Amanda Gorman becomes the first poet to appear on the cover of Vogue magazine; see photos
After TIME cover, poet Amanda Gorman is now on the cover of Vogue‘s May, making history as the very first poet to make the cover of a magazine.
The magazine broke the news on social media. âPoet, activist, optimist, style icon – @amandascgorman has become much more than a literary star,â read the note on Voguethe official Instagram nickname.
The magazine published two covers featuring Gorman which were photographed by photographer Annie Leibovitz. In one of the coves, the inaugural poet is seen in a bright green off-the-shoulder kente dress with orange and red patterns from Virgil Abloh’s Louis Vuitton collection.
The look is inspired by a portrait of Abloh’s maternal grandmother. He wrote on Instagram: ââ¦ in short, this look from the latest LV menswear show was inspired by this photo my Ghanaian mom GH gave me of my grandmother Madem Hellen Dei Ashie. Overall, the moral of the story isâ¦ everyone is a writer. and the world takes on its full meaning as stories are told.
He added: âI grew up as a teenager seeing my dad wearing kente on occasions that were intense experiences and I had to wonder why my American friends thought my dad was wearing something super foreign. they couldn’t relate to. What does this make me think of about my own personal heritage? Should I emphasize this or should I keep this inside? The incredible power of fashion is this: let’s eliminate the feeling of being shy about our personal heritage just because it’s not pop culture. In turn, we can educate with the help of a garment; we can educate using a selection to be on the cover of Vogue.
On the second cover, the 23-year-old poet is seen in a beige lace dress from Dior Haute Couture, and her signature headband, also designed by the same fashion house.
The looks were designed by Gabriella Karefa-Johnson.