Timothée Chalamet makes history with new Vogue cover

London, UK - US actor Timothée Chalamet has become the first man to appear solo on the cover of British Vogue in the magazine's 106-year history.

Timothée Chalamet has become the first man ever to be featured on a British Vogue cover.
Timothée Chalamet has become the first man ever to be featured on a British Vogue cover.  © Tiziana FABI / AFP

The 26-year-old Hollywood star sports his signature curly locks for the two alternative covers, photographed by Steven Meisel.

British Vogue's editor-in-chief Edward Enninful said he was waiting "for the moment to feel right" to have a man on the print cover and wanted it to feel "effortless."

"Timothée Chalamet is modern man incarnate, as an actor and as a person," Enninful said.

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"When we began talking about the possibility of this cover several months ago, it became immediately apparent that Timothée is just Timothée," he added.

"Neither tooled nor marketed by the Hollywood and fashion machines to appeal to teens or grandmothers, women or men, he is simply himself. He is a man for everybody," the Vogue editor added.

"And so here he is, a young actor at the peak of his early career, who calls to mind the Deans and DiCaprios of past decades, but with a relationship to a new generation that dismantles old-fashioned notions of masculinity as a matter of course."

Enninful (50) said the actor brought "energy, humility and joie de vivre" to the shoot, which Chalamet described as the favorite of his career to date.

He follows in the footsteps of global superstar Harry Styles, who was the first man pictured solo on the cover of the US version of Vogue in 2020.

Cover photo: Tiziana FABI / AFP

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