THIS YEAR’S September issue of British Vogue will feature Orange Is the New Black’s Laverne Cox. The September issue is Vogue’s fall fashion issue and its largest, often clocking in at 300 plus pages.
Vogue posted the announcement on Instagram.
The issue is being edited by the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and features 15 women in total. The theme of the issue is “Forces for Change.” The cover features throwbacks like Christy Turlington Burns, Salma Hayek Pinault, Jane Fonda, Sinead Burke, and more.
“I am completely overwhelmed and overjoyed to share this cover,” Cox wrote onInstagram. “Being on the cover of Vogue magazine has been a dream of mine since I was a child. To get to share this cover with a group of women who inspire me, who are truly forces of change is deeply humbling.”
“That it’s British Vogue is even more special to me because British Vogue was the first [Vogue] to feature a black model on its cover, Donayale Luna in May 1966,” she wrote. (American Vogue came later, with Beverly Johnson in 1974.) “Thank you so much Edward Enninful and Guest editor Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Sussex for including me.”
The cover marks Cox’s first for Vogue, but she notably appeared on the cover of TIME in 2014 — also as the first trans person to do so.