Cara Delevingne Models For British Vogue Alongside 11 LGBTQIA+ Cover Stars
The August issue of British Vogue is a celebration of 50 years of Pride in London and sees 12 prominent LGBTQIA+ figures model for the fashion magazine as they discuss their experiences within the community.
Model and actor Cara Delevingne, singer and actor Cynthia Erivo, and actor Ariana DeBose also star individually in three special digital covers, next to the cover line “Come Together”. A true celebration, they discuss the importance of representation and allyship.
“Growing up, I didn’t really see many people like me. So I’m just really grateful to be able to be one of those people representing,” Delevingne says to Vogue. Wearing a personalised oversize white T-shirt with a chrome corset, thigh-high boots, and wet-look hair, Delevingne, 29, reaffirms that “love is love.”
Star of “West Side Story”, and the first openly queer woman of colour to win an Oscar, DeBose looks directly into the camera wearing a Colouful Standard white vest top, tucked into a Dior leather skort with a patent waist belt. With large hoop earrings and hand-in hair, DeBose, 31, tells Vogue: “The way that you love, who you love, how you love – it makes you special, it is your superpower. And never let anyone take that away from you.”
London-born Erivo, 35, wears a Louis Vuitton shirt and tie tucked into leather trousers with a classic mac on top. With statement rings and finger jewellery, the Grammy, Emmy, and Tony-award-winning actor tells Vogue: “The consequence is that some young Black queer actress somewhere will know coming in that she’s not alone.”
These celebratory covers will be on the newsstand at the same time as US Vogue’s August issue starring “The Crown” star, Emma Corrin. The nonbinary actor, who shows her armpit hair on the cover, told Vogue: “In my mind, gender just isn’t something that feels fixed,” they said, “and I don’t know if it ever will be; there might always be some fluidity there for me.”
Ahead, see these fabulous covers and the creatives who are making strides for queer representation.
The August issue of British Vogue is available via digital download and on newsstands from Tuesday 19 July.