Do you remember the first ever black model to cover Vogue in August 1974? She paved the way for blacks on Vogue covers ...
Beverly Johnson made the first ever black model to cover Vogue in August 1974.
Johnson was a model signed to Ford who later went on to Wilhelmina Models at the time.
She broke boundaries as the first black person on a Vogue cover and ever since her solo cover with the iconic magazine, black models have covered the fashion magazine.
In 2014, Vogue featured four different black people as models; Kanye West, Lupita Nyong'O, Joan Smalls and Rihanna all made stunning covers for the magazine.
The 1974 Vogue cover sealed Beverly Johnson's reputation as a fashion icon who did great as a model as well.