American Vogue might might have made some missteps in representation this month, but across the pond, Vogue Paris is showing signs of long overdue progress. The French fashion glossy鈥檚 March issue features transgender Brazilian model Valentina Sampaio.

The 19-year-old model鈥檚 cover features the tagline, 鈥淭ransgender beauty: How they鈥檙e shaking up the world.鈥 French Vogue shared the image on Instagram, writing, 鈥淭his month we are proud to celebrate transgender beauty and how models like Valentina Sampaio, who is posing for her first ever Vogue cover, are changing the face of fashion and deconstructing prejudice.鈥 Valentina previously graced the cover of Elle Brazil in November 2016.

French Vogue鈥檚 editor-in-chief Emmanuelle Alt translated her editor鈥檚 letter to American Vogue鈥檚 Fashion News Director Mark Holgate, saying that Valentina 鈥渓ooked exactly like her idea of a typical French Vogue beauty, any Vogue beauty, no different from Daria Werbowy or Anna Ewers; it鈥檚 just that she happened to be born a boy.鈥

鈥淲e are living in a world at the moment, what is happening right now, we are stepping back,鈥 she told Mark. 鈥淚nstead of being in a constant evolution, which is what should happen, human rights 鈥 they鈥檙e not going in a good direction. This cover is about the importance of those rights, and that we still need to make progress on an awful lot of stuff.鈥

It鈥檚 not French Vogue鈥檚 first time expanding inclusivity in the industry. In 2007, former EIC Carine Roitfeld put Andre J., a black, androgynous model, next to Carolyn Murphy on the November issue.

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(h/t Vogue)