Alicia Burke has been selected to feature on the cover of the November 2016 issue of Italian Vogue. She will be the first Jamaican or Caribbean model to appear on the Italian edition of the magazine. Vogue magazine is the top editorial opportunity for models around the world. Two other Jamaicans have made Vogue covers in the past. Lois Samuels was on German Vogue some 20 years ago, while Jeneil Williams was on the cover of the Turkish edition in 2013. The cover photo was shot by Steen Meisel and shows Burke as one in a couple with male model Hussein Abdulrahman.
Vogue Italia is the Italian edition of Vogue magazine. Owned by Condé Nast International, it is the least commercial of all editions of Vogue magazine and has been called the top fashion magazine in the world.
Its imagery is frequently shocking and provocative; according to the art director of British Vogue, its photographs “go beyond straight fashion to be about art and ideas”