There is no stopping prolific poet Amanda Gorman as she continues to rise and shine.
Gorman, who was the youngest poet to perform at a presidential inauguration is featured on the cover of the May 2021 issue of Vogue magazine.
The 23-year-old was photographed by Annie Leibovitz wearing a gorgeous Louis Vuitton dress inspired by African textiles and Tory Burch sandals.
Gorman was photographed for an additional cover where she’s seen in a totally different look including a Dior Haute Couture dress and a headband.
Reacting on Instagram, she wrote:
“The first poet ever on the cover of @voguemagazine. I am eternally grateful & do not expect to be the last—for what is poetry if not beauty?” “What a joy to do this cover while wearing a piece designed by groundbreaking Black designer @virgilabloh that honors my heritage.”
“It took so much labor, not only on behalf of me but also of my family and of my village, to get here,” the cover star told Vogue.
“I’ve learned that it’s OK to be afraid,” Gorman continued. “And what’s more, it’s OK to seek greatness. That does not make me a black hole seeking attention. It makes me a supernova.”
The Harvard graduate revealed that she has turned down more than $17 million in sponsorship deals since her iconic performance at the 2021 inauguration.
“I didn’t really look at the details, because if you see something and it says a million dollars, you’re going to rationalize why that makes sense,” Gorman explained about an offer she received from a brand that didn’t align with her goals. “I have to be conscious of taking commissions that speak to me.”