Ah, the Vanity Fair cover starter pack: photographer Annie Leibovitz, a textured or colored background, Old Hollywood hair waves and a good ol' fancy silk corset. The latest star to embody this winning formula is Amy Schumer, who models the form-fitting piece against a draped sheet on the front of the magazine's May 2016 "Sisters" issue.
It's a tried-and-true cover look that both Leibovitz and Vanity Fair's fashion and style team, led by director Jessica Diehl, gravitate towards time and time again. Caitlyn Jenner's memorable debut in July 2015 was named best cover of the year by the American Society of Magazine Editors. Kate Upton channeled Marilyn Monroe for the magazine's 100th anniversary issue cover in 2013, sporting a corset and a miniature birthday cake. In June 2011, Katy Perry also got the corset treatment against a floral backdrop. While these cover stars donned the one-piece in blush, nude and neutral tones, Schumer was photographed in not one, but two corsets in bold red and glittery gold hues.
The cover marks Schumer's latest magazine appearance since blasting Glamour for including her in its "Chic At Any Size" plus-size special edition issue, and she's already voiced her approval. Schumer jokingly announced her new cover on Instagram with an image of "Games of Thrones" character Melisandre, also known as The Red Woman, before proudly sharing images from the photo shoot.
You can read the entire cover story online at Vanity Fair.