Meet British ‘Vogue’s’ 1st solo Black cover model in 12 years

Jourdan Dunn reveals she is “so happy” after becoming the first Black supermodel to land a solo cover of Vogue in 12 years.

Late this week, the 24-year-old catwalker shared the cover image of the coveted fashion magazine via Instagram to her 954,000 followers.


“I’m so Happy to finally say I’M ON THE COVER OF BRITISH VOGUE!!!” she wrote. “Thank you Patrick Demarchelier and Kate Phelan for making this happen and also thank you all for the Love and Support it means everything to me #2015YearOfTheDunn.”

The cover, which features a simple shot of Dunn basking in the sunshine, donned in a short summer dress is for the February 2015 issue.


Although this is Dunn’s first solo Vogue cover, the Londoner previously fronted the magazine in 2008 alongside Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Eden Clark.

Dunn’s stunning cover also marks a change for the fashion bible as it is the first time they’ve featured a solo black model on the cover since Naomi Campbell graced the pages in 2002.


Dunn began her career at an early age after being spotted in a Hammersmith Primark in 2006. She was later signed to Storm Model Management.

Since her discovery, Dunn has worked for designers such as Calvin Klein, Balmain and Topshop. Last year, Forbes dubbed her the 10th highest paid model, making an estimated $4m in 2014, beating favorite Cara Delevigne, who earned $3.5 million.

Congrats to Dunn on this historical moment.

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