The story in question, titled "Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Are Part of a New Generation Embracing Gender Fluidity", includes inarguably gorgeous pictures of the pair and presents them as gender-fluid dressers who share each other's clothing.
Here's an excerpt:
For these millennials, at least, descriptives like boy or girl rank pretty low on the list of important qualities — and the way they dress reflects that.
'I shop in your closet all the time, don't I?' Hadid, 22, flicks a lock of dyed-green hair out of her boyfriend's eyes as she poses the question.
'Yeah, but same,' replies Malik, 24. 'What was that T-shirt I borrowed the other day?'
'The Anna Sui?'
Some Twitter users, however, had a problem with this presentation.
"Think Vogue is a bit confused on what gender fluidity is! Wearing your gf's T-shirt doesn't not make you gender fluid," one person wrote. Said another, "Yes hello police, Gigi Hadid wore pants last week and now Vogue is calling her a gender fluid icon."
While many were confused as to why Vogue chose a heterosexual couple to symbolise the concept of genderless fashion, a few acknowledged that having Zayn on the cover was a small step in the right direction. One commenter wrote, "A Muslim man on the cover of US Vogue. Yasss."
Cosmopolitan US has reached out to Vogue for comment.
Via: Cosmopolitan US