British “Vogue” is causing a stir with this campaign: The fashion magazine dedicates its May issue to people who do not meet the typical model criteria. Activists, models and creative people with disabilities can be seen on five different covers. The magazine wants to make a contribution to inclusion in the fashion business. Also present are the short SinĂ©ad Burke and actress Selma Blair (50), who poses with a cane. She also adorns the May issue of German “Vogue”.

The Irish activist is committed to making the fashion industry more inclusive. “What we created on set felt so important,” she says. “But we knew it was a start, not a destination,” says the short woman, who rarely misses a fashion show and fights for more diverse people to be considered in the fashion industry. On her cover she wears a dress and belt Alexander McQueen and shoes Ferragamo.

This is the second time that the model with Down syndrome has graced the cover of Vogue. The Brit has been modeling since she was 15 and says: “My disability has taught me to be myself – and not be afraid to make things louder in the world.” She’s dressed in Gucci on the cover.

The American is deaf and attracted worldwide attention when she translated Rihanna’s (35) Super Bowl halftime show into US sign language in February. With her performance she wanted to prove that the deaf are just like everyone else. “I think I succeeded.” The sign language interpreter wears a Bottega Veneta dress and Louboutin shoes on her cover.

In 2018, she became the first black, transgender and physically challenged model ever to be represented by a major modeling agency. Since then she has been booked for many fashion shows. The Antigua-born woman is seen on the cover in a Del Core dress and in her wheelchair. She still has a lot planned: “I want to be on billboards in Paris, London, Milan and Tokyo. I want to do the whole four-city circuit, no matter how difficult it is. I want to have my own agency where I promote talent and give them a loving space and home so they can be who they want to be. I want them to be seen. I want to be seen. I want my flowers.”

It is the second “Vogue” cover for the actress. She was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis years ago. Since then, she has repeatedly reported openly about her path. In “Vogue” she also speaks relentlessly about her illness and deliberately allowed herself to be photographed with her walking stick. “I believe that representation is important.”

The German “Vogue” also dedicated its May issue to people with disabilities. The magazine, also featuring Selma Blair on the cover (in Ferragamo), will be out on May 2nd. The British magazines will be available in stores from April 25th.

Edward Enninful, editor-in-chief of British Vogue, writes in the editorial: “The publication of this issue was a necessary and overdue training for all – and taught us many lessons that we will carry with us into the future.” The motto of the issue is “Reframing Fashion”, i.e. giving fashion a new framework.