The Best Vogue Covers of 2019
By: Lauryn Jiles
2019 was a big year in fashion. Consumers began demanding diversity and sustainability from brands leading to the fall of giants in the industry like Victoria’s Secret and Barneys New York. Meanwhile, social media gave rise to a new generation of models and influencers.
With millions of readers every year, Vogue still holds the threshold for iconic issues, despite their shift to appease the digital age.
With more and more readers viewing editorial content through their smartphones, the most important thing readers look at today is the cover. With the year coming to an end, we’ve gathered our favorite 2019 Vogue covers from around the world.
Sadie Sink for Vogue Portugal
Actress and Stranger Things star, Sadie Sink graces the cover of Vogue Portugal for their July 2019 issue. The actress is wearing Off-White and Marissa Webb on the first cover and Frame and Alberta Ferretti in the second cover. The shoot was photographed by Bratislava Simoncik and styled by Anya Ziourova. This was Sink’s first Vogue cover and the young actress discussed what it means to be connected on social media and in the real world.
“You can be connected to the world and in touch with your surroundings rather than being glued to your phone all the time. I’d say I’m more connected in the sense that I like to live in the moment and appreciate what’s around me.”Sadie Sink in an interview with Vogue Portugal
Rihanna for Vogue Hong Kong
Singer and businesswoman Rihanna graces the cover of Vogue Hong Kong for their September issue, making history as the first Black woman to cover Vogue Hong Kong. In this issue, Rihanna proves to be a “Fashion Force,” talking about building her empire with the creating of her inclusive brands: Savage X Fenty and Fenty Beauty. Rihanna wears Louis Vuitton on all three covers and was styled Fashion Director of Vogue Hong Kong, Anya Ziourava. The shoot was photographed by Hanna Moon and the Editor behind this issue is Peter Wong.
Adut Akech for Vogue Paris
Model Adut Akech stuns on Vogue Paris’ April cover, wearing the iconic hot pink Maison Valentino Couture dress which she also debuted on the runway at Valentino’s Spring 2019 Couture show. The 19-year-old model has dominated magazine covers this year with a total of 5 Vogue September issue covers and features in Vogue Italia, Vogue Germany, British Vogue, Vogue Australia, and Vogue Japan.
Akech was also named Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council at the 2019 Fashion Awards. This special haute couture issue, dedicated to Karl Lagerfeld, was shot by the photographer duo Inez & Vinoodh. Emmanuelle Alt is the Editor-in-Chief and stylist behind this cover.
Kaia Gerber for British Vogue
In the October 2019 issue of British Vogue, Kaia Gerber graces the cover for the Fashion Royalty issue. The 18-year-old model discusses being a fashion model and becoming the face of a new generation with British Vogue Executive Fashion News Editor, Olivia Singer. The masters behind this photoshoot include photographer Steven Meisel, stylist Joe McKenna, and British Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Edward Enninful. Gerber wears Maison Valentino on this cover of British Vogue.
Vogue Portugal’s October “Addicted to Vogue” issue featured three covers with three different models. The stars of these covers are Dalma Baczay, Niko Maticevic, and Jessie Bloemendaal. The editor behind all three issues is Sofia Lucas and the cover art was done by José Santana. In this issue, Vogue Portugal reflects on the history of Vogue, art, imagination, and the ability to dream.
“A magazine does not have to be perfect, but it has to be as felt by the team that makes it as by those who read it. This is the true bridge, made in two directions, to give the unique meaning to what it is to create, whether in the world of magazines, fashion, art, passion. In the dream world, which is addictive.”Sofit Lucas, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Portugal
Gisele Bündchen for Vogue Paris
Supermodel Gisele Bündchen sports Chanel on the unforgettable cover of Vogue Paris’ June/July issue. In this issue, shot by Mikael Jansson, Bündchen highlights the importance of physical and mental health. This issue also highlights professional athletes like Serena Williams and Victoria Vergara.
“Our body and the earth are the only two houses that we have. I don’t do sports to stay slim and muscly, but to have energy and a strong and clear mind.”Gisele Bündchen in an interview with Vogue Paris