Add another first to poet Amanda Gorman’s growing list; she is the first poet to grace the cover of Vogue magazine.
Photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the May issue, she wears various gorgeous gowns including a Louis Vuitton blanket, styled as a dress, which was inspired by African textiles and was designed by Virgil Abloh — Louis Vuitton’s first black artistic director.
“The first poet ever on the cover of @voguemagazine. I am eternally grateful & do not expect to be the last—for what is poetry if not beauty?” Gorman wrote in an Instagram post. “What a joy to do this cover while wearing a piece designed by groundbreaking Black designer @virgilabloh that honors my heritage.”
The talented 23-year-old has two books release two books coming out in September — a collection of her poetry, “The Hill We Climb and Other Poems” and a kid’s picture book “Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem.”