Model of the Moment, Gigi Hadid, graces the first cover of Vogue Arabia!
Fashion icon Vogue Magazine launches this month in Arabia and perhaps it is apt that the first model to grace the cover is supermodel, Gigi Hadid!
The blonde beauty said, “Being half-Palestinian, it means the world to me to be on the first-ever cover(s) of Vogue Arabia.” There are two different covers for this issue: one in English and one is Arabic. Each issue has a different image featuring Gigi in a gorgeous sequined headscarf! So glamorous!
She went on to say, “I think the beautiful thing about there being international Vogues is that, as a fashion community, we are able to celebrate, and share with the world, different cultures.”
The new editor-in-chief of Vogue Arabia is Saudi princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz said, “In one poised photograph, [Hadid] communicates a thousand words to a region that’s been waiting far too long for its Vogue voice to speak.”
Reaction to Gigi’s covers has been mainly positive. But some wished Vogue Arabia used an Arabian model with one commenter saying, “Such a gorgeous image, though I wish they’d have used an Arabian model – those girls are so beautiful.” And another commenter said, “Been waiting for this for so long maybe you’ll give a chance to Arab models like what Harper’s Bazaar did.”
Hadid is not 100% Middle Eastern heritage as her mother is of Dutch/American extraction and her father is Palestinian/American.
But Alexandra Shulman, editor for British Vogue, said, “And there’s no better first ‘face’ to lead the charge for Vogue Arabia than Gigi, a model who defines tomorrow’s entrepreneurial and dynamic generation.”
Vogue Arabia will be distributed throughout the Middle East including Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and the United Arab Emirates. In addition, you can view Vogue Arabia on a bilingual website!
Congratulations to Gigi Hadid for her two glamorous covers of Vogue Arabia!
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