Gisele Bündchen and LeBron James Leibovitz made history when she shot Gisele Bündchen and LeBron James for the April 2008 cover of Vogue. The issue marked the first time a black man had graced the cover of the magazine. In the photo, James wears athletic clothing and dribbles a basketball, his muscles and teeth on full display. Bündchen, by contrast, wears a silky gown and smiles gaily. The stark juxtaposition caused a stir, with one critic on espn.com concluding, "Vogue's quest to highlight the differences between superstar athletes and supermodels only successfully reinforces the animalistic stereotypes frequently associated with black athletes."
Annie Leibovitz / Associated Press
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