On Monday, American Vogue unveiled the cover for its May 2018 issue, featuring Amal Clooney. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the Lebanese human right’s lawyer graces the issue wearing a pink Alexander McQueen dress and Cartier jewelry. It is Clooney’s first cover for Vogue.
Earlier this year, Clooney, who is one of the co-hosts of the upcoming Met Gala: “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” (alongside Donatella Versace and Rihanna) set to take place on May 7, 2018, was previously photographed by Leibovitz for Vogue in 2014, when she tied the knot to her husband and father of her twins Alexander and Ella, George Clooney.
“One of the many conversations we’ve been having at Vogue lately is about who exactly should be gracing our covers given the radically changed world we now live in. We’ve always taken the position that the women we feature should have substance to them, something that has only taken on greater urgency in the last year or so,” says US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour in her editor’s letter. “That’s why I’m delighted that Amal Clooney, a force to be reckoned with in the realms of international law and human rights, agreed to appear on our May cover.”
In the May 2018 issue, Clooney invites Leibovitz and writer Nathan Heller into her Sonning, England mansion for an at-home interview, where she is photographed wearing chic looks by Rosetta Getty, Oscar de la Renta, and Johanna Ortiz. According to a post on Vogue Magazine’s Instagram, the humanitarian “opens up about her fight for women’s safety, how she balances work and fashion, and the moment George decided he wanted to marry her.”