Jourdan Dunn Breaks the “Vogue UK” Diversity Drought to Kick of 2015

It’s a new year, and it seems that “Vogue UK” is turning over a new leaf by making Jourdan Dunn the first cover model of the year. Although the British bombshell has been modelling for over seven years and all of her British model contemporaries (Cara Delevigne, Georgia May Jagger, Kate Upton,  and Freja Beha) have all covered the magazine at least once, before this issue, Dunn wasn’t able to boast the same accomplishment. On Friday, Dunn’s post on Instagram stated “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”

While covering the magazine is a feat in its own right, it should also be noted that Jourdan Dunn is the first African-American model to grace the cover solo in the last twelve years. (Naomi Campbell was the last black model to cover the glossy in 2002.) A couple of days ago, Vogue UK posted their 2014 cover stars on Instagram, and surprisingly, there wasn’t one model of color on the list. I hope that this cover is just the beginning of a more representative 2015 cover season for all of the fashion glossies!

[Vogue UK|Photo: Patrick Demarchelier| Styled: Kate Phelan]

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