The transgender icon is becoming a fashion darling: This month she appears in the fashionista's bible InStyle, wearing a selection of couture outfits and beautifully photographed by Bjarne Jonasson.
Cox speaks to InStyle's Sara Vilkomerson about her dress sense, and what it means to be a leader of LGBTQ advocacy:
InStyle: Is there a lot of pressure to be the groundbreaking woman at the forefront of transgender advocacy? Laverne Cox: I have felt that pressure. Especially after I was on the cover of Time magazine. It's such a wonderful moment in my career and for my community--there's been a tipping point of taking control of our own narratives with unprecedented visibility. But I'm an artist, and even before I knew I was trans, I knew I was a performer.
Scroll down to see her rock a Halston Heritage dress, and go to InStyle.com to read the full interview.