Vogue Paris features trans cover model

Feb 16, 2017, 07:48 IST | Agencies

Vogue Paris is to become the first French magazine to feature a transgender model on its cover, according the honour to Valentina Sampaio of Brazil for its March edition

Valentina Sampaio in Vogue Paris’s March edition cover
Valentina Sampaio in Vogue Paris’s March edition cover

Paris: Vogue Paris is to become the first French magazine to feature a transgender model on its cover, according the honour to Valentina Sampaio of Brazil for its March edition. Calling Sampaio the "glam standard-bearer of a cause that is on the march", the French edition of Vogue describes the 22-year-old as a "femme fatale"

"Beyond her evident physical qualities and her sparkling personality, (Sampaio) embodies... a long and painful fight against being perceived as a ‘gender exile’," wrote the magazine’s editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt.

A sultry Sampaio, bathed in dark purple and blue light, appears over the words "Transgender Beauty", with a subtitle reading "How they are shaking up the world," on the cover to appear on February 23.

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