Well Dunn

Jourdan Dunn.
Patrick Demarchelier.
British Vogue.

As the first black model to gain a solo cover of Brit Vogue since Naomi Campbell nearly 12 years ago, Jourdan makes history yet again. Breaking barriers has become a Dunn trademark and it isn’t a role Jourdan takes lightly; racism, body image and succeeding as a single parent are among the topics touched on in the revealing interview and Jourdan tackles the questions like a pro.

“It’s hard being a model regardless, and then being a black model. I have heard, ‘Oh, we haven’t shown any black models this season.’ So blasé… It’s messed up,” she says. “I get uncomfortable when I read comments saying, ‘I wanna look like you, I wish I had your body.’ When I was growing up I didn’t love myself, or like what I saw in the mirror. Curves are celebrated in Caribbean culture, so I felt the odd one out. So my message is: be happy and love yourself.”

Take a look back at Jourdan’s greatest moments for British Vogue and preview her February cover story on Vogue.co.uk

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4 Comments
  1. This is LONG overdue. Should have happened a long time ago and many times inbetween. Progress is slow and some people in high places are full of crap.

  2. Agree with both comments. This should be the norm.

    ‘Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.’ – Coco Chanel

  3. A well deserved cover! I’m so happy for Jourdan! As for British Vogue, I hope we don’t have to wait for another 12 years to see another black model on the cover! The fact that non-British models (Freja, Daria & Kate Upton) have graced the cover before Jourdan Dunn annoys me and just highlights how hard it is to be a black model!

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