Gigi Hadid becomes the first model to cover the new Vogue Arabia

Vogue Arabia launches this month – and Gigi Hadid has been revealed as its first cover star.

The 21-year-old supermodel, born to a Palestinian father, pays homage to her Arab roots on the cover wearing a bejewelled headscarf.

Speaking about the cover on her Instagram, Gigi wrote:

‘I think the beautiful thing about there being international Vogue’s is that, as a fashion community, we are able to celebrate, and share with the world, different cultures,’ she wrote, sharing the publication’s black and white cover.

‘Being half-Palestinian, it means the world to me to be on the first-ever cover(s) of @voguearabia, and I hope that this magazine will show another layer of the fashion industry’s desire to continue to accept, celebrate, and incorporate all people & customs and make everyone feel like they have fashion images and moments they can relate to… & learn and grow in doing so.’

The cover was photographed by Inez and Vinoodh and styled by Brandon Maxwell.