‘Vogue’ magazine editor in chief Anna Wintour has acknowledged that there was once a time where “men in suits” were opposed to placing a black woman on the cover of the magazine.
Now, after the publication came under fire for likening LeBron James to King Kong when he became the first black man to rock the mag’s cover, Wintour has praised Beyonce and Naomi Campbell for breaking barriers that once stopped women of colour from rising to the top in fashion.
Her words below…
In an interview with ‘Who What Wear‘ Wintour shared:
I think that Beyoncé is every woman. She’s super-woman, she’s an extraordinary business woman, she’s a force of fashion. She totally understands the way to communicate to millions of fans. I was thinking this morning on my way in here, for my very first September issue, I put Naomi Campbell on the cover. She was wearing this orange Ann Klein sequin suit that would probably look incredibly ’80s today; we have this meeting every month where we present the issue to the corporate floor, and I remember all the men in suits being absolutely stunned by the fact that I would put a black woman on the September cover of Vogue. Looking at this issue [with Beyoncé] made me very proud of how far we’ve come and how much things have changed.”
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