In his physical prime, Bruce Jenner and his Olympic success made him a household name. With the start of his step-daughters' show, "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," Jenner's name became familiar to a much younger audience. Today, however, we can begin our goodbyes to the Olympic legend and welcome Caitlyn Jenner, who will be introduced to the world within Vanity Fair's coming issue (due June 9) with the front cover tagline, "Call me Caitlyn."
The accompanying story (including additional Leibovitz portraits) written by "Friday Night Lights" author Buzz Bissinger documents how Caitlyn became the woman she is today. Discussing the torment of her past and her relationships with her family, the new interview dives deeper than Diane Sawyer's introductory television interview of Bruce Jenner as the world finally meets the true person.
What could be considered her most socially and publicly important shoot since the John Lennon/Yoko Ono Rolling Stone cover, the Caitlyn Jenner Vanity Fair cover sparks a new highlight in Leibovitz' already-superb career; and yet, she was and is perhaps the most fitting for the job, given the subject's importance in the wake of today's necessary social justice.
Along with the story, the additional photos are available today through early access for those who subscribe Vanity Fair's digital edition on iOS devices.