Vogue Arabia is the twenty-second global issue of the magazine, and Hadid has already ticked off covers for more than half of them.
Supermodel Gigi Hadid will be featured on the first ever cover of Vogue’s brand new Middle East edition later this month, it has been revealed. The stunner makes history in an elaborate jewelled headscarf, styled by designer Brandon Maxwell.
Sharing her thoughts on the issue, Hadid said that she found it lovely for the magazine, as worldwide as it is, to celebrate and share fashion with different cultures in the world. It’ll be hard for a while, ‘ she shared with the magazine, ‘ she told Teen Vogue. & learn and grow in doing so.
This is, of course, not the first time Gigi has spoken of her Palestinian roots openly.
“She said: “[During fashion week, I’m] exhausted but at the end of every day, I look back and I’m proud of what I’ve done”.
Now, the publication is facing a whole new slew of backlash with the unveiling of its first-ever cover for Vogue Arabia. Some felt that putting her on the cover was cultural appropriation.
Inez and Vinoodh took to Instagram to share another image from the shoot, and captioned it: “Wow this face!”
The debut print issue of Vogue Arabia will be available across the Middle East and North African region, as well as worldwide locations including London, Paris, and Milan.
Two different editions of the magazine’s first issue have been produced – one in English and one in Arabic.
“With Vogue Arabia, we’re making a bold bet on the future of marquee, high-gloss content in the region – across both print and digital”, said Shashi Menon, Vogue Arabia’s CEO and publisher.