Amal Clooney Landed Her First Vogue Cover—and It Was Worth the Wait

Amal Clooney just landed her first Vogue cover, and in short, it's simply stunning (and it was well worth the wait).

The fashion publication took to Instagram early this morning to unveil the front of the glossy (shot by none other than Annie Leibovitz), on which Clooney, subtly smiling with wind-blown hair, is dressed in Alexander McQueen. Sheer perfection, if you ask us.

For the cover story, Clooney invited writer Nathan Heller into her home—hence the headline, "Inside the World of Amal Clooney"—where she opened up about balancing her work (as a barrister in international human rights law), fashion, motherhood, and her relationship with George Clooney.

But it wasn't only Clooney whom Heller spoke to for the feature. He also interviewed several members of her family, as well as her husband, George, who shared the sweetest details about how he felt the moment he first met her.

"Of course, she was beautiful," George told the publication. "But I also thought she was fascinating, and I thought she was brilliant. Her life was incredibly exciting—the clients she was taking on and the superhuman work that she was doing. I was taken with her from the moment I saw her."

After that first encounter, the two stayed in touch via email. As Heller writes about the couple's relationship from early on, "they became friends; they stayed in touch. Amal is a big emailer, and George responded with a clownish gambit, writing her repeated notes in the voice of his dog Einstein, who claimed to be trapped in various places and in need of legal rescue." But really, how precious is that? Now, read on to see Amal's first Vogue cover, and then head to the magazine's website for the complete interview.

Opening Image: Jackson Lee/Splash News