Alexandra Shulman's Final British 'Vogue' Cover Is a Salute to the Past, Present and Future of Modeling

Mario Testino shot Nora Attal, Edie Campbell, Jean Campbell, Stella Tennant and (of course) Kate Moss for the magazine's September issue.
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Nora Attal, Edie Campbell, Jean Campbell, Stella Tennant and Kate Moss on British "Vogue"'s September 2017 issue. Photo: Marie Testino/British "Vogue"

Nora Attal, Edie Campbell, Jean Campbell, Stella Tennant and Kate Moss on British "Vogue"'s September 2017 issue. Photo: Marie Testino/British "Vogue"

Thanks to all the news coming out of British Vogue this summer, we've almost forgotten that Edward Enninful only just began his role as editor-in-chief on Monday. Now, with Enninful's official start date of August 1, the magazine's longtime editor Alexandra Shulman has passed the torch for good — but not before British Vogue revealed its September 2017 issue, her final one for the publication.

On Tuesday morning, British Vogue revealed its latest cover, which serves as a tribute to the past, present and future of modeling. For the occasion, Vogue favorite Mario Testino photographed five faces of varying degrees of fame within the industry: Moroccan native Nora Attal, Nicolas Ghesquière muse (and daughter of an Earl) Jean Campbell, British Vogue regular Edie Campbell, iconic '90s supe Stella Tennant and, of course, 39-time British Vogue cover star Kate Moss. The shoot also marked the last for Lucinda Chambers, who departed the magazine in May and famously penned a scorched-earth essay about her exit for Vestoj last month. 

In an Instagram post, Testino thanked Shulman and Chambers for "these wonderful years," and wished them luck with their new ventures.

Looking ahead, Enninful's first issue will be British Vogue's December 2017 edition, and we should prepare for something of a departure from Shulman's style these past 25 years. By loading the masthead with top creatives from Pat McGrath to Marie-Amélie Sauvé and Naomi Campbell to Moss, he's already sent a message that we're in for something different — and he's only just started. See you back here in November when his work starts taking shape.

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