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Liya Kebede Becomes First Woman of Color to Grace Vogue Paris in Five Years (Forum Buzz)

As magazines continue to set out and impress us with their unpredictable cover stars, Vogue Paris is the latest to blow our minds. French Vogue‘s editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt took to her Instagram page earlier today to unveil the May 2015 cover which features Liya Kebede — the first woman of color to grace the magazine since Rose Cordero back in 2010. We’ve become huge fans of the cover for obvious reasons, which shows the L’Oréal Paris ambassador sporting a head full of tight curls while modeling an eye-catching jumpsuit from Christian Dior‘s Haute Couture collection.

Vogue Paris May 2015 Liya Kebede Inez & Vinoodh


Forum members raced to the thread to see what Vogue Paris had in store for us. “I LOVE IT! First black model in Vogue Paris since 2010! Thank God! I love the colors, the pose is very original and there’s such a vibrant cool feeling about this shot! Great job!” raved migelalmedia.

“I love it! Liya looks great as always and there is kind of positive energy in it. I am also happy to see I&V doing the cover again!” dcmaike added.

Lemeray was quick to sing the magazine’s praises. “I love it! Great to see Liya on the cover. I swear the people who constantly bash Vogue Paris covers probably couldn’t even pull a decent cover themselves,” she commented.

Also in the mood for it was TREVOFASHIONISTO: “I love this! The colors and the styling feel very Soul Train so I have a bit of nostalgia looking at this.”

Sharing the same attitude was MON who posted, “Such a beautiful cover! I love the subtle energy, the vibrancy, the prints and the colors! I love it. I also like the blur effect that makes it seem like she’s moving! Liya looks gorgeous and I’m so happy for her and for VP to have a woman of color in VP since 2010! It’s also giving me that 90s vibe.”

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