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Jourdan Dunn: Breaks UK Vogue’s All White Solo Cover Girl Run

05/01/2015
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Following on from our Burberry: Spring/Summer 2015 Campaign post, where we discussed how the fashion house had finally got round to featuring solely black models to front their campaign for the very first time, it would appear that Jourdan Dunn (who, alongside Naomi Campbell, starred in the Burberry campaign) has yet again broken racial boundaries within the fashion industry by becoming the first black solo cover girl on Vogue UK in over twelve years. 

Hold on, ‘Twelve Years…’

Really?

Photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, Jourdan wears a Prada dress from their 2015 Spring/Summer collection.

Coincidently, prior to Jourdan, the last black model to feature solo on the cover of the magazine was non other than Naomi Campbell back in 2002, Jourdan’s co star in the aforementioned Burberry campaign.

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 Even more of a coincidence – especialy with regards to the timing – is the fact that the very same magazine brought attention to its own lack of diversity in using models of all ethnitcities when, via instagram, they chose to show a collage of every month of their front covers over 2014.

 
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Personally, methinks that there is a lot more to this than Vogue UK finally deciding to appear less racist..

However, tweeting last week about the news, Jourdan was obviously proud about featuring on the UK’s magazine cover, stating enthusiastically “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”.

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Jourdan Dunn may have reason to smile but the fact that this is news today, sadly indicates how far we still have to go – and not just within the fahion world – but the world as a whole… 

After all, just as within the music industry, the fashion world is merely a refection of what is truly going on in the world right now…

Shame.

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