Amy Schumer is having a damn good year: world tour in progress; memoir due out in August; “Inside Amy Schumer” season four underway. Now, Anna Wintour has put the metaphorical cherry on top, putting the comedian on Vogue’s July 2016 cover.
First of all: Hell, yes. Women in comedy are killing it right now (see ELLE’s current slate of “Ghostbusters” covers), but it’s been a while since we’ve seen a funny lady on our most hallowed fashion title. (No, Derek Zoolander doesn’t count.) Second of all: She looks amazing. Editor Tonne Goodman styled her in red Dolce & Gabbana for the cover and looks from the Row, Naeem Khan, and Zac Posen inside the issue. In one shot, she’s draped in an Alexander McQueen evening-coat-cum-duvet, which seems to mesh nicely with the fashion philosophy Schumer details to her interviewer:
She’s nonplussed with the idea of fashion in general. “I don’t think it’s stupid; there’s no moral reasoning,” she tells me one day on the plane. “It’s just not my thing.” She gestures toward her yoga pants and navy-blue puffer. “I just have this sense of entitlement that I should be able to feel comfortable at all times, like I could go to bed at any moment in what I’m wearing.”
In addition to the profile, there’s an excerpt of The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo, which may mark the first time tramp stamps have ever earned a mention in Vogue.
See the full spread and read the cover story at Vogue.com.