British Vogue Magazine enlists 12 LGBTQ+ creatives from the worlds of fashion, the arts and activism, to pose for the cover of their August 2022 edition lensed by fashion photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. Cover stars are Ariana DeBose, Cynthia Erivo, Aweng Chuol, Cameron Phan, Cara Delevingne, Jordan Barrett, Kai Isaiah Jamal, Munroe Bergdorf, Nathan Westling, Sheerah Ravindren, Valentina Sampaio, and Gottmik. In charge of styling was Edward Enninful, with casting direction from Rosie Vogel, and production by January Productions. Beauty is work of hair stylists Earl Simms and Eugene Souleiman, makeup artists Giselle Ali and Isamaya Ffrench, and manicurist Adam Slee.
Trans rights, women’s rights, they’re all human rights. This isn’t about, ‘Oh, it’s not my job because I’m not part of the community.’ It’s all of our jobs to stand up for each other. – Cara Delevingne
I’m very aware of the importance of allyship right now. I don’t believe this is a fight we can win on our own. Historically, any time we’ve made gains as a community is because we’ve had the support of others. And this is the time, because if they’re going to come after my rights, one way or another they’re coming for yours too. – Ariana DeBose
Photography © Mert and Marcus for British Vogue, read more at vogue.co.uk