“For the first time in British Vogue’s 106-year history, this month a man is flying solo on our cover,” writes the publication’s Editor-in-Chief, Edward Enninful, as the October issue hits newsstands this week…
It is indeed the first time a man has adorned the cover, and the pioneering move was one that was executed with understandable apprehension by Enninful:
“I always held off from a man-only print magazine cover. Forever conscious of Vogue being a space that celebrates women first, I didn’t want it to be a stunt or a statement. Are men in dire need of more places to dazzle on their own, I pondered.”
“The answer, of course, is no. Yet, in turn, it increasingly felt to me that there was something at best old-fashioned, at worst dangerously retro, about these tired old gender boxes.”
At 26, the US Actor has already been nominated for an Academy Award, two Golden Globe Awards, and three BAFTA Film Awards. He notably appeared in a small role in 2021 Netflix comedy, Don’t Look Up, and will soon be on our screens in a new horror film Bones and All, which is already setting industry tongue’s wagging.
[Main images: Vogue, October 2022, Steven Meisel]