On Saturday, touring with girlie, I looked everywhere for the issue. Everyone had the same response, “we haven’t received the reprints.” I lucked up when I walked into Universal News (for non-nyc’ers, it’s a venerable hub known for stocking most magazines). I doled out $15 bucks for the Jourdan Dunn cover. Post-purchase, several individuals cornered me asking me where I landed the issue. Without hesitations, I directed them to Universal News on
The legendary fashion photog Steven Meisel deserves credit and recognition for pitching this revolutionary issue concept to Conde Nast poobah’s and Italian Vogue uppers. I sat down and really dove in and realized Steven Meisel is a frigging genius—a simple genius! Spread after spread, floored me with delight and amazement people. My favorite models and spreads, interestingly, received the most pages. Naomi Campbell (spread title: There’s only one NAOMI) received a whopping 16 pages and Sessilee Lopez (spread title: How to Dazzle)—get this—28 pages! I’m not surprised she ranked out Naomi; this girl makes men feet shake…lol. Other models loaded in the issue were Iman, Veronica Webb, Liya Kebede, Toccara Jones, Chanel Iman, Pat Cleveland, and Tyra Banks, just to name a few.
In all, it’s great to know the overdue issue which advocates fought tirelessly for, finally crystallized into genuine beauty.
SHOTS FROM ITALIAN VOGUE BLACK ISSUE.