Supermodel Gigi Hadid features on the first ever cover of the new Vogue Arabia.
The 21-year-old model, who is half Palestinian and half Dutch, shared the cover on Instagram where she said that the appearance “means the world” to her.
“I think the beautiful thing about there being international Vogues is that, as a fashion community, we are able to celebrate, and share with the world, different cultures,” she wrote.
“I hope that this magazine will show another layer of the fashion industry’s desire to continue to accept, celebrate, and incorporate all people & customs and make everyone feel like they have fashion images and moments they can relate to… & learn and grow in doing so.”
We present the first cover of Vogue Arabia photographed by @InezandVinoodh featuring Model of the Year @GigiHadid. Find out more via the link in our bio. #VogueArabiaIsMe نقدم لكم غلاف أول عدد مطبوع من مجلة ڤوغ العربية بعدسة إينيس وفينود، والذي يصوِّر عارضة أزياء العام جيجي حديد. الرابط في البايو. #ڤوغ_العربية_هي_أنا
Appearing in a beautiful bejewelled veil, the model was chosen by Vogue Arabia editor-in-chief and Saudi princess Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, who says on the publication’s new website that Hadid “defines tomorrow’s entrepreneurial and dynamic generation.”
Vogue’s 22nd international edition, Vogue Arabia launched online this autumn but yesterday marked the debut of its first-ever print issue.
It will be distributed in several Middle East countries, including Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and the United Arab Emirates
Wow this face!! Proud and excited to be the one to shoot the first cover and inside beauty image of #VogueArabia featuring the ultimate beauty @gigihadid styled by @brandonmaxwell hair by @ward_hair make up by #yadim nails by @ginaviv kisses iv ❤️❤️❤️ thank you @voguearabia @deenathe1st نقدم لكم غلاف أول عدد مطبوع من مجلة ڤوغ العربية بعدسة إينيس وفينود، والذي يصوِّر عارضة أزياء العام جيجي حديد. الرابط في البايو. #ڤوغ_العربية_هي_أنا