Oprah may be no stranger to cover shoots (she fronts her own O Magazine, don't forget). But now the multi-hyphenate is the cover star for British Vogue, posing for photographers Mert and Marcus for the magazine's August issue. Styled by the publication's editor in chief, Edward Enninful, Oprah takes black-tie dressing to new heights, wearing custom gowns and lots of diamonds throughout the spread.
In the accompanying interview, Winfrey talks politics, responding to rumors about a future political run, "In that political structure—all the non-truths, the bullshit, the crap, the nastiness, the backhanded backroom stuff that goes on—I feel like I could not exist," she said. "I would not be able to do it. It's not a clean business. It would kill me."
Additionally, Oprah touched on the current political climate, speaking out about the #MeToo movement, "People talk about 'these are such dark times,' but what if we shift the paradigm? Because I see it differently," she noted. "I see, 'Isn't this remarkable that we're waking up?' For years, women have endured craziness. This is what's happening to people. They're allowing themselves to not just become corroded, but to become hysterical. You've got to lean to the happiness."
Read on to see photos from the shoot and to read about her major royal wedding outfit mishap!
Oprah wore a custom Stella McCartney gown and Buccellati diamond and emerald earrings on the cover of British Vogue.
Oprah in a made-to-order Alexander McQueen and jewelry by Van Cleef & Arpels and Asprey London.
Oprah wearing a made-to-order Erdem gown with matching shoes and jewelry by Glenn Spiro, Bina Goenka, and Bulgari.
Oprah shared that while she was originally meant to wear a cream-colored Stella McCartney look to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, she realized two days before that it "looked white, not cream. I Googled, 'Can you wear white to a wedding?' Answer: 'No, don't risk it.'" So, in a last-minute swap, McCartney created the pink ensemble Oprah shared in the Instagram photo above.