Hollywood beauty Halle Berry will become the first black woman to grace fashion bible Vogue’s all-important September issue, which is the most important one of the year as it showcases the autumn/winter trends, and brings in the maximum revenue for Vogue with most pages of advertising.
The fashion magazine’s decision to put the 41-year-old actress on the cover has been hailed as a landmark, reported Daily Mail online.
While Vogue has had black women on the cover before, the numbers are few and far between. Beverly Johnson was the first black woman on a Vogue cover, in 1974 and was followed by Naomi Campbell, athlete Marion Jones, model Liya Kebede, actress Jennifer Hudson and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Racism in fashion was in news again recently with the publication of Claudia Schiffer’s photographs in which she is dressed up as a black woman by Karl Lagerfeld.