Anna Wintour has been throwing us all sorts of curveballs lately. She started the year off by making Priyanka Chopra the first Indian woman to star on Vogue‘s front cover. Then she welcomed newlyweds Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber for March and surprised us with Taylor Swift for September. For October, Anna surprises us once again with a beautiful and totally unexpected Olivia Colman offering. The Oscar winner receives the full Vogue treatment before the lens of famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. Thanks to Tonne Goodman, Olivia was decked out in a Dolce & Gabbana cape and pants plus a pair of boots for the occasion.
“This is absolutely glorious!” declared KINGofVERSAILLES.
“Whoa this is amazing! Perfectly executed in all departments. After a string of duds, this is a refreshing home run for Vogue,” praised Marc10.
“Oh my god! This is absolutely glorious. Definitely their best cover this year. Olivia has such an interesting personality and is very talented. I’m also in love with the styling and the editorial so far. Pretty typical Leibovitz, but executed well. Also love how it’s not retouched to death,” said TaylorBinque.
“Just beautiful!! Olivia really shines on this cover… This is when Leibovitz’s predictable style of photography really works,” complimented justaguy.
Forum member jaybee0605 was also impressed: “The best cover and cover choice of the last five years. I never thought I would ever buy an issue of U.S. Vogue again, but this is a must-have.”
SallyAlbright agreed. “OMG an amazing, intelligent, interesting actress instead of another Jenner or Hadid cover? I love everything about this.”
“This is really great from every angle. Even if it isn’t completely frump-less (honestly), it feels classic and a welcome change from the Insta-chasing sh*t we’ve seen too often recently on the cover of U.S. Vogue,” Fiercification pointed out.
“Please buy this issue! Show Vogue this is the kind of cover we want to see,” implored dsamg.