Bruce Weber shot Beyoncé for the cover, and the songstress arrived at the shoot in an Obama state of mind, wearing an Obama T-shirt and with the president-elect’s surname manicured on her fingernails. “The issues are on their way to newsstands and is our own small way of commemorating the moment,” said Gan. Also in the issue is Steven Meisel’s take on a recent U.K. trend, “dogging,” in which young couples engage in explicit activities in parked cars and public parks. Meisel shot 28 pages and the model-filled images represent his first shoot for the magazine.
— Amy Wicks