Joan Smalls has landed the cover for Vogue’s September issue, the fashion world’s most highly anticipated magazine!
The model is sharing the honor with about eight other models, but she’s prominently featured on the main cover alongside Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss.
“The fashion bible has arrived! We’re delighted to be a part of the September issue of @voguemagazine. #septemberissue #vogue #northparkcenter”
According to Fashionista.com, six other models will be seen in the fold out, including two other models of color. With Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Imaan Hammam, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Axente and Andreea Diaconu on the cover, it seems that Vogue is definitely going for a more diverse look while returning to tradition by featuring models instead of other celebrities.
Last year, Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence posed for the front of Vogue’s September issue, and Lady Gaga was the cover girl for 2012.
The September 2014 issue is not Joan’s fist time gracing the cover of Vogue! Aside from her Vogue Italia cover in March 2012, she’s been on Vogue covers about five more times. Less than a year later she was featured on Vogue Brasil’s January 2013 issue.
It’s not the Lupita Nyong’o cover many had dreamed of, but Joan still slays. We’ll take it, Vogue!
WARDROBE WARS: Joan Smalls vs Chanel Iman
1. Joan Smalls
Joan went edgy in a black leather tee.
2. Chanel Iman
Chanel tailored it up in a tux-inspired jacket. Sleek!
4. Joan Smalls
Joan was sexy and casual in leather leggings.
5. Chanel Iman
A tee and skinny jeans were on the agenda for Chanel.
6. Joan Smalls
Joan rocked a chic LWD (little white dress).
7. Chanel Iman
Chanel went glam in her gold embellished white gown.
8. Joan Smalls
Joan was drop dead gorgeous wearing Tom Ford on the arm of the designer.
9. Chanel Iman
Chanel donned a sheer Tom Ford confection, while holding Mr. Ford tight.
10. Joan Smalls
Joan could do no wrong in this lace grey mini dress and suede thigh high boot combo.
11. Chanel Iman
Chanel slithered in sultry grey.
12. Joan Smalls
Joan went angelic for day.
13. Chanel Iman
Chanel rocked on-trend white for night.
14. Joan Smalls
Joan worked a plunging neckline on the red carpet.
15. Chanel Iman
Chanel chose a peekaboo sea moss gown on the black carpet.
16. Joan Smalls
Joan was a leg up over the competition with this high slit.
17. Chanel Iman
Chanel added asymmetrical accents to her leggy gown.
18. Joan Smalls
It was all legs for Joan during an evening out.
19. Chanel Iman
Chanel went demure on the red carpet.