Jourdan Dunn Is British Vogue's First Solo Black Cover Model in 12 Years: See the Stunning Shot!

British beauty is also the star of the new Burberry campaign

By Alyssa Toomey Jan 02, 2015 11:51 PMTags
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From the Victoria's Secret catwalk to the pages of British Vogue magazine! 

Jourdan Dunn is featured on the February cover of the fashion bible, appearing effortlessly gorgeous in a pretty yellow dress from Prada's spring collection—an image which she so kindly shared on her Instagram page. 

"I'm so Happy to finally say I'M ON THE COVER OF BRITISH VOGUE!!!" the 24-year-old British beauty enthusiastically captioned the pic. "Thank you @britishvogue,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." 

While scoring the cover is undoubtedly a milestone for the supermodel's career, Dunn is also seemingly breaking down beauty barriers, as the leggy stunner is the first solo black model to cover the U.K. publication in 12 years. 

PHOTOS: Jourdan Dunn and Naomi Campbell cuddle up in Burberry's spring campaign

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She has previously appeared on the cover of Miss Vogue U.K. and in 2008, she covered British Vogue with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Eden Clark, however, not a single black woman has covered the magazine solo since Naomi Campbell in 2002. 

Dunn's model counterparts, including Cara Delevingne, Georgia May Jagger and Kate Upton have all been featured on the mag in 2014 (Cara even appeared twice), and, as the publication illustrated in a recent Instagram post, there's been a serious lack of diversity on the mag's covers over the last year (yes, every single model is white). 

Happy New Year! As we begin 2015, look back at 2014's Vogue covers

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The young stunner is no stranger to racism in the fashion industry and has previously spoken out about discrimination, even tweeting her relief after the decision to cut her from the Dior show was not due to race. 

While British Vogue clearly has some room for improvement when it comes to ethnicity, The Cut reports that the U.S. version of the mag actually saw an increase in diversity with covers featuring celebs such as Lupita Nyong'o, Kanye West (alongside wife Kim Kardashian) and Joan Smalls, who appeared with Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss

The 12 Vogue covers of 2014. Happy New Year's Eve! #yearinreview

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Meanwhile, Dunn and Campbell have teamed up for Burberry's 2015 spring-summer campaign—a gig which Dunn deemed "even more special" in an interview with as it was her first time working with Naomi. 

What do you think of British Vogue's latest cover? Tell us in the comments! 

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