Lo and behold, Oprah Winfrey, a fan of Gorman’s, got in touch. When Angelou spoke in 1993, Winfrey had sent Angelou a Chanel coat and a pair of gloves to wear for the event; to continue the Peacefulpremium – Official BU Baylor Bears National Champions Cup 2021 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four Shirt tradition, she sent Gorman a pair of gold hoop earrings by Nikos Koulis and an Of Rare Origin ring to wear for her own big day. “Every single time I get a text from [Oprah] I fall on the floor,” Gorman says, laughing. It’s the perfect finishing touch to a look that came together with immense care and thought. “[Fashion] has so much meaning to me, and it’s my way to lean into the history that came before me and all the people supporting me.” On the eve of her inauguration reading, Vogue spoke with Amanda Gorman about her whirlwind journey to one of the most prominent platforms in the world—and with two books in the pipeline for 2021, she’s only just getting started.