September 22nd, 2009 Posted by Janelle comments (19)

Tao Okamoto has always been something special but she moves into the stratosphere with the November edition of Vogue Nippon. With the special all-Tao issue she joins the selective ranks of models major enough to single-handedly command an entire Vogue. Add to this the fact that this is the first time the publication has ever featured an Asian model in this way (Tao is the first Japanese face to grace the cover of Vogue Nippon in nearly a decade) and you have the makings of a moment that transcends fashion. This is a must have issue – inside you’ll find Tao as imagined by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, Glen Luchford, Daniel Jackson, Mark Segal and Solve Sundsbo, each photographer portrays her in a different light and each picture shows just what a versatile and dynamic model she truly is.









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  1. Peas says:

    Wow these are really amazing. I’m not a big fan of Tao, but these pictures are superb.

  2. Jonica S. says:

    WoW, go Tao!!! I’m so proud of her as a Japanese model to be getting so successful!
    I find it so bizarre that Vogue Nippon, representing the fashion world of Japan, has not had an Asian model grace its cover in OVER a decade…?! That, to me, is beyond preposterous!

  3. J says:

    UGH and I was growing my hair out…now I’ve got the urge to chop it all off like Tao!!! AMAZING MODEL.

  4. Elvire says:

    Tao IS REALLY seXy …she glams the fashion world GO ON, Tao!

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  6. Gustavo says:

    i couldnt believe when i read that she was the first japanese model featured on the cover of vogue JAPAN!
    Shame on those people!

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  8. ryan says:

    Gustavo i agree- and its not like there are no japanese models- Ai Tominaga and Anne Watanabe are a couple

  9. Christopher Y says:

    I agree I agree!!!
    Devon Aoki… Ai Tominaga are 2 of my all-time favorite Asian models… and I can’t believe they’ve NEVER been on the cover of Vogue NIPPON… now we can really respect Vogue China for adamantly promoting Asian girls to grace the cover of its edition of Vogue… 😉 Shame on Vogue Nippon!!!

  10. 1212 says:

    Must buy this issue!

  11. Lanvin Ray says:

    Finally! A Japanese model on the cover of Japanese Vogue!!! BANZAI!!! ^^

  12. 1212 says:

    Christopher,Ai is one the cover of VN 2000 Dec issue and Devon is the covergirl of 2001 May issue of VN:)

  13. Ambigous says:

    I love it. Tao looks Tough, a strong asian woman. not a stereotypical fragile pubescent girl.

  14. Ambigous says:

    This looks like a Salute to my favorite Muse, Miss Tina Chow!

    Tina Chow is a Legendary Model, designer, Muse and Stylemaker….Harpers Bazaar did an article about her this month…..

    Cheers to Tina!

  15. Amarilla says:

    Loving all of this. She definitely does not lack character.

  16. Gael says:

    Major !!! best asian model right now – go Tao !!

  17. DooDiva says:

    W O W!! Love you, Tao. Right to be Taoism right there!! 🙂 Do your thing, girl!

  18. ann says:

    Tao is the best ! .. But , She Unfortunately , is not really woman’s on each photo ..
    But , She is great model ;D

    Baayy <33

  19. raymond says:

    yes, vogue nippon
    put more japanese girls on your magazine…

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