Jourdan Dunn Is British Vogue's 1st Solo Black Cover Model in 12 Years


Model Jourdan Dunn has broken British Vogue‘s obscene white streak and become the first black model to be featured alone on the cover in 12 years. Congrats to Dunn and a hearty fuck you to the magazine that makes diversity an exception and not a rule!

From The Telegraph:

She succeeds Naomi Campbell, who appeared alone on the publication back in August 2002. In the 12 years that followed, the magazine’s covers have been almost completely white when it came to models, with the exception of the November 2008 cover, on which Dunn appeared alongside contemporaries Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Eden Clark. Celebrities BeyoncĂ© and Rihanna have also appeared, on the May 2013 and November 2011 issues respectively.

Dunn, for her part, is thrilled, having Instagrammed the cover with the caption “I’m so Happy to finally say I’M ON THE COVER OF BRITISH VOGUE!!! Thank you @britishvogue, Patrick Demarchelier and Kate Phelan for making this happen and also thank you all for the Love and Support it means everything to me #2015YearOfTheDunn.”

Let’s hope we don’t have to wait 12 more years until Vogue features another model of color.

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