Magazine covers are usually full of attention-grabbing headlines and other visual content like images of public figures—but not the Vogue Italia April Issue. For the first time, Vogue Italia released an all-white cover design that's exceptionally minimalist and almost entirely blank. The decision was a deliberate one to offer a representation of rebirth at a time when Italy is one of the countries to be hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak.
As editor-in-chief Emanuele Farneti describes, "white is not surrender, but a blank sheet waiting to be written, the title page of a new story that is about to begin.” White is also the color worn by medical workers in the country who are on the front lines of the pandemic.
Image Credit: Vogue Italia