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LeBron James and Gisele Bündchen Pose for ‘Vogue’ Cover, Make History

Vogue’s April cover modelsPhoto: Getty Images

Basketball player LeBron James and supermodel Gisele Bündchen will mug for the cover of Vogue’s shape issue, according to the New York Post. This would break all the rules of a Vogue cover. Seldom does editrix Anna Wintour put on her cover: (a) more than one model, (b) a man, (c) a person of color. We looked back at ten years of Vogue covers and compiled a list and images of these three rare instances after the jump. We also discovered Gisele was the last lady to appear with a man (George Clooney) on the cover, proving life is just not fair.


Issue: “The World’s Next Top Models” (top left)

Date: May 2007.

Models: Chanel Iman, Lily Donaldson, Hilary Rhoda, Coco Rocha, Agyness Deyn, Doutzen Kroes, Sasha Pivovarova, Jessica Stam, Caroline Trentini, and Raquel Zimmerman.

Issue: “Fall Fashion Spectacular” (bottom right)
Date: September 2004.
Cover models: Daria Werbowy, Natalia Vodianova, and Gisele Bündchen.
Models on fold-out flap: Isabeli Fontana, Karolina Kurkova, Liya Kebede, Hana Soukupova, Gemma Ward, and Karen Elson.

Issue: “The Age Issue” (bottom center)
Date: August 2004.
Cover models: Priscilla, Lisa Marie, and Riley Presley.

Issue: “The New City Chic” (bottom left)
Date: November 2000.
Cover models: Carmen Kass, Angela Lindvall, Maggie Rizer, and Frankie Rayder.

Issue: “A Century of Vogue Fashion” (top right)
Date: November 1999.
Cover models: Kate Moss, Gisele Bündchen, Lauren Hutton, and Iman.
Models on fold-out flap: Naomi Campbell, Stephanie Seymour, Amber Valletta, Christy Turlington, Claudia Schiffer, Lisa Taylor, Paulina Porizkova, Carolyn Murphy, and Patti Hansen.


Issue: “Fashion’s Summer Sparkle”

Date: June 2000.

Cover models: George Clooney and Gisele Bündchen.


Issue: “The Power Issue” (top left)

Cover model: Jennifer Hudson.

Date: March 2007.

Issue: “Reality Chic Fashion” (top center)
Date: May 2005.
Cover model: Liya Kebede.

Issue: “Gifted: 175 Perfect Presents” (top right)
Date: December 2002.
Cover model: Halle Berry.

Issue: “Strong and Sexy Spring” (bottom left)
Date: January 2001.
Cover model: Marion Jones.

Issue: “Oprah!” (bottom center)
Date: October 1998.
Cover model: Oprah.

Issue: “The Best and Worst Looks of ‘97”
(bottom right)
Date: January 1998.
Cover models: Melanie Brown with fellow Spice Girls Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, and Melanie Chisholm.

LeBron James and Gisele Bündchen Pose for ‘Vogue’ Cover, Make History