While high-profile celebrities and supermodels are typically who appear in the cover Vogue magazine, the July issue will look totally different because it’ll feature key workers who help provide essential services.
Here’s what British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful explained via their Instagram account regarding this decision: “For the July 2020 issue of British Vogue, the magazine turns its spotlight on the UK’s front-line heroes, and pays thanks to the extraordinary contribution they have made during the pandemic.”
The three individuals who will be appearing in British Vogue are Rachel Millar, a community midwife in east London, Narguis Horsford, a train driver on the London Overground, and Anisa Omar, a supermarket assistant working in London’s King’s Cross.
Enninful wrote, “this chapter in history has seen a society shift its attention onto some of the people in this country who are not usually afforded the spotlight.”
He also said, “if you had told me at the beginning of the year that @BritishVogue’s July cover stars would feature a community midwife, a train driver, and supermarket worker, I might not have believed you.”
He further added, “but, as our nation perseveres against Covid-19, we find ourselves leaning not on the powers that be, but on ordinary people and their extraordinary strength and kindness.”
Check out the awesome covers below who were photographed by Jamie Hawkesworth, all hail Vogue for their effort in featuring essential workers!