Vogue’s March cover celebrates the changing landscape of modeling. Though Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah, and Vittoria Ceretti wear matching black turtlenecks and printed hot pants, they reflect a range of women who can rejoice in seeing their likeness on the cover of the high-fashion magazine.
The story states that this cover is Vogue’s answer to “What would happen if society threw the rule book away? What is beauty when no standard measure applies?”
Jenner said this cover is “very meaningful” in the context of the times. “With all that’s going on in the world, this cover makes such an important statement,” the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star said. “It’s like, hey, we’ve got our differences, but those differences are beautiful. Everyone is beautiful.”
“Together they represent a seismic social shift,” the article continues. “The new beauty norm is no norm. And fashion, the industry that—yes—has historically done much to enforce beauty codes, is joining the movement. ¡Viva la revolución! All are welcome. Anything goes.”
Designers Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and Shayne Oliver spoke to the benefit of the industry’s evolving aesthetic in the piece, and some members of Twittersphere appeared happy with the cover.
Others resented the range of skin tones, reprimanding the magazine for using the ubiquitous Hadid and Jenner, and noticed Graham was the only one with her arm on her thigh.
Though this is a sign of progress, fashion has had a long standing diversity issue as evident by a study released by fashion industry mag, the FashionSpot. Perhaps we’ll see more signs of inclusivity on the runway this week.
Source by usatoday….