Vogue has launched the 20th international edition of the fashion magazine with Vogue Arabia; the magazine is the first to launch ‘digital first’ and is the first to market to an entire region. Vogue Arabia’s editor-in-chief Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz has picked supermodel Gigi Hadid to grace the front cover.
Vogue Arabia’s editor-in-chief Abdulaziz is a Saudi princess and fashion buyer who operates two boutiques in Saudi Arabia. Hadid has Palestinian ancestry, her father is Palestinian-American Muslim businessman Mohamed Hadid.
Speaking about Hadid’s cover shot, Abdulaziz said in Vogue Arabia,”In one poised photograph, she communicates a thousand words to a region that’s been waiting far too long for its Vogue voice to speak. The collage of countries across the Arab world are long-deserving of a place in fashion history 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.”
Check out the cover:
Hadid commented on the cover on her Instagram:
I think the beautiful thing about there being international Vogue’s is that, as a fashion community, we are able to celebrate, and share with the world, different cultures. Being half-Palestinian, it means the world to me to be on the first-ever cover(s) of @voguearabia, and I hope that this magazine will show another layer of the fashion industry’s desire to continue to accept, celebrate, and incorporate all people & customs and make everyone feel like they have fashion images and moments they can relate to… & learn and grow in doing so. ❤ Thank you @deenathe1st for your vision and for having me on this cover… by the incredible @inezandvinoodh – so much love.
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