Sunday, April 12, 2009

Vogue All Model Cover - Jourdan Dunn and Liya Kebede

source: TFS/Luxx

Shot by Steven Meisel. I'd read that Liya and Jourdan would be on the cover of this issue so I guessed that one of them would be on the cover while the other would be on the fold-out. That makes three issues in a row that Vogue has featured a black face on the cover of the magazine, which I never thought would have happened even a year ago. I'm beginning to wonder if there is a "Weekend at Bernie's" situation going on between at Condé Nast and ALT is really calling the shots these days. I don't like how pasted together all the heads look on this cover but Liya and Jourdan look beautiful.

Inside there is an article called "Sam's Club" on makeup artist Sam Fine with an accompanying editorial featuring Liya Kebede, Chanel Iman and Arlenis got snapped for the "Meet the Boyfriends" spread, while "Kicking It" and "The Godfather" spreads features Naomi Campbell among others.

I'm looking forward to getting this one in the mail. Your thoughts?

ETA: More photos


Camille Acey said...

i'm going on a trip. i think i am gonna have to grab this as reading material.

lapetitediva said...

I pay scant attention to fashion mags these days, so I'm just like **shrug** However, it IS nice to see MODELS on the cover of Vogue--even if I don't know most of them--instead of Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston et al.

Taj said...

I hope Jourdan has more than 1 shot inside unlike the VI Black Issue.

That being said... the economy is in the crapper I guess they can't do any worse putting black ppl on the cover. I'm happy they're there but I still don't trust the sincerity US Vogue at all.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

wait a minute. There are models on an American Vogue cover?!

Looking forward to reading it.

st said...

Since the article is about Meisel as a "Godfather" figure . . .

I thought Liya was really pushed/"godfathered" by Tom Ford, and Christy Turlington introduced Naomi to Steven Meisel. When you consider 2 women of color out of all the people who are there, it's not much. During Naomi's prime, there were several other models of color. It makes you wonder. In addition to that, where are the Asian models?