Color on the Cover: Chanel Iman Appears on Time Magazine’s Style & Design Issue

Blindie’s assuming that this Italian Vogue thing is really catching on, as model Chanel Iman is featured on Time Magazine‘s Style & Design Issue.

In the issue, the magazine explores the recent trend of using black models, but argues that the industry “has often cycled through ethnicities,” noting its use of black models in the 70s, Brazilians in the 90s, and Russians & East Europeans most recently.

“White faces, however, have always been in vogue—not surprising, given that most of the decision makers in the industry are white,” the magazine observes.

Here’s to Chanel Iman’s small, yet necessary victories!

FASHION WEEK: Blindie Tracks Down Jourdan Dunn’s Latest Runway Looks

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