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New British Vogue Magazine Cover Is Lauded for Embracing Diversity

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British Vogue made history with their latest cover representing exquisite models of diverse backgrounds and is eliciting much praise on social media.

Thanks to the new editor-in-chief, the magazine is headed towards a bright, trail-blazing future.

The nine models featured on the cover of May's issue include Adut Akech, Radhika Nair, Yoon Young Bae, Faretta, Fran Summers, Vittoria Ceretti, Paloma Elsesser, and Selena Forrest, who were collectively referred to as fashion's "New Frontiers."

The publication also made a history-setting precedent with a hijab-wearing model, 20-year-old Halima Aden, on the front cover of British Vogue for the first time in 102 years.

Edward Enninful took over the magazine as editor-in-chief and set a milestone himself as the first man in the position since becoming the magazine's fashion director at 18.

According to The Independent, the Ghanaian-born editor is committed to representing diversity and noted the significance of the nine featured models on the cover.

It is a moment for Vogue to do what it has always done best: to offer a bold vision of what the future can - and should - look like.
Even five years ago - and certainly 10 or 20 years ago - if you were shooting a group cover like this, the girls would not have looked like these young women do.

In the editor's letter, Enninful said that the fashion industry validating his vision for celebrating all kinds of diversity was a "great positive."

But one of the great positives of the past few months is the fashion industry finally embracing a concept that has defined my entire working life: diversity. 'When I say diversity, I want to be clear that it is never just about black and white for me.'

It's not just about being black or white. Diversity encompasses other social backgrounds.

It's about diversity across the board - whether that's race, size, socio-economic background, religion, sexuality. That's what I want to celebrate with this cover.

People on social media embraced the new cover. The magazine's Instagram post already garnered over 28 thousand likes since Friday.

Enninful said in the Instagram post that he's hopeful for the future of fashion.

As a new mood begins to take hold โ€“ one that will only enrich and enliven creativity in fashion โ€“ I also believe that the time has come for us to look forward.It is a moment for Vogue to do what it has always done best: to offer a bold vision of what the future can โ€“ and should โ€“ look like.

The British magazine cover is making waves in America.

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