Celebrating diversity: First hijab-wearing model features on cover of British Vogue
British Vogue has made history by featuring a hijab-wearing model on its cover for the first time in its 102-year history.fashion and trends Updated: Apr 02, 2018 12:03 IST
British Vogue has made history by featuring a hijab-wearing model on its cover for the first time in its 102-year history. 20-year-old Halima Aden has become the first hijab-wearing model to appear on the cover of British Vogue ever since the magazine was first founded in 1916.
The nine chosen models on the cover of the magazine’s May issue have been described as fashion’s New Frontiers, reported The Independent. For Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful, giving these nine models the opportunity to introduce themselves to the world of fashion, was extremely significant.
"Like so many industries in recent months, fashion has found itself at an important crossroads. At the world’s great design houses, at photographic studios, at fashion weeks and in the offices of magazines such as mine at #BritishVogue, crucial questions have been asked about working practices, safety and respect. Stock has been taken and safeguards to the way we operate have been made..." editor-in-chief @Edward_Enninful writes in his editor's letter for May Vogue. "Yet as a new mood begins to take hold – one that will only enrich and enliven creativity in fashion – I also believe that the time has come for us to look forward. In short, it is a moment for Vogue to do what it has always done best: to offer a bold vision of what the future can – and should – look like." For the May issue, nine models each changing the face of the fashion industry in their own way are photographed by @CraigMcDeanStudio with styling by Enninful for the cover story. From L to R: @vittoceretti, @Halima, @adutakech, @LaFaretta, @Palomija, @Pazhatu, @mulan_bae, @fransummers and @selenaforrest. Story by @ellie_pithers, make-up by @diane.kendal, hair by @orlandopita and nails by @megumiyamamotonyc. On newsstands April 6. Read Enninful's letter in full, plus how to subscribe to #NewVogue all at the link in bio
“It is a moment for Vogue to do what it has always done best: to offer a bold vision of what the future can — and should — look like,” he wrote. Aden is joined on the cover by fellow models Adut Akech, Radhika Nair, Yoon Young Bae, Faretta, Fran Summers, Vittoria Ceretti, Paloma Elsesser and Selena Forrest.
Many people on social media are praising the pioneering cover, with an Instagram photo of the issue garnering more than 22,000 likes in less than a day.
One user tweeted, “ Wow! A true & beautiful reflection of our global society. This is what women really look like! All shades, shapes, & sizes. Gorgeous!!!” Another wrote, “I’m looking forward to this in the future!!!?????? but this truly is a huge step in the right direction !”
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First Published: Apr 02, 2018 12:03 IST