Style.com released their annual fashion list, “2008: The Year in Style,” where they counted down the 20 reasons to celebrate fashion.

At No. 1 was our incoming First Lady Michelle Obama “because symbols mean something,” especially in risk-taking attire.

“We chose to see Mrs. O’s fashion risk-taking as a small but potent sign that the next four (eight?) years won’t be politics—or pantsuits—as usual,” the site writes. “And if nothing else, Obama—who sparked a run on yellow J.Crew pencil skirts and cardigans after an appearance on The Tonight Show—could be a one-woman bailout package for one of the nation’s key consumer sectors.”

At No. 5 is “runways and magazines finally got (a little) more diverse,” with the rising of newly minted It girls Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman, and their appearances in Vogue Italia‘s “A Black Issue” in July.

PHOTO CREDIT: Style.com

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UK model Katie Green, who was once told to lose weight for more modeling work, is speaking out on Jourdan Dunn‘s recent win as Model of the Year from the British Fashion Council.

“I think it is disgusting that Jourdan won,” Green told The Sun. “Jourdan is seriously underweight. I was looking at pictures of her and she looks like a bag of bones. Her legs are like two twigs. I was horrified.”

Revealing that she is happy and healthy at a size 12 at 5ft 10in, Green, who models lingerie for Ultimo, adds, “I want to march Jourdan down to her local restaurant and shovel some food down her throat.”

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Ga Ga-licious model Jourdan Dunn was crowned Model Of The Year at the British Fashion Awards last night.

“Oh my God. I’m crying!” Dunn, who wore a cream mini by Stella McCartney, said during her acceptance speech which the Daily Mail said was “a high point of a rather lacklustre night.”

“I don’t want to cry,” the 19-year-old British beauty said. “This is really the icing on the cake for me; I want to thank my agency, Storm, for being a second family to me, and … oh my God, I’m really sounding like such a dumb model, and that really isn’t like me. Anyway, thank you so much.”

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The British Fashion Council announced the shortlist of nominees for the British Fashion Awards, and Blindie’s girl, model Jourdan Dunn, is killing it!

Competing against last year’s winner Agyness Deyn, the Brit beauty is up for Model of the Year, while
makeup artist Pat McGrath is nominated for the Isabella Blow award for Fashion Creator.

This year’s British Fashion Awards will be held on November 25th. Here’s the list of shortlisted nominees:

MODEL
Agyness Deyn, Jourdan Dunn, Lily Donaldson

DESIGNER BRAND
Jimmy Choo, Agent Provocateur, Paul Smith

ISABELLA BLOW AWARD FOR FASHION CREATOR
Pat McGrath, Terry Jones, Tim Walker

RED CARPET DESIGNER
Matthew Williamson, Giles Deacon, Stella McCartney

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After gracing the cover of Vogue Italia‘s “Black Issue” in July, model Jourdan Dunn breaks barriers of her own to become the first black model to land the cover of the UK edition of Vogue since Naomi Campbell covered it in 2002.

Although she shares the November cover with Eden Clark and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Blindie’s still ecstatic over Jourdan’s major accomplishments.

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British supermodel-in-training Jourdan Dunn gives the Times Online a great window into her psyche–not only does she wish that the use of black models go beyond “this season,” but her body had a little more jelly!

“I’m not comfortable with my weight,” she says. “I would like to be more womanly, like Beyoncé. In the black community, it’s all about having a big bum. Not everyone wants to be skinny.”

The 18-year-old beauty also reveals her childhood dreams: “When I was younger, I wanted to be famous. My life was a role in my own soap opera and the mirror was my camera. But nobody criticised me in Jourdan’s world. That’s not reality.”

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London native Jourdan Dunn (who appears on the latest cover of i-D Magazine) has many modeling accomplishments under her slim belt, including appearing on one of four Italian Vogue covers, being the first black model to walk the Prada runway in ten years, and closing the spring Rodarte show in New York on Tuesday.

Of her signature runway walk that rivals her mentor Naomi Campbell’s, the 19-year-old fashion star told Teen Vogue, “I practice a lot. My mum got me these hooker shoes and I walk around the house in them all day. I can walk in anything after those!”

Here’s a timeline of Jourdan’s latest looks fresh off the most prestigious runways:

Sat, Sept. 6 @ 5 p.m. | Alexander Wang

Sun, Sept. 7 @ 11 a.m. | DKNY

Sun, Sept. 7 @ 12 p.m. | C. Tagliapietra

Mon, Sept. 8 @ 11 a.m. | Peter Som

Mon, Sept. 8 @ 9 p.m. | Marc Jacobs

Mon, Sept. 8 @ 10 a.m. | C. Herrera

Tue, Sept. 9 @ 12 p.m. | Rodarte

Wed, Sept. 10 @ 1 p.m. | de la Renta

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