, The Oprah Magazine
In a historical moment, Oprah Winfrey steps down from the cover of her O, The Oprah Magazine for the first time in 20 years to make room for Breonna Taylor, the 26-year-old EMT who was killed in her home by Louisville Metro Police.
Addressing the cover, altered by digital artist Alexis Franklin, Winfrey says, "We have to use whatever megaphone we have to cry for justice," adding, "And that is why Breonna Taylor is on the cover of O magazine."
Rihanna, Harper's Bazaar
Rihanna graces the September 2020 cover of Harper's Bazaar, where she opens up about inclusivity in beauty with her cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty.
Discussing her vision to expand her makeup lines into skincare, the Barbados beauty says, "I’ve always seen the Fenty brand as more than just makeup, and I knew I wanted to make skincare from the very beginning."
Kerry Washington, Town & Country
As the September 2020 cover star on Town & Country, Kerry Washington highlights her documentary "The Fight", which shines a light on the lawyers at the American Civil Liberties Union.
"I love that this film invites us all into the ‘we’ and to know that we belong here. We have to fight to belong here, but we belong here," says Washington, who is a producer on the film.
Contemporary Activists, British Vogue
Instead of featuring one face, British Vogue showcases 20 contemporary activists on their September 2020 cover.
From Riz Ahmed to Janet Mock, the issue highlights the powerful voices making change, whether it is fighting systemic racism or combating the climate crisis.
Beyonce's mother, Tina Knowles-Lawson applauded British Vogue editor Edward Enningful for his editorial choices, posting a picture of him to Instagram with the caption: "Kudos to this wonderful Man Mr. Edward Enningful !! Editor of British Vogue for boldly putting our beautiful Activists on the cover !!! When will American Vogue step up and hire more Black Photographers for cover shoots? We’re waiting......."
Zendaya opens up about her experience with anxiety, activism and her hit HBO show "Euphoria" as the September 2020 cover star on InStyle.
Speaking about managing her anxiety, she says, "I do find that talking about it is helpful, and that can often mean calling my mom in the middle of the night," adding, “Sometimes I make her sleep on the phone with me like a frickin’ baby."
Cardi B, Elle
Cardi B is using her voice as the cover star on Elle. The rapper, who marks the release of her song "WAP" with Megan Thee Stallion, focuses on Donald Trump and the death of Breonna Taylor.
Addressing Trump, she says, "He’s just saying things that appease the same people. I want a president who makes me feel secure. I want a president who understands the pain of the people."
Joey King, Cosmopolitan
Joey King appears on the September 2020 cover of Cosmopolitan, where she discusses the release of Netflix's "The Kissing Booth 2" and reuniting on-screen with her ex Jacob Elordi.
She says, "Elle Evans needs her Noah Flynn, and whatever that means for my personal life, I’ll do anything to make sure the story of my character who I care about so much is complete."
Janelle Monáe, Shape
Janelle Monáe uses her moment on the September 2020 cover of Shape to discuss her role in "Antebellum" and the fight for social justice.
Addressing the Black Lives Matter Movement, the actress and singer says, "Being Black, especially during this time, for me, is heavy. It’s traumatic, and all I want to do is figure out how I can be of help to my community."
Hilary Swank, Health
Hilary Swank marks her return to the spotlight after five years on the September 2020 cover of Health.
Revealing that she stepped away from her work to take care of her father, who underwent a lung transplant, the actress contends, "He is healthy and doing really well five-plus years later."
Hunter Schafer, Allure
"Euphoria" actress Hunter Schafer marks her newfound stardom as the September 2020 cover star on Allure.
Explaining that she is simply trying to keep her "sh** together," Schafer says, "I think whatever presence I have, in the public-figure world, presents itself as something more collected, but I’m messy. I am just trying to figure out how to be a 21-year-old."