Can the new trend at Vogue to feature African-American women on the cover be attributed to the Michelle Obama effect? Last year Vogue Italia featured an entire issue with Black models photographed by famed photographer Steven Meisel.
It's official: The "all black" issue of Italian Vogue is a hit. According to Time magazine's Jeff Israely, "After the original run of the July issue sold out in the U.S. and U.K. in 72 hours, Vogue Italia has just rushed to reprint 30,000 extra copies for American newsstands, another 10,000 for Britain and 20,000 more in Italy. [jezebel]
We're happy to see that fashion is featuring more diversity by showing the beauty of women of color. Congrats to Liya Kebede and Jourdan Dunn! READ MORE...
The May cover of Vogue is special because it features models instead of celebrities. This year's May issue, shot by Steven Meisel, is extra special because it marks the third month in a row that a woman of color appears on the cover (Beyoncé appeared on April's cover, Michelle Obama appeared on March's cover).
Liya Kebede appears on the front of the May issue, while Jourdan Dunn appears on the foldout. From left to right, the models are: Liya Kebede, Natalia Vodianova, Anna Jagodzinska, Isabeli Fontana, Lara Stone, Jourdan Dunn, Raquel Zimmermann, Caroline Trentini, and Natasha Poly. [NY MAG]