BRAVA ANNA: Back-to-Back Black Women on the Cover of Vogue
Perhaps it’s the economy. Or call it the Andre effect. But a thaw appears to be in process over at icy-cold Conde Nast.
Not only did they put a fat girl — yes, she’s fat and she’s fab — on the cover of their new British fashion mag, Love, but they put a Black woman on the cover of American Vogue’s April issue, the poly-talented Beyonce.
Folks, she’s only the 18th Black woman to appear on a cover in the magazine’s 80 year history!
That stat stands in sharp contrast with the legacy of the now-defunct Men’s Vogue, which regularly had Black men such as Denzel Washington, Will Smith, President Obama (twice) and Tiger Woods on its covers.
Beyonce’s Vogue appearance is a welcome step towards progress indeed.
Transracial has not personally prowled through the archives at Conde Nast’s 4 Times Square HQ, but we are beyond sure that this is the first time EVER back-to-back Black women have appeared on Vogue covers.
Keep it up!
Anna — yes you can!