The French version of Vogue cover magazine had their first with a transgender model. The beautiful Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio. The cover’s headline is: “Transgender beauty: How they’re shaking up the world.”
Here is what they wrote about it in an Instagram post about the cover:
“This month we are proud to celebrate transgender beauty and how models like Valentina Sampaio, who is posing for her first ever Vogue cover, are changing the face of fashion and deconstructing prejudice.”
French Vogue editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt wrote:
“When she arrived in the studio wearing jeans and a simple T-shirt, Valentina Sampaio, this issue’s cover girl, had beauty striking enough to stun on the cover of Vogue. She is the absolute equal of Gisele, Daria, Edie or Anna. Apart from one small detail: Valentina, the femme fatale, was born a boy. It’s a detail one would prefer not to have to mention…But Valentina is on the cover of Vogue this month, not just for her looks or her sparkling personality, but because despite herself she embodies an age-old, arduous struggle to be recognized and not to be perceived as something Other, a gender exile.”
She also did a cover of Elle magazine in her native Brazil.
Featured image via FashionGoneRogue.com.