Congrats are in order! 23-year-old Harvard graduate and youth poet laureate Amanda Gorman, who read a poem during President Biden’s inauguration, has another accolade to her name: She’s the first poet to be featured on a cover for Vogue!!
Gorman was photographed by the INCOMPARABLE, Annie Leibovitz for the May issue.
For the cover, she wore a Louis Vuitton blanket, styled as a dress, cinched with a wide and intricate gold belt. The garment’s vibrant pattern is inspired by African textiles and was designed by Virgil Abloh — Louis Vuitton’s first Black artistic director.
Gorman shot to fame following her powerful reading of her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration in January.
She quickly signed with IMG models
; graced the February cover of Time
; and made a series of public appearances, including an International Women’s Day panel with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and supermodel Chrissy Teigen.
In September, Gorman will release two books — a collection of her poetry, “The Hill We Climb and Other Poems” and a kid’s picture book “Change Sings: A Children’s Anthem” — which have already topped the bestseller lists
Following her Inauguration Day reading, she wrote in her journal: “I’ve learned that it’s okay to be afraid. And what’s more, it’s okay to seek greatness. That does not make me a black hole seeking attention. It makes me a supernova.”
She looks STUNNING and her words are even more so… CONGRATS indeed!