Oprah Covers British Vogue August 2018, Lensed By Mert & Marcus For Interview On Race, Feminism, & Her Future

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Updated July 3 w/Edward Enninful's Editor's Letter

Powerhouse Oprah Winfrey is the cover star of the August 2018 issue of British Vogue. Lensed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, and styled by Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful, Oprah wears a custom-made taffeta gown by Stella McCartney and white-and-yellow-diamond and emerald earrings by Buccellati.

Inside the issue, the media icon discusses race, feminism, her Royal wedding appearance, the loves and losses in her life – and speculation that she may go into politics in a rare one-on-one interview with writer Decca Aitkenhead. The issue hits newsstands July 6. 

British Vogue editor-in-chief Edward Enninful released his editor's letter on Tuesday. It's a lovely tribute to Oprah. 

She walked in full of energy, filming us all on her phone for her Instagram stories, and was – as you would expect – the last word in professionalism. The photographers, Mert & Marcus both fell in love with her. I remember Mert turning to me between shots at one point to say, “You can tell that goodness is emanating from her.” Personally, I think this has a lot to do with the fact that – aside from her many great achievements – Oprah is just herself all the time. We can all surely learn from that.

Lower images (l) Oprah Winfrey wears a made-to-order duchesse-satin dress by Alexander McQueen, a diamond bracelet, worn in hair, diamond, coral and spinel earrings, a diamond and ruby ring by Van Cleef & Arpels, and a pavé-diamond ring by Asprey. ; (r) Oprah Winfrey wears a made-to-order green jacquard gown with brooch and jewelled shoes by Erdem. Diamond and ruby hair ornament by Bina Goenka. Emerald and diamond earrings and cuffs by G by Glenn Spiro. Emerald ring with diamond surround by Moussaieff. Emerald and pavé-diamond ring by Bulgari