The women who appear on the cover — all clad in shades of white and gold — are actresses Li Bingbing, Zhang Ziyi, Zhou Xun, Carina Lau, Fan Bingbing and Tang Wei; singer Chris Lee; director and actress Vicki Zhao, and models Du Juan and Liu Wen. Mario Testino shot the cover in New York in May and it marks the first time that the roll call of Chinese stars has been photographed together.
Angelica Cheung, editorial director of Vogue China, said that the cover subjects “represent the qualities that our publication promotes.”
“They’re beautiful, stylish, but at the same time are also people of achievement,” she said, noting that the cover pays homage to the “golden age of Hollywood…with a modern touch.”
The issue will also profile the ten cover stars, alongside spotlighting Chinese designers and work by Chinese artists. There will be two different versions of the fold-out cover, each featuring five of the women on the front cover with variation of the gold and silver logo background, which hits newsstands Aug. 10.