On the cover, one of four to accompany the September issue, Lawrence appears demure, wearing “a simple tan chemise and a Miu Miu patterned fur hat,” according to the Times
, whose work is often erotic, stated that he was “a little scared” creating a cover for Vogue
, which is also celebrating its 125th anniversary.
“I do worry about decorum,” Currin added. Evoking the 1930s and 1940s pictorial style of magazine illustrations, Currin’s cover exemplifies his style, blending
, absurdism, and a
palette. “Fashion was a huge influence on his work early on,” noted Dodie Kazanjian, Vogue
contributing editor. This is not the first time Vogue
has spotlighted an artist: The work of
have all appeared on the magazine’s cover. Along with Currin’s painting, photographs of Lawrence by
, and the duo
will feature on covers for the September issue.