Joan Smalls is well on her way to becoming the world’s next Supermodel. Besides being a Victoria’s Secret Angel, one of two featured models in Chanel’s Spring 2012 campaign and the face of Estee Lauder, Joan Smalls has stormed the catwalk at some of the most important shows of Fashion Month including Dolce & Gabbana. And she isn’t stopping there! Joan made history as the first African-American woman to grace the cover of Vogue Italia in four years, which is a significantly long amount of time without a model of color following the magazine’s highly-successful all-black issue. Interesting.

What do you think of Joan’s landmark cover?

-Kamille Cooper


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  • Ronke Olabesi

    As much as I applaud Joan, I am dissapointed in the Haute Mess shoot.
    A tumblr posted the images of the models with black women with the exact same extravagant weaves and nails.
    Of course they were horrible comments spewed at the black women, how trashy they look
    but it’s ok to do deem the fashion models this as quirky?!
    The fashion industry pisses me off sometimes
    I hope Joan Smalls, Chanel Iman, Jourdann Dunn, Leomie Anderson continue to break boundaries.

  • Rish b

    Dios mio …..even if she black ..asian descent…white….creole….bottom line ….thelady is puerto rican…..so wepaaa and congrats….we come in all shades and colors….but still coqui coqu coqui…… love u joan !!!!!