This morning, Jourdan Dunn thought about the idea that models of color get Vogue covers because pesky people yapping about the shameful lack of diversity make them do it, and tweeted this:
Although Dunn covered Miss Vogue in April this year, British Vogue has gone a dozen years without a woman of color on the cover. (The last one was Naomi Campbell when the jam band Phish made a comeback.)
The ugly fallacy that magazines with black models on their covers don’t sell has been a myth Dunn’s vocally dispelled for awhile now. British Vogue actually doesn’t look as whitewashed and god awful as it used to INSIDE ever since people who don’t match Benjamin Moore “navajo white” paint color have been included. Unfortunately, that’s mainly due to ad campaigns. When it comes to the current young models, it’s really only Dunn and Joan Smalls who have achieved the big time success, so it couldn’t have been easy. Good thing she’s talking.
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