On the topic of impactful and timely fashion magazine covers, Anna Wintour is usually at the forefront. She placed Kim Kardashian West and then soon-to-be husband Kanye West on a 2014 cover in anticipation of their nuptials, Michelle Obama on the cover just as she was preparing to exit the White House, and Ashley Graham side-by-side with other unique personalities in the industry just last month. Now it's Wintour herself making a splash with her photo gracing the front of The Business of Fashion's special America-themed print edition.
Of course, Wintour might be a UK-born editor and something of an international phenomenon, but it's been her impact on the American fashion community as editor in chief of Vogue and artistic director of Condé Nast that makes her the perfect face for the issue. Also, "the most powerful figure in fashion," as per BoF's founder and editor-in-chief, Imran Amed.
The issue is available to preorder now, and you may want to consider it. Not only does Wintour make a huge statement as its cover model—posed with stars and stripes, wearing her signature dark and oversize sunglasses, and a Calvin Klein by Appointment floral printed dress that played up subtle red, white, and blue vibes—but within the pages, BoF tackles other changes happening within fashion and the U.S., namely in light of the recent election, consumer habits, and the recent shuttering of brands like American Apparel, BCBG, and The Limited.
Scroll down to see Wintour's magazine cover in all its glory.
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