The rumors about an all-black issue of Italian Vogue are true! And its cover girl could be none other than 17-year-old rising star Jourdan Dunn. We’re not surprised Dunn landed the issue, considering she was the first black model to walk Prada this past Fashion Week in Milan since Naomi Campbell in 1997. Steven Meisel shot the entire issue with zero white models, in hopes the move will encourage other magazines to diversify. Let’s hope designers like Miuccia Prada will notice and, you know, expand the castings beyond Dunn. (Seriously, Miu — eleven years?! Ridic.) Landing Prada isn’t the only thing Dunn has in common with Campbell. British Vogue notes:
Dunn also spoke very articulately on the issue in the Guardian, saying she plans to go back to school for business so she can start an agency for black, Asian, and Hispanic models. We feel a girl crush coming on.
DUNN MAKING HISTORY [British Vogue]