^^^ The headband is childish and I would hate it on anyone. Just my opinion, obviously by no means is the cover going to be reprinted without it now. And I am fine with however Ms. Gorman wishes to present herself to the world but on Vogue I do wish they would present their cover stars in a different or unique way that the person isn’t normally seen in or in their natural settings. If we want to bring poetry and more “depth” into the matter I would have loved to have seen Maya Angelou on the cover whose book I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings really was inspiring to me when I read it and the many other poems such as “In and Out of Time” and “They Went Home...” are ones that come off the top of my head that I remember really liking. And if Maya Angelou had been on the cover how great it would have been to see her presented in a unique, artistic and creative way that she wouldn’t normally be. For me Vogue is a way to interpret what is happening in the world through an aspiring fantasy that doesn’t exist beyond the photographers studio. Not many people, no matter the color of their skin, are going to walk around their home in one of John Galliano’s creations from Dior in the early 2000’s. Unfortunately Mrs. Angelou is no longer in this world so that will never happen. If we want to keep the headband Amanda is currently wearing, why not remove the dress she is wearing and put her in some voluminous floral print dress, take her beautiful braids and shape them into flower buds to mimic the headband (which I hate), and photograph her in a natural setting like a garden. And then instead of “Fashion, We Missed You,” and replace it with something like “Blossoming, A Young Woman sharing her Voice” or “In Full Bloom, How Amanda Gorman reflects on the world...” perhaps also along with the typical interview have her write a piece about fashion. Perhaps she did write a poem for this occasion and it hasn’t been released yet. Now that I have tried to give more depth I am reminded of a T-shirt I used to wear with a quote from The New York Times discussing fashion...”Shallow, Superficial and Wonderful...” I am generally a shallow and materialistic person as is fashion which is why I am so attracted to and work within this world. And now to move on to new matters with this issue...the editorial with Mr. Green is gorgeous. Very stunning. He is proving his talents are starting to find a better grounding and can replace the very much missed work of Patrick Demarchelier. How I wish the picture with Adut in the Valentino couture had been the cover. Almost any of these shots would have been a better cover.