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Top 20 Black Models in Fashion: New York Fashion Week’s Leading Ladies

Liya Kebede

Native: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Runway/Print Campaigns: BCBG, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Victoria’s Secrets, Dolce & Gabbana, Estee Lauder, Tiffany & Co., Anna Sui, Calvin Klein, Burberry, Fendi, Marni, Chanel, Balenciaga, Baby Phat, Christian Dior, Lanvin, Ann Taylor, Gap, Roberto Cavalli, Aquascutum, Emanuel Ungaro, Bottega Veneta
Portfolio (cover): Vogue, Tom Ford, Time 100 (2012), WWD, Vogue Italia, Essence, Numero, Flair, Harper’s Bazaar among a plethora of others
Charity: Founder of Liya Kebede Foundation, dedicated to saving the lives of mothers and children.
Recognitions: World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in 2005; World Economic Forum named her a Young Global Leader, Vanity Fair’s International Best-Dressed list
Film: Lord of War, Desert Flower

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  1. zobop republic on August 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Wow! You mean they put Black people on the ‘cover’ of a mainstream magazine?
    I’m overwelmed.

  2. Dory on January 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    the pic that have for Melodie Monrose is Chanel Iman