We legit cannot keep calm as the legendary Oprah Winfrey is on the cover of Elle India's 22nd anniversary issue. Elle India is one of the best-selling magazine in India and has always been in the news for their unconventional choices of cover-stars. They had been a tease lastely with their last issue of the year. From the moment they posted a picture of their cover that stated it's their 22nd anniversary and a woman was standing facing her back towards the form of this issue, we knew it's going to be something big.
“The new generation of boys should be raised to believe that girls are their equals, and sometimes, their superiors.” - Oprah Winfrey
She graced the cover in a very desi-regal look and we congratulate the team at Elle India, for making this happen. The fashion director of the magazine, Malini Banerji, styled her in a Sabyasachi silk top and a matching stole with an embellished border, accessorised with a pair of stunning tear-drop earrings from Sabyasachi jewellery as well. The iconic cover is captured by an ace-photographer, Mark Seliger and editor-in-chief Supriya Dravid along with fashion editor Rahul Vijay penned down to contribute in the cover story.
Global icon, media mogul and our 22nd Anniversary Issue star, @oprah graces ELLE India’s cover for the very first time. . Silk top and stole by @sabyasachiofficial and 29.5K Zambian emerald and diamond earrings by @sabyasachijewelry . ?: @markseliger ?: @malini_banerji Writer: @supriya.dravid ??: @derrickrutledgemakeupartist ?♀️: @nicolemangrumhair ?: @nailsbymarysoul / Dior Beauty using Dior Vernis Set Design: @toddsets / @themagnetagency Production: @agpnyc Assisted by: @johnkelseyphoto and Davis McCutcheon (photography) Fashion Editor: @rahulvijay1988 Fashion Intern: @aparnaphogat . #ELLEvate #BeMoreELLE #ELLEDecember #anniversaryissue #oprah #oprahwinfrey
Not just us but also Sabyasachi Mukherjee was star-struck and shred his personal experience through an Instagram Caption, which read, "Nothing prepares you for meeting Oprah in real life. On her maiden trip to India, Oprah attended the dinner hosted by the royal family in Jaipur and I had the good fortune to dress her in a saree for it. We spent some time discussing India and spirituality, as well as Indian art and handicraft. The opening of my store in Kala Ghoda came up in conversation and Oprah promised to sing by in the morning if she got time off from her busy schedule. I thought she was being polite! Imagine my gleeful surprise (and slight horror) when I realised I was sprawled on the floor like an exhausted starfish after completing the setup of the store, just as Oprah came breezing in, exactly at 10 AM. She was as magnanimous about it as I was mortified. Oprah isn’t just one of the world’s most influential personalities. She is larger than life. But also as real as it gets! So, if she says she is coming home for pizza, you better take her word for it and keep that dinner table laid out well in time for her arrival!"
This is indeed one of the most remarkable covers of Elle India, till date as they also dropped-in a teaser about what's happening in their December issue and we are mesmerised, is all we want to mention.
A sneak-peek of what’s in store in our very special 22nd Anniversary Issue. . ?: @spadestudios Fashion Editor: @rahulvijay1988 Models: @emanuelsandhu @tomas.monica at @animacreatives and @wilhelminamodels @kirankandola1 at @stormmodels and @musemodelsnyc Video: @cvongsawat ?: @christynakay ?♀️: @errolkaradag Production Assistant: George Veve
The 22nd anniversary issue of the Elle India magazine is a complete investment and we each one of us should GET A COPY NOW!