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Posted by yckim124 AKP STAFF Friday, December 14, 2018

'Vogue Korea' features a gay couple on the cover for the first time

A gay couple landed on the cover of 'Vogue Korea' for the first time. 

On December 14, it was announced that photographer Coco Capitan and her girlfriend Frances Wilks took the cover of 'Vogue Korea's January issue. 

Coco Capitan is a photographer and an artist who received global recognition through her recent work with 'Gucci.' Currently, her exhibition is taking place in Korea. 

In the cover of 'Vogue Korea,' Coco Capitan and Frances Wilks immersed themselves into traditional Korean culture as they posed with Hanbok accessories and more. 

Coco Capitan also shared about the meaningful shoot on her Instagram, stating, " I dislike getting too personal in social networks, but I thought it important to mention that this one of the very first covers to ever feature a gay couple in the South Korean mass media and I am incredibly grateful to @voguekorea for allowing me to appear as I am, next to @franceswilks who's part of who I am and what I stand for."

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Styling some cabbage with my girlfriend @franceswilks as a trend prediction for 2019 in @voguekorea January cover. I dislike getting too personal in social networks, but I thought it important to mention that this one of the very first covers to ever feature a gay couple in the South Korean mass media and I am incredibly grateful to @voguekorea for allowing me to appear as I am, next to @franceswilks who's part of who I am and what I stand for. Thank you as well to @gucci for taking as a responsibility to support, dress and represent all parts of the gender and sexual orientation spectrum. Thank you @sketchedspaceseoul & @creativeexchangeagency for being my voice in Seoul and always taking care of us. And thank you @franceswilks for making sure that my days are filled with fun, respect and love #gaysingucci

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About to go to bed in the closet in Woon-kyung Residence, Seoul for @voguekorea January cover. I dislike getting too personal in social networks, but I thought it important to mention that this one of the very first covers to ever feature a gay couple in the South Korean mass media and I am incredibly grateful to @voguekorea for allowing me to appear as I am, next to @franceswilks who's part of who I am and what I stand for. Thank you as well to @gucci for taking as a responsibility to support, dress and represent all parts of the gender and sexual orientation spectrum. Thank you @sketchedspaceseoul & @creativeexchangeagency for being my voice in Seoul and always taking care of us. And thank you @franceswilks for making sure that my days are mostly full of fun, respect and love #gaysingucci

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MunchieMinx Friday, December 14, 2018 5
Friday, December 14, 2018

Once again Korean media manages to be make something "inclusive" still unrelatable to everyday Koreans. Why not feature an openly KOREAN gay couple on the cover? The problem in South Korea is NOT that it's denizens are unaware of homosexuality, it is the conservative nature of the country falsely presents the dialogue there are no gay KOREANS. Make those who suffer most in the shadows the visible and normalized then it's "inclusive".

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thekey Friday, December 14, 2018 0
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They look more like twins..

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