Now that the poem he read at the investiture ceremony of Joe Biden as president of the United States is put up for sale in bookstores, Amanda Gorman occupies the cover of Vogue USA. The arrival of The Hill We Climb to the stores, with which the poet has already broken some sales records, is a milestone for this 23-year-old woman who has crossed the borders of the United States and has reached the status of young international reference in literature in less than six months. It has been photographed by Annie Leibovitz with a design of Virgil Abloh for Louis Vuitton celebrating the couturier’s African heritage.
Costume choices Amanda Gorman They have elevated her to the category of style icon in no time as well. Your alliance with Prada –She has been invited to several of his parades and chose the signature to be read at the Capitol– thus attests, but the poet seems to want to go further. In the photo shoot that accompanies his extensive profile in Vogue, the writer wears Haute Couture dresses from firms such as Alexander McQueen, Y/Project O Studio 189. Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, also responsible for the historic cover of Selena Gomez in the publication, she has been chosen as a stylist.
At the interview, Amanda Gorman acknowledges having found in Oprah Winfrey –With whom he will star on April 8 in a special as that of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry– a counselor you can trust. The communicator is the one who encouraged the poet to take the veteran Maya Angelou as a reference when preparing his presentation to the world in the reading that he carried out at the moment in which the era Biden-Harris, of which it is already an indissoluble part, started up last January. After signing the contract by which it has become represented by IMG Models, This cover represents, perhaps, the definitive consecration of the poet in the world of fashion.