This Month in Fashion History: Vogue Italia’s January 2013 Cover

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China Machado by Richard Avedon, 1958

China Machado by Richard Avedon, 1958

Chinese model Fei Fei Sun made fashion history when she became the first Asian model to grace the cover of Vogue Italia in January 2013. Vogue Italia had previously featured Asian models within its pages but never on its cover, a shocking–and embarrassing–truth for a magazine that has been in existence since 1964. Model China Machado made history when she became the first Asian model featured in a major American fashion magazine with her appearance in Harper’s Bazaar’s February 1959 issue, but has fashion really not come that far in the last fifty plus years? Racial diversity in fashion has been a hotbed issue for years and Vogue Italia’s cover screams the question: WHY??? Fei Fei Sun is an incredible beauty, the spread an exquisite montage of fashion and art. See for yourself. Fei-Fei-Sun-in-Vogue-Italia-January-2013-Editorial-1Fei-Fei-Sun-in-Vogue-Italia-January-2013-Editorial-6 Fei-Fei-Sun-in-Vogue-Italia-January-2013-Editorial-3 Fei-Fei-Sun-in-Vogue-Italia-January-2013-Editorial-7 Fei-Fei-Sun-in-Vogue-Italia-January-2013-Editorial-2 Fei-Fei-Sun-in-Vogue-Italia-January-2013-Editorial-4

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