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.
COVERS WITH MEN:
Issue: “Fashion’s Summer Sparkle”
Date: June 2000.
Cover models: George Clooney and Gisele Bündchen.
COVERS WITH MODELS OF COLOR:
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.