• Frontline workers on the cover of British Vogue's July issue. (British Vogue)Source: British Vogue
"I can think of no more appropriate trio of women to represent the millions of people in the UK who, at the height of the pandemic, in the face of dangers large and small, put on their uniforms and work clothes and went to help people."
By
Samuel Leighton-Dore

2 Jun 2020 - 12:19 PM  UPDATED 2 Jun 2020 - 12:43 PM

British fashion bible Vogue UK has swapped out its usual celebrity cover stars for local frontline workers, shining a light on the everyday heroes risking their lives during the coronavirus pandemic. 

Addressing the bold direction, British Vogue editor Edward Enninful said: "If you had told me at the beginning of the year that Vogue’s July cover stars would be [these three] I might not have believed you.

"But I can think of no more appropriate trio of women to represent the millions of people in the UK who, at the height of the pandemic, in the face of dangers large and small, put on their uniforms and work clothes and went to help people."

The three cover stars featured are Narguis Horsford, a train driver on the London Overground, Rachel Millar, 24, a community midwife in east London, and Anisa Omar, 21, a supermarket assistant from central London.

The three women tell their stories in the 20-page cover story, which "pays thanks to the extraordinary contribution they have made during the pandemic.”

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