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The Top 5 Most Controversial Vogue Covers Ever Published

#2: Vogue Italia July 2008 Featuring Naomi Campbell, Sessilee Lopez, Liya Kebede and Jourdan Dunn By Steven Meisel

Controversial Vogue Covers Article

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In July 2008, Vogue Italia released “A Black Issue” in which the magazine selected a handful of black models to appear on its pages, shot by legendary lensman Steven Meisel. The magazine caused widespread discussion regarding the controversial¬†topic of diversity, which was long overdue in the world of fashion magazines. The Italian fashion bible selected Naomi Campbell, Sessilee Lopez, Liya Kebede and Jourdan Dunn to front each of its four covers. The issue became the magazine’s best-selling, most desirable issue to own and even had to be reprinted due to high demand. It definitely got people talking on our forums, with the thread currently registering 1,296 replies and¬†196,858 views.