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Vogue Italia all black issue

June 19, 2008

Models being featured in this issue are:

Alek Wek
Alva Chin
Arlenis Sosa
Chanel Iman
Gail O’Neil
Iman
Jourdan Dunn
Karen Alexander
Naomi Campbell
Sessilee Lopez (“Because nobody gives her a chance.”—Meisel)
Tocarra Jones
Tyra Banks
Veronica Webb
Yasmin Warsame

(Where’s Lakshmi, Ajuma and Kinee?)

The cover models:

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Liya Kebede. She was on the cover of Vogue Italia October 02′.

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Sessilee Lopez. She is an african-american model who has walked for small shows and has done only a few editorials. This is going to make her career. (check out sessilee’s site)

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Jourdnn Dunn. This Brit is probably my favourite black model at the moment. She is stunning on the runways.

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Naomi Campbell. What’s an all-black issue without her on the cover?

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So what do you think? Will this change anything at all?
I found this particular interesting comment:

”Kamila Filipcikova got two consecutive Vogue Italia covers this year.
Every black model in the history of time (and the new) got crammed into one issue.”

Go figure.

images: ontd_fashinfags

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. D&G Luver permalink
    June 19, 2008 7:50 am

    Are these the only pics? Chanel looks amazing! I love Jourdan as well, but where is Arlenis Pena?

  2. breads permalink
    June 19, 2008 10:41 am

    You can fit all famous black models into one issue, yikes I didn’t know things were that bad.

  3. Kielo permalink
    June 19, 2008 11:31 am

    Ummm… The Liya cover looks good as does the Lopez one. Again I would say that it has a very retro/period fashion feel, not of the moment. Yasmin Warsame I like, but I sure hope they have put more voltage to the rest of the shots…

  4. June 19, 2008 8:14 pm

    Love Gail O’Neil. I look forward to seeing her in the Italian Vogue issue. She peaked in the mid-90s, along with Cindy Crawford, who incidentally was her best friend in the modeling industry.

  5. June 19, 2008 8:47 pm

    Seeing that only the cover with Liya’s photo has typography on it, it looks like that’s the REAL Italian Vogue cover and the other three models are folded underneath.

    So you can imagine why Naomi is having a bad day. She probably threw her cellphone at the Eastern European maid this morning when she saw the covers.

  6. sophie permalink
    June 19, 2008 10:16 pm

    all the pics are gorgeous, other magazines need to make this a regular thing though, not some one-off.

  7. sophie permalink
    June 23, 2008 9:54 pm

    yesterday i looked through the cover archives on the british vogue website, and there hasn’t been a black model on the cover since august 2002!! and the only black model they have EVER had is naomi, who has been on the cover 8 times. thats pretty appalling.

  8. Me Me permalink
    July 2, 2008 5:53 pm

    Sessilee walked for small shows??? You call Armani, Jean Paul Gautier, Lagerfeld, L.A.M.B and Fendi small shows?

    Check into it!

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