For the first time in the 106-year history of British Vogue, a man has been featured on the cover of an issue solo. This honor fell to American actor Timothée Chalamet, whose popularity is currently at its peak.
It’s not that men haven’t been featured on magazine covers in the past – for example, the first was actor Helmut Berger, filmed with Marisa Berenson for the July 1970 issue. Then in 2018, Zayn Malik also received a solo cover, but this is all just a digital cover.
Timothy also appeared in the October issue of the printed version of the magazine. It was shot by renowned fashion photographer Steven Meisel and styled by editor-in-chief Edward Enninful.
The editor admitted that he deliberately did not place photographs of men on the front page of the magazine. “Always aware that Vogue is a space that celebrates women first and foremost, I didn’t want this to be a gimmick or a statement,” Enninful explained.