The March covers of glossies are second in importance only to the September issues, which makes them a coveted spot for models and actresses alike. For March 2017, Vogue gave that honor to a number of its favorite models — and a diverse group at that.
The magazine unveiled its March cover on Wednesday, and it's one of the best we've seen in a while. Modern supermodels Liu Wen, Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, Imaan Hammam, Adwoa Aboah and newcomer Vittoria Ceretti look beautiful and relaxed on the beach in a group shot by Inez and Vinhoodh. Styled by Tonne Goodman, each girl wears a black turtleneck paired with printed hot pants, their hair slicked back with bold brows and natural makeup — a look that recalls the iconic images photographer Peter Lindbergh took of the supers in the '90s.
This marks the first American Vogue cover for Aboah, Hammam, Graham, Wen and Ceretti, and the story by Maya Singer highlights inclusivity, diversity and the democratization of fashion. "With all that's going on in the world, this cover makes such an important statement," Jenner muses. "It's like, hey, we've got our differences, but those differences are beautiful. Everyone is beautiful." Graham continues: "Sixty-seven percent of the women in America wear a size 14 or larger... Maybe you could ignore those consumers before, but now, thanks to social media, they're making their voices heard. Women are demanding that brands give them what they want. And what they want is to be visible."
You can read the full feature now over at Vogue.com.