The Mexican edition of Vogue is celebrating its 20-year anniversary with a covers featuring a Rarámuri runner and a Zapotec chef.
The Mexican edition of Vogue magazine is turning 20 years today and to celebrate it properly, they have just rolled out six covers that feature leading Mexican women. The covers, all of which are set to be published, will have women like actress Irene Azuela, ballerina Elisa Carrillo, and architect Frida Escobedo, women who aren't necessarily prominently featured on fashion magazines like Vogue, which is in itself a sign that times, they are a-changing. But what makes this edition historic is that it's going to feature long-distance runner María Lorena Ramírez, from the Rarámuri indigenous community, and a digital cover that features Zapotec chef Abigail Mendoza Ruiz together with Graciela Ángeles, Gabriela Cámara y Elena Reygadas.
“This edition is undoubtedly a tribute to women in Mexico, those who have raised us or those who have walked by our side, some of whom are famous, some of whom are not ... All of them worthy of a real celebration!” said Karla Martínez de Salas, Editorial Director of Vogue Mexico and Latin America. As stated on Vogue, María Lorena Ramírez never imagined becoming a world-class runner. She became instantly famous after winning a 50 km race, not with sports clothes, but wearing a traditional Tarahumara dress and sandals on her feet. "An unexpected victory, however, launched this Mexican from the Tarahumara community to dabble, beyond her beloved land".
“This is one of several covers that we will be posting in the next couple of days,” Martínez de Salas said on her Instagram account. “They are women who aren’t models or have millions of Instagram followers, but that in their own way are changing stereotypes in MEXICO and inspiring other women to pursue their dreams.”
Vogue dedicated its January cover to actress Yalitza Aparicio, Academy Award nominee for her performance in Roma. Perhaps the super model era is over. Now it's the leading women era and Vogue is quickly catching on.