'Glamour' Kicks Off 2018 With the Best Possible Cover Star: Tracee Ellis Ross

The newsstand is already off to a great start.
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Tracee Ellis Ross on "Glamour," February 2018. Photo: Courtesy of "Glamour"

Tracee Ellis Ross on "Glamour," February 2018. Photo: Courtesy of "Glamour"

Last week, we put together a round-up of the 24 best magazine covers of 2017. Represented were a range of more mainstream publications (like Allure and Vogue) as well as those more art-adjacent, independent glossies (from i-D to Dazed). With us facing a sparkly fresh year, we're hopeful that the next 12 months will provide a whole new slew of inspiring (and diverse) cover stars and bold art direction.

First up: Glamour's February 2018 cover, which stars Fashionista favorite, the inimitable Tracee Ellis Ross. Opposite the cover line "When Tracee Ellis Ross talks, we all listen," the "Black-ish" star wears a Jil Sander sweater and skirt with Spring 2018's "It" sneaker, courtesy of Louis Vuitton, and her hair worn natural. 

The interview focuses on love and sexuality, touching on subjects ranging from how her mother, Diana Ross, raised her to be sex-positive to finding love outside traditional romantic relationships. Of the latter, she said:

I will say — listen — I do not want to make out with my best friend, nor do I want them to spoon me naked. So that is a simple and clear distinction. However, I will tell you that my best friend, for example, is very clear with her husband — that I'm in the relationship too. There is a clear distinction between [our roles though]. She had a conversation with her husband recently, and she said to him, 'Listen to me, Tracee is not available right now, so you're going to have to take on a different role and listen to what I'm saying to you. Don't try and fix what I'm saying; don't try and give me an answer. I need to share.' And she shared some details that usually would've gone to me.

How's that for a great start to the year's newsstand? You can read Ross's full interview and see her full cover shoot, shot by Patrick Demarchelier, right now over on Glamour.com.

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