We can’t get over British Vogue’s July cover dedicated to front-line workers

Photo Credit: Jamie Hawkesworth | British Vogue

British Vogue is showing gratitude to front-line workers who have been putting their safety on the line during this coronavirus pandemic by offering their services.

For its July issue, the popular fashion magazine will feature a London Overground train driver, an east London midwife and a supermarket worker.

“They represent the millions of people in the UK who, at the height of the pandemic, put on their uniforms and went to help,” Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, said. “This moment in history required something extra special, a moment of thanks to the new front line.”

Photographed by Jamie Hawkesworth, the trio, in an interview with BBC, expressed their delight for such an honor and also shared their experiences working during the pandemic.

Narguis Horsford, who works for Transport for London, said: “I feel amazing to be representing the female front-line key workers.

“It’s very important to highlight the hard work and contributions that we do to keep London moving and to provide services that everyone needs.”


Photo Credit: Jamie Hawkesworth | British Vogue

“NHS workers are obviously very important, but it’s also good to highlight other workers in other sectors,” she said, adding that she feels a sense of pride going to work though she was initially anxious reporting for duty during the virus outbreak.

“I am proud to be a key worker and proud to be a train driver, taking those important workers to work.”

Anisa Omar, a supermarket assistant, also said: “My job was not something that was that big of a deal before. But now it’s like we’re important. We have to be here, regardless of what’s happening in the world. It’s more than just a job now.”


Photo Credit: Jamie Hawkesworth | British Vogue

Last Edited by:Ama Nunoo Updated: February 4, 2021


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