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

Chanel Iman

Native: Atlanta (via Seoul, Korea)
Heritage: Half Korean-Half African American
Portfolio (cover): Victoria’s Secret, Vogue, Teen Vogue, Elle (UK, Italy)
Business Venture: The Red Bag Boutique (Los Angeles)
Runway/Print Campaigns: Marc Jacobs, Ana Sui, Phillp Lim, Valentino, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, John Galliano, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, Versace, Hermes, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexander Mc Queen, Ralph Lauren, Micheal Kors, Oscar De La Renta, and Givenchy.
In 2009, she was the first black model to walk for Gucci in eight years.
Charity: She champions The HerShe Group Foundation, which mentors teen girls in foster care as they transition into society.

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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