Vogue debuted two December 2017 covers on Thursday afternoon, with one starring Meryl Streep and the other — reserved specially for subscribers — featuring Pharrell Williams and Imaan Hammam. The issue, dubbed "Then & Now," takes a look back at the great minds and brilliant artists who've made impactful changes in culture, beauty, politics and fashion, and will hit newsstands on Tuesday, Nov. 11.
One cannot truly marvel at transformations in culture over the past 125 years of Vogue's existence without referencing Streep, who's taken on a string of critically important roles — both on- and off-screen — in her decades-long acting career. Most recently, the 68-year-old actress is set to portray Katherine Graham, the woman responsible for breaking the Watergate scandal, in Steven Spielberg's upcoming film, "The Post." We're not surprised that the real Anna Wintour decided to put her film counterpart Miranda Priestly on the December cover of Vogue — let's not forget how big of a role Streep played in introducing the masses to the world of glossy fashion publications (and cerulean).
In addition to starring on the Annie Leibovitz-shot cover (wearing Michael Kors Collection), the Oscar-winning actress relived her days at Runway in an interview with Wintour at the Vogue offices, which you can watch below.
To further emphasize the "now" aspect of "Then & Now," Vogue placed multihyphenate Pharrell Williams and model Imaan Hammam on its Special Subscribers December issue in matching Chanel ensembles, shot by Mario Testino. Inside, Williams reveals his style icons and secrets as he prepares for the release of N.E.R.D.'s upcoming album.