Vogue Arabia launches following a digital-first debut

The long-awaited inaugural print issue of Vogue Arabia, the 22nd global edition of the world’s most prestigious fashion magazine, will go on sale from March 5th, seeing the authoritative Vogue voice speak directly to the Middle East and the wider Arab world for the first time.

The March issue launch cover, shot by Inez Van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin exclusively for Vogue Arabia, features Gigi Hadid—a supermodel with Arab roots via her Palestinian father—styled in a uniquely Arabian way.

“Vogue Arabia is a magazine with the authority and insight needed to capture the creativity of a distinctive, evolving, and often misrepresented part of the world,” says Vogue Arabia’s Editor-in-Chief, Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz. “The collage of countries across the Arab world are long-deserving of a place in fashion history,” she continues, “and there’s no better first ‘face’ to lead the charge for Vogue Arabia than Gigi — a model who defines tomorrow’s entrepreneurial and dynamic generation.”

The March edition of Vogue Arabia follows the digital-first launch in October 2016 with Vogue.me, a bilingual platform. Similarly, the magazine is published in English along with a prominent section in Arabic, ensuring that Vogue Arabia is able to reach and engage the diversity of readers across the region. The magazine will be distributed across the MENA countries—the first premium, dual language, fashion media brand speaking to the region—with a strong presence in the GCC and in countries including Lebanon, Jordan, and Egypt, as well as international locales such as London, Paris, Milan, and New York.