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Indya Moore Becomes ELLE’s First Transgender Cover Star

It’s not every month that our favorite fashion glossies break new ground, but ELLE just made history by making Indya Moore its first-ever non-binary transgender cover star. Nina Garcia continues to propel the publication to new heights, though initially, our forums were under the impression Céline Dion was ELLE‘s only cover star for its June 2019 edition. Photographed by Zoey Grossman and styled by Charles Varenne, the Pose star and muse of Nicolas Ghesquière works a head full of curls and a Louis Vuitton dress (naturally) in the commanding cover shot.

US Elle June 2019 : Indya Moore by Zoey Grossman


The cover created a whole lot of buzz on our forums. “I’m living,” declared jorgepalomo the moment the cover surfaced.

“I have yet to see a bad shot of Indya. Something about this just works,” praised an equally impressed dodencebt.

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MON was quick to applaud the magazine, too. “Indya is stunning! Really proud of them. And kudos to ELLE for giving the star the platform they deserve.”

“I think Indya’s cover is stunning…so striking!” said KissMiss.

Sharing the same level of enthusiasm was Miss Dalloway: “Wow that Indya cover is amazing.”

“What’s it with all these stunning June covers so far!?! This looks great. I’d ditch the odd leaf earring, though. Céline’s cover was clearly just an advertising effort and Nina was clever enough to ride on that hype first instead of releasing both covers at the same time,” commented Benn98.

“I find it to be a real shame that ELLE felt the need to do a special subscribers’ cover with Céline Dion this month, as opposed to just allowing Indya Moore’s triumph to speak volumes,” noted vogue28.

US Elle June 2019 : Indya Moore by Zoey Grossman


See more from Indya’s cover shoot and join the conversation here.