A new novel by Zadie Smith iscertainly cause for celebration and this fourteenth edition of The Gentlewomanleads the festivities with the peerless British writer as its cover star,photographed in technicolour fabulosity by Inez & Vinoodh. Joining Zadie inthis issue are women of great renown and distinction: the legendary literaryeditor Diana Athill; queen of environmental campaigning Erin Brockovich;fashion dynamo Clare Waight Keller; the ingenious artist Helen Marten; polymathpop star Natasha Khan; and the exceptional menswear designer Grace WalesBonner. These extensive profiles and illuminating conversations sit alongsidean array of fashionable doings for autumn including an induction into the waysof Ikebana and a spot of cat walking. The season’s wardrobe explorationsinclude precise sartorial proposals showcased by the enchanting models Riannevan Rompaey, Jane Moseley and Karen Elson, while the photographer Harley Weirexplores the art of self-portraiture in a personal portfolio. Total tonality,whopping woollies and belts, buckles and bands, along with extrapolations onthe finer details of modern living, round off this bumper edition for Autumnand Winter 2016.