The Michelle Obama effect

Black cover girl trifecta at Vogue

The fashion blogosphere is atwitter over the fact Vogue has put a woman of colour on its cover for the third month in a row, a bold move for the fashion bible which has traditionally favoured white cover girls. Liya Kebede is photographed on the front of the May issue with two other models; the British modelling sensation Jourdan Dunn appears on the fold. In March, First Lady Michelle Obama posed for the front, in April the singer Beyoncé appeared.  Vogue’s safe nod to diversity is being well received, as is the return of actual models, rather than the parade of celebrities that has dominated its front in recent years.

New York Magazine

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