Black Women on the covers of magazines | April & May 2015 | LIya Kebede | Zoe Kravitz | Joan Smalls | Binx Walton | Nykhor Paul | Michelle Obama & More

Joan Smalls Covers Lucky Magazine; Plus Liya, Zoe, Binx & More

So, like, there’s a lot of black women on the covers of magazines this month. Well, a lot more than usual. Joan Smalls covers Lucky Magazine’s May 2015 issue plus Liya Kebede, Zoe Kravitz and more.

Joan Smalls Covers Lucky Magazine; Plus Liya, Zoe, Binx & More

Black women landing covers of magazines is an achievement that always warrants a celebration. Always. You know the drill. We get the spotlight in waves so when it comes, we have to ride it from the crest to the trough.
 
I’ve rounded up this month’s cover girls starting with our favorite Puerto Rican girl, Joan Smalls. Read on to see more brown beauties, plus learn which magazine hadn’t enlisted a model of color to grace their cover in five years.
 
Joan Smalls Covers Lucky Magazine May 2015: The Mode Official: A hangout place for fashion and diversity.
Joan Smalls on the cover of Lucky Magazine May 2015.
 
Liya Kebede Covers Vogue Paris May 2015: The Mode Official: A hangout place for fashion and diversity.
Liya Kebede covers Vogue Paris May 2015. It’s been five years since a black model has graced the front page.
 
Zoe Kravitz Covers Marie Claire May 2015: The Mode Official: A hangout place for fashion and diversity.
Zoe Kravitz covers Marie Claire May 2015 as one of their fresh faces.
 
Binx Walton Covers Vogue Spain May 2015: The Mode Official: A hangout place for fashion and diversity.
My girl Binx Walton lands the cover of Vogue Spain May 2015. Love.
 
Nykhor Paul Covers Elle South Africa May 2015: The Mode Official: A hangout place for fashion and diversity.
Nykhor Paul lights up the cover of Elle South Africa May 2015.
 
Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Obama & Kerry Washington Cover Glamour May 2015: The Mode Official: A hangout place for fashion and diversity.
Michelle Obama is front and center on the cover of Glamour’s ‘Power Women’ issue alongside Kerry Washington and Sarah Jessica Parker.
 
Aya Jones Covers Numéro May 2015: The Mode Official: A hangout place for fashion and diversity.
New top runway model Aya Jones lands her first cover with Numéro magazine’s May 2015 issue wearing a Louis Vuitton Spring 2015 dress.
 
Misty Copeland Covers Time Magazine April 29th, 2015: The Mode Official: A hangout place for fashion and diversity.
And last up, Misty Copeland covers Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the year. Love it.
 
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Photos: TFS, Models.com.
 
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