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Upending the status quo: Meet Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, the first black woman to style a Vogue cover

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Upending the status quo: Meet Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, the first black woman to style a Vogue cover


Compiled by Nthabi Nhlapo via https://www.news24.com/

The fashion industry is far from diverse, and every time a woman like New York-based stylist and editor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson steps into spaces that are previously not reserved for people of colour, the needle of equality moves closer to where it ought to be. 

Hence, the fashion universe celebrated when she became the first black woman to style a cover of Vogue with the January 2021 Paloma Elsesser cover. Other Vogue covers followed back to back including, US Vice President Kamala Harris,Gigi Hadid for the model’s first solo coverSelena Gomez and Amanda Gorman.

“Oh, how widely my Sierra Leonean grandfather, my grandmother, and all of my ancestors must be smiling. How chuffed they would be to see a symbol of our heritage celebrated in this…

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