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Gigi Hadid is Making History With This Magazine Cover

Landing a magazine cover isn’t exactly a major milestone for Gigi Hadid anymore.

In fact, it seems like you see her on the front of a popular magazine or in a major ad campaign every day. But one of Hadid’s recent cover shoots stood out from the rest: the social media savvy supermodel recently snagged the cover of the inaugural issue of Vogue Arabia, donning a stunning beaded headdress. Being the one chosen to appear on the first issue EVER that a magazine releases? That’s a big deal!

Hadid spoke about what the shoot meant to her in an Instagram post, writing “I think the beautiful thing about there being international Vogue's is that, as a fashion community, we are able to celebrate, and share with the world, different cultures. Being half-Palestinian, it means the world to me to be on the first-ever cover(s) of @voguearabia, and 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.”00

I think the beautiful thing about there being international Vogue's is that, as a fashion community, we are able to celebrate, and share with the world, different cultures. Being half-Palestinian, it means the world to me to be on the first-ever cover(s) of @voguearabia, and 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. ❤ Thank you @deenathe1st for your vision and for having me on this cover... by the incredible @inezandvinoodh - so much love.

1m Likes, 8,602 Comments - Gigi Hadid (@gigihadid) on Instagram: "I think the beautiful thing about there being international Vogue's is that, as a fashion..."

Congrats, Gigi!

 

Lauren Levine is a freelance writer who has contributed to publications and websites including The Huffington Post, Hello Giggles, Bustle, Thought Catalog, The Charlotte Observer, U.S. News & World Report, and others. She’s also the co-host of The Margarita Confessionals podcast. Say hi on Twitter, @lifewithlauren1.