Jourdan Dunn made headlines when her cover of Vogue UK February issue was revealed, making it the first time the magazine puts a solo black model on its cover in twelve years. Vogue released some parts of the interview where the super model opens up about being a working mom and black model in the fashion industry. Talking about her five-year-old son, Riley, she says, “I love that one day I am doing this and then I go home to my reality: getting Riley ready for school, doing his reading with him, taking him to the park…For some in this industry their life is their work. The other girls didn’t understand in the beginning why I didn’t want to go out all the time.”
Jourdan also commented on the difficulty of being a model of color. “It’s hard being a model regardless, and then being a black model. I have heard, ‘Oh, we haven’t shown any black models this season.’ So blasé… It’s messed up,” she states.
Publication: Vogue UK February 2015 Model: Jourdan Dunn Photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Images: Vogue UK