Michaela Coel shines on the November 2022 cover of Vogue US. Lensed by male model and photographer Malick Bodian, the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” super warrior star wears a Made to Measure dress from Gucci by Alessandro Michele and Gucci earrings for the occasion.
The cover story is shot in Ghana – Coel‘s ancestral home – and was the actress’ first time visiting the country. Stylist Ibrahim Kamara outfits Coel in designs from brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors Collection, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, Christopher John Rogers, Burberry, Alberta Ferretti and Chanel.
Inside the magazine, Coel discusses the impact the “Black Panther” franchise has had on representation in mainstream film with Chioma Nnadi, saying, “I think for a lot of people it was the first time we’d seen some sort of representation on a very mainstream platform about the magic of Africa, the magic of the people, our ancestors. Coming here, you do feel something magical“.
Hair: Virginie Moreira
Make-up: Bernicia Boateng
Production: Ekuban Emmanuel / Debonair Afrik Studios