Tennis icon Serena Williams and UK supermodel Kate Moss are among 40 women who star on Edward Enninful’s last cover for British Vogue – with Victoria Beckham, Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell and Miley Cyrus also featuring.

Enninful, who is Ghanian-British and the first black man to have edited the top fashion magazine, announced he would be stepping down from his role to take up a newly-created position this year.

The 51-year-old’s final shoot as editor-in-chief has brought together 40 famous women – including actresses Salma Hayek, Jodie Comer and Jane Fonda.

The Queen’s Gambit star Anya Taylor-Joy, singer Rina Sawayama, fashion model Christy Turlington, TV presenter and actress Jameela Jamil and Love Island host Maya Jama also appear.

Other famous women to feature include Orange Is The New Black actress Laverne Cox, supermodel Cindy Crawford, British model and actress Cara Delevingne, and the singer Dua Lipa.

A video shared by British Vogue on Instagram shows the 40 women gathered in person for the video.

A host of famous names grace the cover of Enninful's last edition of Vogue. PIC: Steven Meisel
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Pic: Steven Meisel/British Vogue

Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham and Christy Turlington Burns
Pic:Ned Rogers
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From left: Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham and Christy Turlington Burns. Pic: Ned Rogers

Enninful said: “So here it is: my 76th and final edition of Vogue, six-and-a-half years and 153 cover stars later, including the 40 legendary women who feature on this cover.

“It’s been an extraordinary ride and an absolute honour.

“As I step into my new role, as Conde Nast’s global creative and cultural adviser for Vogue, I’m determined to keep championing the incredible array of voices in fashion and media, and ensure we keep the energy explosion of the last few years going.

“We always say it, because it always needs to be said: There is a great deal yet to be done.”

Gemma Chan, Simone Ashley, Rina Sawayama, Anya Taylor-Joy, Maya Jama, Paloma Elsesser and Jameela Jamil 
Pic:Ned Rogers
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From left: Gemma Chan, Simone Ashley, Rina Sawayama, Anya Taylor-Joy, Maya Jama, Paloma Elsesser and Jameela Jamil. Pic: Ned Rogers

Christy Turlington Burns, Maya Jama, Selma Blair and Precious Lee
Pic:Ned Rogers
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From left: Christy Turlington Burns, Maya Jama, Selma Blair and Precious Lee. Pic: Ned Rogers

In an editor’s letter, Enninful described the “gratitude” he felt and said he was “proud that some important work has been done” at the publication.

The shoot was photographed by Steven Meisel and took place in December at a studio in Manhattan, New York.

Enninful was honoured with an OBE for services to diversity in the fashion industry as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s 2016 Birthday Honours List.

He took over as editor-in-chief of British Vogue in August 2017, and in December 2020 was promoted to European editorial director of Vogue.

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Edward Enninful at the British Fashion Awards in December 2023. Pic: AP
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Edward Enninful at the British Fashion Awards in December 2023. Pic: AP

During his years at the top of the fashion magazine, he has continued to break boundaries and been a champion for greater inclusivity in the industry.

He described the May 2023 issue of the publication, which included 19 disabled people from the worlds of fashion, sport, culture and activism and featured five disabled people on its cover, as “one of the proudest moments of my career”.

Enninful will take up the role of editorial adviser of British Vogue, and global creative and cultural adviser of Vogue, later this year.

His final edition as editor-in-chief of British Vogue will be available via digital download and on newsstands from Tuesday 13 February.

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