Caitlyn Jenner, photographed by Annie Leibovitz on the cover of June’s Vanity Fair.
Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Bruce Jenner would debut his female identity on the next cover of Vanity Fair, photographed by Annie Leibovitz—of course. We didn’t know what to expect from the images,but as soon as we clicked on the link from Vanity Fair, we were blown away.
“OH MY GOD!” reverberated throughout the office.
Caitlyn Jenner is a beautiful woman.
In an interview with Buzz Bissinger, who wrote Friday Night Lights, Jenner says, “If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life.’ ”
With the glamour of Marilyn Monroe and the sass of Jessica Lange, Caitlyn is stunning in a champagne satin corseted leotard, styled by Vanity Fair’s Fashion Director Jessica Diehl. Legendary hairstylist Oribe was responsible for her retro waves, while makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo gave Caitlyn a feminine flush. A behind-the-scenes video reveals equally glam outfits, including an off-the-shoulder dress and long sequined gown, while Jenner says over voiceover:
“I was probably at the Games because I was running away from a lot of things. I’m very, very proud of the accomplishment, I don’t want to diminish that accomplishment. The last few days in doing this shoot, was about my life and who I am as a person. It’s not about the fanfare. It’s not about people cheering in the stadium. It’s not about going down the street and everybody giving you ‘Thatta boy, Bruce!’ pat on the back. This is about your life. Bruce, always had to tell a lie. He was always living that lie. Everyday he always had a secret. From morning until night. Caitlyn doesn’t have any secrets. As soon as the Vanity Fair cover comes out, I’m free.”
The editorial has yet to be released — the July 2015 issue will hit newsstands on June 9th — buy a sneak peek of the editorial, shared on Twitter by @DKNY, shows Jenner pictured in the front seat of her Porsche wearing a red Donna Karan dress.
Jenner also posed in a red carpet-worthy Zac Posen gown.
“Be who you are and feel beautiful,” Zac Posen wrote. Photo: @zacposen/Instagram
After the magazine released the image, Jenner started a new twitter account with the handle @Caitlyn_Jenner, which has almost 90,000 followers as we type. Her first tweet:
I'm so happy after such a long struggle to be living my true self. Welcome to the world Caitlyn. Can't wait for you to get to know her/me.— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
Kendall Jenner, who appears on the the cover of Vogue China, which was released on Sunday, was upstaged by Caitlyn’s cover reveal. She tweeted:
She also added:
be free now pretty bird.— Kendall Jenner (@KendallJenner) June 1, 2015
On Instagram, Khloe Kardashian shared an image of the cover and captioned it, “We were given this life because you were strong enough to live it! I couldn’t be prouder!!! Caitlyn, You are beautiful!!!” Kim Kardashian, whose second pregnancy was revealed on Sunday, echoed her sister’s sentiment, tweeting, “How beautiful! Be happy, be proud, live life YOUR way!”
The issue hits newsstands June 9. Until then, watch the video here: