Only 19 black legends

Anna Wintour fashion editor at Vogue magazine will revolutionize the magazine and publish, for the first issue under her responsibility, a cover with a black model.
“It made noise! »She specifies.

Indeed since the creation of the famous Vogue magazine in 1892 only 19 black women have made the cover: Beverly Johnson, Peggy Dillard, Sheila Johnson, Shari Belafonte Harper, Louise Vyent, Kara Young, Karen Alexander, Naomi Campbell, Kiara Kabukuru, Oprah, Marion Jones, Halle Berry, Liya Kebede, Jennifer Hudson, Michelle Obama, Rihanna, Lupita Nyong'o, Serena Williams and Beyoncé

Admittedly, they are not numerous but have known how to attract the attention of the whole world by their beauty, commitment, talent ...

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Anna Wintour explains: "The color of a model's skin dramatically affects sales. This is why it is rare to see a colored model on the cover of Vogue, which does not prevent d 'have some in the pages of our issues.
They appear less above than inside. Many of us would like to see more black models on the cover. ”It is for this reason that in 1997, Anna Wintour decided to highlight Kiara Kabukuru in order to change mentalities.

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Who is Kiara Kabukuru?

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This 40-year-old Ugandan left her country with her parents at the age of 6 to live in Los Angeles. As a teenager, Kiara began a career as a model which looked pretty good.

She notices the difficulty of succeeding being black and declares: "the models are also the indicators of the ethnic tendencies of the company, of the world in general ..." But thanks to her character which is to never give up, she succeeds to obtain several contracts.

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In 1997, it is the consecration! Kiara is on the cover of Vogue USA for July.
The world of fashion finally recognizes her as a personality in her own right.
Although it is true that it is rare to see a black model on the cover of a major international magazine, Kiara Kabukuru would eventually become a model in high demand. She posed for the advertising campaigns of many couturiers like Gucci, Chanel, Calvin Klein….

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She has now become legendary as one of the 19 black women who appeared on the cover of a famous magazine.

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