close

BLACK MODELS

Imaan Hamman First Black Model To Cover Vogue China & Japan

BLACK MODELSBlog
imaan-hamman-first-model-to-cover-vogue-china-and-japan-700×700

Imaan Hamman was featured in special issue  named , Faces of Now features  which features seven separate covers featuring the present  top models .

Dutch born Egyptian and Moroccan model  Imaan Hamman has  been featured on covers such as  Vogue Netherlands, British Vogue,  US Vogue cover, and Vogue Japan along with  Teen Vogue.

She has  also been featured in  her first campaign for Givenchy and  she is presently showcased in  the DKNY Pre-Spring campaign. Adding to her appeal, Imaan Hamaan has also rocked the runway of  New York Fashion Week for   Philipp Plein and La Perla .Below are pics  of Imaan Hammam by Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue China March 2017.

 

 

Source: Visualizing Fashion

Vogue Japan features l Imaan Hammam on the cover of their May 2017 edition   which was shot  by fashion photographer Giampaolo Sgura and styled by  Anna Dello Russo.  Hammam is rocking  a black Ralph Lauren dress.  She hair  was styled by Andrew Guida at Close Up Milano, along with  makeup artist Jessica Nedza, and manicurist Annarel Innocente at Close Up Milano. Casting direction by Piergiorgio Del Moro.

Website: www.vogue.co.jp

read more

Selah Marley For Miu Miu Pre -Fall 2017

AD CAMPAIGNBLACK MODELSBlog
selah-marley-for-miu-miu-pre-fall-2017-700×700 (1)

 

Selah Marley who is the daughter to Lauryn Hill and Rohan Marley along with being the grandaughter of the Legendary Bob Marley has been busy establishing her modeling career.  She has walked   for   the Chanel show, Kanye West’s Yeezy  New York Fashion Week, Beyonce’s Ivy Park brand  along with being featured in a  Calvin Klein ad .   Below are pics  of Selah from The Miu -Miu Pre Fall Collection.

Check out More Pics From The Collection on Vogue

read more

Mayowa Nicholas Is The New Face Of Calvin Klein

AD CAMPAIGNBLACK MODELSBlog
mayowa-nicholas-calvin-klein

The Calvin  Klein brand has made Nigerian International model, Mayowa Nicholas who won the Elite Model Look Nigeria in 2014 has been announced as the new of face of Calvin Klein underwear.

The 18-year-old who is signed to Elite Model Management became the first Nigerian to featured in a Dolce & Gabbana campaign for their Fall/Winter 2016 campaign and in 2017 she snagged a lookbook feature for Dolce&Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2017 lookbook presentation.

Mayowa Nicholas, who is a newcomer who only began modeling two years ago. Since winning an Elite modeling competition in her native Nigeria in 2014.

Nicholas has walked for a number of top-tier European fashion houses including Christian Dior, Prada, Miu Miu, Hermès and Loewe. After closing Loewe, Nicholas posted on Instagram: “Dreams do come true.

Mayowa Nicholas walks for Ralph & Russo
Mayowa Nicholas for Dolce and Gabbana
Mayowa Nicholas for Prada at Milan Fashion Week 2016

 

Dior

 

Miu Miu
Prada
read more

Gucci Features All Black Models In Pre Fall 2017 Campaign

AD CAMPAIGNBLACK MODELSBlog
Gucci-Pre-Fall-Campaign-2017-13-700×700

We have all been waiting for the release of Gucci’s Pre Fall 2017 campaign . Gucci teased us in January  and released a sneak peek  series of casting videos, that was featured and  posted to Gucci’s official Instagram page .

We are so excited to see the release of the Gucci  Pre-Fall 2017 campaign, which  features an  all black  model cast .  The campaign is Titled “Soul Scene,” .

Gucci’s  campaign  theme is  inspired  and shot by  iconic Malian photographer Malick Sidibé .

Sidibe, photographed parties in  Mali ,  and Bamako . Gucci was also inspired by England’s Northern Soul movement, a musical era influenced by African American soul music.

“Dance is an important part of this story and consequently the casting reflects this.  Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michelle   has always celebrated diversity in all of its forms in his approach to his work,” a Gucci spokesperson tells Business of Fashion.

Gucci  model in  a teal leather tracksuit for its pre-fall 2017 men’s collection.

 

read more

Kylie Jenner in Galvan Jumpsuit at Sinful Colors Event

BLACK MODELSBlogBODY SHAPESCELEBRITY STREETSTYLECELEBRITY STYLEEMERGING DESIGNERFASHION SIZZLE EVENTS
kylie-jenner-in-galvan-jumpsuit-at-sinful-colors-event-1024×1024

 

Kylie Jenner  was in attendance at the Sinful Colors #IAmMoreThan event on July 13, 2016

kylie-jenner-galvan-sinful-colors-event

 

She is wearing a Galvan blue satin and crepe jumpsuit which features a  pleated front and back panels with sheer tulle inserts, loose fitting legs  along with short sleeve top.

kylie-jenner-galvan-sinful-colors-event

Kylie-jenner-sinful-colors-i-am-more-than-galvan-londonblue-silk-and-crepe-jumpsuit-3

 

Kylie-jenner-sinful-colors-i-am-more-than-galvan-londonblue-silk-and-crepe-jumpsuit-2

 

Save

Save

Save

Save

read more

Chanel Iman graces GQ South Africa Cover

BLACK MODELSMAGAZINES
chanel-iman-gq-south-africa-february-2015-01

Chanel Iman is featured on the February 2015 cover story of GQ South Africa.

chanel-iman-gq-south-africa-february-2015-02

The shoot was photographed by Gavin O’Neill . For her feature , Chanel opens up about her relationship with fellow models Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls.

chanel-iman-gq-south-africa-february-2015-03

She says about the two models, “Those are my girls. I love them. They’re awesome. They’ve become good friends of mine. We have a special bond that’s unique, because the three of us have been through the same things in the fashion industry. We have a connection that brings us together.

chanel-iman-gq-south-africa-february-2015-04

read more

Jourdan Dunn Lands Vogue UK Cover, First Solo Black Model Cover in 12 Years

BLACK MODELSBlogMAGAZINES
jourdan-dunn-vogue-uk-cover-2015

Jourdan Dunn   is featured on  Vogue UK  February cover  which makes her  the first black model to grace a solo Vogue UK cover in twelve years. According to the Telegraph, Naomi Campbell was the last black model to get a solo feature in 2002 while Jourdan previously appeared on the cover in November 2008 along with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Eden Clark.

 

Jourdan Dunn at Victoria Secrets Fashion Show
Jourdan Dunn at Victoria Secrets Fashion Show

 

 

Dunn shared a preview of the image on her Instagram page earlier with the following caption: “I’m so Happy to finally say I’M ON THE COVER OF BRITISH VOGUE!!”.   “Thank you @britishvogue,Patrick Demarchelier and Kate Phelan for making this happen and also thank you all for the Love and Support it means everything to me #2015YearOfTheDunn.” She was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier . On the cover she is  while wearing a Prada dress  spring-summer 2015  dress.

 

 

 

 

 

read more

Iman – Supermodel

BLACK MODELSBlogFASHION ICONSSUPER MODEL
Model-Muse-Iman-1


Iman
is a Somali fashion supermodel, actress and entrepreneur. A pioneer in the field of ethnic cosmetics, she is also noted for her charitable work. She is married to David Bowie.

Italian Harper's Bazaar, September 1983
Italian Harper’s Bazaar, September 1983
Cosmopolitian 1992
Cosmopolitian 1992
Vogue Iman 1983
Vogue Iman 1983

Iman-

nm_iman_080509_main

Iman

Iman YSL
Iman YSL
Iman 1985
Iman 1985
YSL A/W 1994 Model :
YSL A/W 1994 Model :
The 80s - Iman
The 80s – Iman

Iman

While still at university, Iman was discovered by American photographer Peter Beard, and subsequently moved to the United States to begin a modeling career. Her first modeling assignment was for Vogue a year later in 1976. She soon landed some of the most prestigious magazine covers, establishing herself as a supermodel.

Iman

With her long neck, tall stature, slender figure, fine features, copper-toned skin, and exotic accent, Iman was an instant success in the fashion world, though she herself insists that her looks are merely or typically Somali.She became a muse for many prominent designers, including Halston, Gianni Versace, Calvin Klein, Issey Miyake, Donna Karan, and, in particular, Yves Saint-Laurent.

Iman

During her 14 years as a high fashion model, Iman also worked with many notable photographers, including Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Annie Leibovitz.

Iman

“My dream woman is Iman.”
—Yves Saint-Laurent

YSL, mid 80s Iman
YSL, mid 80s Iman

Iman credits the nurturing she received from various designers with having given her the confidence to succeed in an era when individuality was valued and model-muses were often an integral part of the creative process. She is signed to TESS Management in London.

-Iman-


Iman Cosmetics

Mataano founders Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim at an event for Iman’s cosmetic line (2013).

After almost two decades of modeling, Iman started her own cosmetics firm in 1994, focusing on difficult-to-find shades for ethnic women. Based on her years of experience mixing her own formulations for make-up artists to use on her, she had a personal hand in the final product and also acted as the commercial face of the company.

iman

As of 2010, Iman Cosmetics is a $25-million-a-year business. It is centered on $14.99 foundations in 4 formulations and 14 shades, and is among the top-selling foundation brands on Walgreens’ website.

Iman

In spring 2012, Iman signed fellow Somali designers Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim, founders of the Mataano fashion company, as brand ambassadors for her cosmetics line.

Iman

Iman

read more

Beverly Johnson Reflects on Her Iconic Vogue Cover & Diversity in Fashion Today

BLACK MODELSBlogSUPER MODEL
beverly-johnson-vogue-1974-august-cover

Beverly Johnson on Vogue’s August 1974 cover

Supermodel Beverly Johnson was the first Black model to be featured on the cover Vogue magazine.  Johnson, spoke with Women’s Wear Daily, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of her iconic and history-making cover .

Johnson, reflects about being told by Eileen Ford that she’d never be featured on the cover of Vogue.  This conversation ultimately served as the reason for the legendary model to leave the Ford agency . One day Johnson received a call from Wilhelmina Cooper telling her she was actually the August 1974 cover girl.

Johnson remembering her Vogue cover like it was yesterday:

“I was in my first New York apartment on the East Side — mattress on the floor, candles. I threw on my jeans and ran to the newsstand. All these people were rushing to work trying to buy their papers so I had to wait. Of course, I didn’t have any money on me. I told the guy that it was me on the cover and he kind of rolled his eyes like, ‘Oh lady please, if you were on the cover you would have enough money to buy the magazine,’” she laughed. “I had to go to the phone booth — a phone booth? The girls [in my office] are looking at me like, ‘What’s that?’ — to call my mother collect in Buffalo. We were both screaming [with excitement], but I’m not sure my mother knew what I was talking about.”

beverly_johnson_smi_0003

Johnson on the lack of Black models in the fashion industry today:
Johnson, points out that there is lack of models of color in fashion today from the models to the makeup artists

“Sometimes we live in this very elitist bubble called the fashion industry.” “we have become really oblivious to what’s going on in the world,” Johnson said. “I like to think that is the reason.”

According to WWD, “She [Beverly Johnson], along with Bethann Hardison, Iman and Naomi Campbell, will be paying close attention to the number of models of color on the runways in New York this fall. In the meantime, she is working on a biography for Simon & Schuster, shopping around a docu-series, “Beverly Inc.,” selling her signature hair extensions online, branching out into handbags and mineral-based makeup and planning for her wedding next year to investment banker Brian Maillian.”

 

read more

Joan Smalls Stars In Missoni’s Fall/Winter 2014 Ad campaign

AD CAMPAIGNBLACK MODELSBlog
Joan-Smalls-Star-In-Missonis-Fall-Winter-2014-campaign9-460×600

Fashion model Joan Smalls is starring in The Missoni‘s Fall/Winter 2014 campaign. Smalls who is also the face of Estée Lauder poses at an futuristic archeological site which gave the shoot structure in the midst of a background with vibrant colors.

Joan-Smalls-Star-In-Missonis-Fall-Winter-2014-campaign6-400x600

Joan-Smalls-Star-In-Missonis-Fall-Winter-2014-campaign4-468x600

Joan Smalls Is Stars In Missoni’s Fall/Winter 2014 campaign

Joan-Smalls-Star-In-Missonis-Fall-Winter-2014-campaign2

Viviane Sassen was the photographer for this campaign and styling was provided by Stephen Mann and Vanessa Reid , with creative direction by Angela Missoni and M/M (Paris)

Joan Smalls Star In Missoni’s Fall Winter 2014 campaign1

Joan-Smalls-Star-In-Missonis-Fall-Winter-2014-campaign3

Joan-Smalls-Star-In-Missonis-Fall-Winter-2014-campaign5

Joan-Smalls-Star-In-Missonis-Fall-Winter-2014-campaign7

Joan-Smalls-Star-In-Missonis-Fall-Winter-2014-campaign10

“It’s an imaginary world, one thousand years forward, and a surreal and humorous setting comprised of ancient ruins, bright vivid color, metallic shades, sharp geometric patterns, and robotic futuristic creatures—an ideal frame for Missoni’s contemporary and stylish woman,” Angela Missoni told Style.com.

Joan-Smalls-Star-In-Missonis-Fall-Winter-2014-campaign8

11_MISSONI_FW1415

Joan-Smalls-Star-In-Missonis-Fall-Winter-2014-campaign1

read more

Model Profile : Maria Borges

BLACK MODELSBlog
262586-800w
Ulyana Sergeenko Fall 2014 Couture
Ulyana Sergeenko Fall 2014 Couture

Angolan MARIA BORGES who is managed by Women in Paris and Milan, Supreme Angolan MARIA BORGES who is managed by Women in Paris and Milan, Supreme Management in New York, and Premier in London, has modeled for brands such as Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, Dior Haute Couture, Jonathan Saunders, Erdem, Tom Ford, Missoni, Mugler, Kenzo, Vesace, Victoria’s Secret, and Givenchy. Borges was voted by Forbes Africa as number one among the best African models in 2013 and she reached the top spot in ranking of Black models at New York Fashion Week to make a record 19 shows in a single season.

 Dior Cruise 2015 Show

Dior Cruise 2015 Show
ATELIER VERSACE SS 2014
ATELIER VERSACE SS 2014
Givenchy S/S 14 Campaign
Givenchy S/S 14 Campaign
 Philip Plein Fall/Winter 2013
Philip Plein Fall/Winter 2013
Maria Borges at Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014
Maria Borges at Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2014
 CFDA Awards 2014
CFDA Awards 2014
Maria Borges at Narciso Rodriguez S/S 2014.
Maria Borges at Narciso Rodriguez S/S 2014.
ULYANA SERGEENKO HAUTE COUTURE SS 2014
ULYANA SERGEENKO HAUTE COUTURE SS 2014
Christian Dior, Resort 2015
Christian Dior, Resort 2015
Givenchy Fall 2013
Givenchy Fall 2013
Streetstyle
Streetstyle
 Jason Wu, SS 2014
Jason Wu, SS 2014
Marie Claire Brasil, May 2014
Marie Claire Brasil, May 2014
Maria Borges
Maria Borges
 Backstage at Prabal Gurung, SS 2014
Backstage at Prabal Gurung, SS
2014
Honor, SS 2014
Honor, SS 2014
Givenchy, SS 2014
Givenchy, SS 2014
Maria Borges
Maria Borges
Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014
Ralph & Russo Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2014
Vogue Portugal May 2014 Cover by Rui Aguiar
Vogue Portugal May 2014 Cover by Rui Aguiar

Angolan MARIA BORGES who is managed by Women in Paris and Milan, Supreme Management in New York, and Premier in London, has modeled for brands such as Marchesa, Marc Jacobs, Dior Haute Couture, Jonathan Saunders, Erdem, Tom Ford, Missoni, Mugler, Kenzo, Vesace, Victoria’s Secret, and Givenchy. Borges was voted by Forbes Africa as number one among the best African models in 2013 and she reached the top spot in ranking of Black models at New York Fashion Week to make a record 19 shows in a single season.

read more

Model watch : Herieth Paul

BLACK MODELSBlogMODELS
50ee23a8472e191d1d5f2c4b0ab2aa59

She moved to Ottawa, Canada at the age of 14 due to her mother being a diplomat. She was discovered when she went to an open call of Angie’s, a model agency based in Ottawa, Canada. Paul signed with Women Management New York in June 2010.

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012 Herieth Paul
Burberry Prorsum Fall 2012 Herieth Paul

She has appeared in editorials for Vogue Italia magazine, i-D, Wonderland and Teen Vogue. Paul appeared on a Vogue Italia cover with Arizona Muse and Freja Beha. In July 2011 she was the cover model of Canadian Elle. The caption on the cover read: “Naomi Move Over . Why We’re Hot For Herieth.”

top-black-models-herieth- paul

Paul was one of three models in the Tom Ford Fall/Winter 2013 campaign, photographed by Tom Ford. This campaign was named one of the top ten campaigns of Fall 2013 by The Business of Fashion and by Racked.com.

 Herieth Paul rocking the runway in Tom Ford
Herieth Paul rocking the runway in Tom Ford

Herieth has worked in some of the biggest campaigns including Stella McCartney, Tom Ford, Calvin Klein and One Colour Cosmetics. Herieth has also appeared in beauty campaigns for CKone and most recently, as one of the models for fashion wear brand GAP.

Express Yourself: Herieth Paul Wears Bold Prints for Fashion Shoot in "Fashion Magazine" April 2014
Express Yourself: Herieth Paul Wears Bold Prints for Fashion Shoot in “Fashion Magazine” April 2014
Fashion model Herieth Paul rocks all grey in the September 2013 edition of Fashion Magazine lensed by photographer Chris Nicholls.
Fashion model Herieth Paul rocks all grey in the September 2013 edition of Fashion Magazine lensed by photographer Chris Nicholls.
"The Collection" Jiyoung Kwak, Herieth Paul, Helena Greyhorse by Erik Madigan Heck for Harper's Bazaar UK August 2014
“The Collection” Jiyoung Kwak, Herieth Paul, Helena Greyhorse by Erik Madigan Heck for Harper’s Bazaar UK August 2014
Harpers Bazaar UK Editorial August 2014 - , Herieth ,Greyhorse by Erik Madigan Heck - Burberry
Harpers Bazaar UK Editorial August 2014 – , Herieth ,Greyhorse by Erik Madigan Heck – Burberry
Herieth Paul FASHION magazine April 2014 issue:
Herieth Paul FASHION magazine April 2014 issue:
Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2014 Rtw
Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2014 Rtw
read more

Top African Fashion Models

BLACK MODELSBlogMODELS
01c90fbf9b4402befb243685fa68d3a1

These are a few of the African Fashion Models rocking the indusrty..

 Name : Nykhor Paul Ethnicity : Sudanese Agency : Red Model Management

Name : Nykhor Paul
Ethnicity : Sudanese
Agency : Red Model Management
 Name : Grace Bol Ethnicity : Sudanese Agency : VM Model Management NY

Name : Grace Bol
Ethnicity : Sudanese
Agency : VM Model Management NY
 Name : Ajang Majok Ethnicity : Sudanese Agency : BMG Model Management

Name : Ajang Majok
Ethnicity : Sudanese
Agency : BMG Model Management
Name : Angelique (Ajak) Deng Ethnicity : Sudanese Agency : IMG Models
Name : Angelique (Ajak) Deng
Ethnicity : Sudanese
Agency : IMG Models
 Name : Akuol de Mabior Ethnicity : Sudanese Agency : Ice Model Management Capetown
Name : Akuol de Mabior
Ethnicity : Sudanese
Agency : Ice Model Management Capetown
 Name :Ajuma Nasenyana Nationality : Kenyan
Name :Ajuma Nasenyana Nationality : Kenyan
Name : Nyanyai Deng Ethnicity : Sudanese Agency : HOP Models
Name : Nyanyai Deng
Ethnicity : Sudanese
Agency : HOP Models
 Name : Ayor Makur Chuot Ethnicity : Sudanese Agency : Elite Model NY
Name : Ayor Makur Chuot
Ethnicity : Sudanese
Agency : Elite Model NY
 Name : Atong Arjok Ethnicity : Sudanese Agency : Trump Model
Name : Atong Arjok
Ethnicity : Sudanese
Agency : Trump Model
Name : Mari Agory Ethnicity : Sudanese Agency : Major Model
Name : Mari Agory
Ethnicity : Sudanese
Agency : Major Model
 Name : Ataui Deng Ethnicity : Sudanese Agency : Trump Management
Name : Ataui Deng
Ethnicity : Sudanese
Agency : Trump Management
 Name : Flaviana Matata Ethnicity : Tanzanian Agency : Wilhelmina NY
Name : Flaviana Matata
Ethnicity : Tanzanian
Agency : Wilhelmina NY
Name : Malaan Ajang Ethnicity : Sudanese Agency :Darley Models
Name : Malaan Ajang
Ethnicity : Sudanese
Agency :Darley Models
Name : Betty Adewole Ethnicity : Nigerian Agency : One Management NY
Name : Betty Adewole
Ethnicity : Nigerian
Agency : One Management NY
Name : Kinee Diouf Ethnicity : Senegalese Agency : IMG Model
Name : Kinee Diouf
Ethnicity : Senegalese
Agency : IMG Model
 Name : Herieth Paul Ethnicity : Tanzanian Agency : Women Model Management NY
Name : Herieth Paul
Ethnicity : Tanzanian
Agency : Women Model Management NY
Name : Simone Awor Ethnicity : Ugandan Agency : Ice Model Management Capetown
Name : Simone Awor
Ethnicity : Ugandan
Agency : Ice Model Management Capetown
read more

Jourdan Dunn

BLACK MODELSBlogMODELS
80544d0f4105f612d77fe6d686279603


Jourdan Dunn
is a British fashion model. She was discovered in Hammersmith Primark in 2006 and signed to Storm Model Management in London shortly thereafter. In 2008, she was the first black model to walk a Prada runway in over a decade. She has attracted attention because of the lack of black models in the fashion modelling industry.

Jourdan-Dunn

jourdan-dunn


Dunn
made her runway debut in the New York shows in the fall of 2007, walking in shows for Marc Jacobs and Polo Ralph Lauren, among others. In 2007, she was featured on British Vogue as a “new star,” and in 2008 Style.com listed her as one of the top 10 newcomers.

jourdan-dunn-etro-marcio-madeira1

Jourdan-Dunn

Jourdan-Dunn-

Jourdan-Dunn

jourdan-dunn-

In July 2008, Steven Meisel selected Dunn to appear on the cover of the Vogue Italia issue devoted entirely to black models.[3] She has also been featured on the cover of American Vogue, British Vogue and Teen Vogue, as well as covering i-D, Elle, Pop, Russh, Muse, The Sunday Times Style, Ponystep, Antidote and Luella.

jourdan-dunn

She has modelled for Burberry, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent, Victoria’s Secret, Tommy Hilfiger, Topshop, Jaeger, Rag & Bone, Gap, Aldo, Shiatzy Chen, Benetton, H&M, Banana Republic, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue,[8] and is the face of Rihanna’s collections for River Island.

jourdan-dunn

She has appeared in editorials for American, Italian, French, British, Russian, Spanish, Japanese and Teen Vogue, Elle, i-D, Dazed and Confused, W, Pop, Centrefold and V. In Teen Vogue’s November 2009 issue on which she appears alongside Chanel Iman, she discusses her and Chanel’s previous competitive relationship in the accompanying article.[9]

jourdan-dunn-at-burberry-prorsum-spring-2013-lfw

Jourdan-Dunn

jourdan-dunn

jourdan-dunn-gq-magazine-september-2013-women-model-01

In November 2008, Dunn was named “Model of the Year” at the British Fashion Awards. She has garnered attention for her legs and for her walk which she says she practises frequently with very tall heels, walking over 60 shows during the spring 2009 season.

jourdan-dunn

Jourdan-Dunn

Jourdan-Dunn

Jourdan_Dunn

jourdan-dunn

n March 2013, Dunn appeared as the cover story in Net-a-Porter’s “The Edit.” In it she spoke of encountering discrimination telling the magazine that casting agents would say clients “didn’t want any more black girls”.[12] In July, 2013, she received media attention for tweeting that she had been cancelled from a Dior haute couture show, “for her boobs”; rather than her skin colour – which she noted, “usually happens”.

Jourdan+Dunn+Zac+Posen+Runway+Fall+09+MBFW

jourdan-dunn

In November 2013, she won “Model of the Year” at the Harper’s Bazaar Women Of The Year Awards.

She is currently ranked 28th on the Top 50 Models Women list by models.com.

Dunn
also currently hosts a cooking show entitled, “Well Dunn”, on Jay Z’s Life+Times YouTube channel. The web show has featured celebrity guest co-chefs, such as Wale, Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne and 2 Chainz among others.

Jourdan-Dunn

read more

Karen Alexander

BLACK MODELSBlogSUPER MODEL
14144186300402724_gUYCwnZy-600×798

 

Karen Alexander is an American fashion model and actress. She has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue twice and on the January 1989 cover of Vogue. She has also appeared on the cover of ElleGlamourMademoiselle, and Harper’s Bazaar.  She was included among People Magazine‘s first list of 50 Most Beautiful People in 1990. She appeared in the 1995 film Bad Boys.

karen_alexander

karen-alexanderkaren-alexanderKaren-Alexanderkaren_alexanderKaren-Alexander_

karen-alexander

 

Karen-Alexander_032

-karen_alexander

karen_alexander

karen-alexander-karen-alexanderKaren Mirabella June 94 bellazon

h-ritts

Karen Alexander Peter Lindbergh

read more

First Black Supermodel Donyale Luna

BLACK MODELSBlogFASHION ICONSMODELSSUPER MODEL
tumblr_leij4dNOVm1qcx8jco1_500

Donyale Luna (August 31, 1945 – May 17, 1979) was an American model and actress. In 1966, Luna became the first African American model to appear on the cover of British Vogue.

She also appeared in several underground films by Andy Warhol, and had roles in Qui êtes-vous, Polly Maggoo? (1966), and most notably as Enotea in Federico Fellini‘s Satyricon (1970).first-black-supermodel-donyale-luna

Donyale Luna

 

Donyale-Luna-

the-first-black-super-model

donyale-luna-

After being discovered by the photographer David McCabe, she moved from Detroit to New York City to pursue a modeling career. In January 1965, a sketch of Luna appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar. She became the first African American model to appear on the cover of a Vogue magazine, the March 1966 British issue,]shot by British photographer David Bailey.

donyale luna

According to The New York Times, she was under exclusive contract to the photographer Richard Avedon for a year at the beginning of her career.

first-black-super-model

An article in Time magazine published on April 1, 1966, “The Luna Year”, described her as “a new heavenly body who, because of her striking singularity, promises to remain on high for many a season. Donyale Luna, as she calls herself, is unquestionably the hottest model in Europe at the moment. She is only 20, a Negro, hails from Detroit, and is not to be missed if one reads Harper’s BazaarParis Match, Britain’s Queen, the British, French or American editions of Vogue.

donyale-luna-

Donyale Luna

By the 1970s, however, Luna’s modeling career began to decline due to her drug use, eccentric behavior and tendency to be difficult. A designer for whom Luna once worked said, “She [Luna] took a lot of drugs and never paid her bills”.

luna

Fellow model Beverly Johnson later said, “[Luna] doesn’t wear shoes winter or summer. Ask her where she’s from—Mars? She went up and down the runways on her hands and knees. She didn’t show up for bookings. She didn’t have a hard time, she made it hard for herself.”

Luna appeared in a nude photo layout in the April 1975 issue of Playboy; the photographer was Luigi Cazzaniga.

luna-playboy

read more

Noami Campbell more than a Legendary Super Model

BLACK MODELSBlogFASHION ICONSPROFILESSUPER MODEL
Naomi-Campbell-childhood1

Naomi Campbell (born 22 May 1970) is a British model. Discovered at the age of 15,

vintage-snapshot-naomi-campbell-by-steven-meisel-ca-1988-560x704

she established herself among the top three most recognizable and in-demand models of the late 1980s and 1990s and she was one of six models of her generation declared “supermodels” by the fashion world.

naomi-campbell-first-cover

naomi-campbell-by-tom-munro-for-vogue-brazil-may-2013_06

naomi campbellnaomi-campbell-80s-1

 

 

-naomi-campbell

In 1998, Time declared the end of the supermodel era. By then, Campbell had mostly retired from the runway, but she continued print modelling. In 1999, she signed her first cosmetics contract with Cosmopolitan Cosmetics, a division of Wella, through which she launched several signature fragrances.

naomi

naomi

In November of that year, she posed with twelve other top models for the “Modern Muses” cover of the Millennium Issue of American Vogue, shot by Annie Leibovitz.

The following month, she appeared in a white string bikini and furs on the cover of Playboy. In October 2001, she appeared with rapper Sean “Puff Daddy” Combs on the cover of British Vogue, with the headline “Naomi and Puff: The Ultimate Power Duo”.

VoguecoverOct01ncampbell_XL_320x421

After more than two decades as a model, Campbell was still in demand.  In 2007, she walked the runway for Dior‘s sixtieth-anniversary fashion show at Versailles . In July 2008, she appeared with fellow black models Liya KebedeSessilee Lopez, and Jourdan Dunn on the gatefold cover of a landmark all-black issue of Italian Vogue, shot by Steven Meisel.

naomi campbell-vogue

In September of that year, Campbell reunited with Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Cindy Crawford, Claudia Schiffer, and Stephanie Seymour for “A League of Their Own”, a Vanity Fair feature on the supermodel legacy.

supermodels-in-a-league-of-their-own-vanity-fair-shoot

In 2011, Campbell appeared with Liya Kebede and Iman on the cover of the fortieth-anniversary issue of Essence.

naomi -essence

ImanNaomiLiya

She also starred as Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon in the band’s music video for “Girl Panic!”, with Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Eva Herzigova, and Yasmin Le Bon portraying the other band members; they appeared in the November edition of British Harper’s Bazaar in an editorial titled “The Supers vs. Duran Duran”.

harpers_bazaar_dec_2011_uk_01

Campbell performed with Kate Moss and other supermodels in the closing ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, where they modelled haute couture to represent British fashion. Campbell wore a design by Alexander McQueen—a staggered hem gown with a train speckled with flecks of gold.

naomi-campbell-alexander-mcqueen-olympics-closing-ceremony

In 2013, she served as a coach and judge—along with Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha—on Oxygen‘s modelling competition reality show The Face, hosted by photographer Nigel Barker.

naomi-campbell-the-face

Campbell is set to star in a British version of The Face, which will air on Sky Living in late 2013

Despite her status as the most famous black model of her time, Campbell never earned the same volume of advertising assignments as her white colleagues, and she was not signed by a cosmetics company until as late as 1999.

naomi -campbell

NAOMI-CAMPBELL

In 1991, she revealed, “I may be considered one of the top models in the world, but in no way do I make the same money as any of them.” Throughout her career, Campbell has been outspoken against the racial bias that exists in the fashion industry. In 1997, she stated, “There is prejudice. It is a problem and I can’t go along any more with brushing it under the carpet. This business is about selling, and blonde and blue-eyed girls are what sells.” A decade later, she again spoke out against discrimination, stating, “The American president may be black, but as a black woman, I am still an exception in this business. I always have to work harder to be treated equally.”

04-Naomi-Campbell-Karen-Elson-Kristen-McMenamy-Daphne-Groeneveld-by-Steven-Meisel-for-Robert-Cavalli-Spring-2012

Naomi’s call for diversity on the runway 2013

 

Campbell is involved with several charitable causes. She supports the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund,

naomi campbell-mandelafor which she organised a benefit Versace fashion show in 1998. Held at Nelson Mandela‘s South African presidential residence, the show was the subject of a documentary titled FashionKingdom, or alternatively, Naomi Conquers Africa. Campbell, whose mother has battled breast cancer, also supports Breakthrough Breast Cancer

NaomiCampbell-supports-cancer

In 2004, she was featured on FHM‘s charity single Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?, as well as in the accompanying music video, of which all profits were donated to Breakthrough .

She appeared in a print and media campaign for the charity’s fundraising initiative Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, and she opened a Breakthrough breast cancer research unit in 2009

in 2005, Campbell founded the charity We Love Brazil, which aims to raise awareness and funds to fight poverty in Brazil through the sale of fabrics made by local women.

naomi-

That same year, Campbell founded the charity Fashion for Relief, which has organised fund-raising fashion shows to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the India terrorist attacks in 2009, the Haiti earthquake in 2010, and the Japan earthquake in 2011. In 2012 Fashion for Relief teamed up with YOOX China and leading global and Chinese fashion designers, including Phillip Lim and Masha Ma, to design Chinese-themed T-shirts to help fund Fashion for Relief international and the various international charities it works with.  Fashion for Relief has reportedly raised £4.5 million

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2010 - Official Coverage - Runway - Day 2

Naomi+Campbell+Fashion+Relief+Haiti+Show+NYC+RBGCn_atjF6l

Since 2007, Campbell has been the honorary president of Athla Onlus, an Italian organisation that works to further the social integration of young people with learning disabilities.

In 2009, Campbell became a goodwill ambassador for the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. She has since joined the charity’s patron,Sarah Brown, the wife of former British prime minister Gordon Brown, on several missions to promote maternal health.

Campbell has received recognition for her charitable work. In 2007, she was named an ambassador of Rio de Janeiro by mayor Cesar Maia in recognition of her efforts to fight poverty in Brazil . In 2009, she was awarded Honorary Patronage of Trinity College‘s University Philosophical Society for her charitable and professional work.

In 2010, Sarah Brown presented her with an “Outstanding Contribution” award from British Elle for her work as an ambassador for the White Ribbon Alliance, as well as her work in the fashion industry.

read more

Black Models

BLACK MODELSBlogMODELS
black-models

                                                        Super model     Naomi Campbell    still rocking the runway , Ad campaigns and magazine features

 

  Athong  Arjok

                                                                                                                                      Chris Urena

 

 

                                                                                                                       Ajuma Nasenyana

                                                                                                                               Sabina Karlsson

 

                                                                                                                                         JANEIL WILLIAMS

                                                        Lais Ribeiro for L’Officiel Netherlands February 2013 “Toda Menina Baiana” Photographed by Michael Roberts

                                                                                                                Alex Wek

 

                                                                                                                   Chanel Iman

                                                                                                                       Jourdan Dunn

 

                                                                                                                                         Ajax Deng

 

                                                                                                      Daiane Sodre for L’Officiel Brasil February 2013

 

                                                                                          Model in the    Jean Paul Gautier Spring  2013 Couture Show

                                                                                       Model in the    Jean Paul Gautier Spring  2013 Couture Show

                             …

 

                                                                                                                            Grace Bol

 

                                                                                                                                            Joan Smalls

 

        Model in DSquared2 Pre-Fall 2013

 

                                                                             Sharleen Dziire by Ross Garret for ELLE South Africa January 2013

                                                                                                               Model in Angel Sanchez Resort 2013 campaign

                                                                                                         Liya Kebede

 Tyra Banks for West East Magazine

                                                                                                                                  Sessile Lopez

read more

Beverly Johnson

BLACK MODELSMODELSPROFILESSUPER MODEL
tumblr_m281tc9idd1qcy5h6o1_500

 

Beverly Johnson (born October 13, 1952) is an American modelactress, and businesswoman. She made history when she rose to fame as the first black model to appear on the cover of American Vogue in 1974 (August issue)] A year later, she became the first black woman to appear on the cover of the French edition of Elle magazine. She is currently the star of the reality series Beverly’s Full House on the Oprah Winfrey Network which focuses on her attempt to heal the flawed mother/daughter relationship with daughter, Anansa Sims, who is a plus size model.

Johnson was honored in 2006 at Oprah Winfrey’s Legends Ball along with Coretta Scott KingRosa ParksTina Turner and other female African Americans in entertainment, civil rights, and the arts. The New York Times named Johnson one of the 20th century’s most influential people in fashion.

 

 

In addition to modeling, Johnson has also authored a book, Beverly Johnson’s Guide to a Life of Health and Beauty, and embarked on an acting career.[9] She has also had roles in Ashanti (1979), The Meteor Man (1993), Def Jam’s How to Be a Player (1997), and Crossroads (2002). She has also appeared in guest spots on several television series including Law & OrderLois & Clark: The New Adventures of SupermanThe Parent ‘Hoodand the Super Bowl episode of 3rd Rock from the Sun (1998). She had a brief singing career releasing one album in 1979 on Buddah Records.

 

 

 

Read more: Beverly Johnson Biography – life, children, name, wife, school, mother, book, information, born, college – Newsmakers Cumulationhttp://www.notablebiographies.com/newsmakers2/2005-Fo-La/Johnson-Beverly.html#ixzz1qlhxlFOZ

 

read more

Model Profile ——- Joan Smalls

BLACK MODELSBlogMODELS
2010_12_JoanSmalls-300×258

joan-smalls-july-2012

Joan Smalls Rodriguez(born July 11, 1988) is a Puerto Rican fashion model. Smalls is ranked the #1 model in the world according to models.com since September 2012

joan-smalls

Smalls has appeared in campaigns and shows for, amongst others, GucciLacosteGapH&MGivenchyRoberto CavalliGiambattista ValliChanelFendi, Fendi eyewear, Calvin Klein Jeans, David YurmanMercedes-Benz,Barneys New YorkPorts 1961Ralph LaurenRag & BoneVersacePrabal Gurung and Stella McCartney.

 

 

She has appeared in editorials for several international editions of VogueHarpers Bazaari-DGQDazed & Confused, American and Spanish V MagazineGlamour, and W Magazine. Her international Covers include Vogue Australia,Vogue Italia, Vogue Japan, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Brazil, Vogue Korea and Vogue Russia. Covers for Elle UK, GQ South Africa, GQ Mexico, GQ Style UK, W MagazineW Magazine Korea, i-D, Last Magazine, 032cHarper’s BazaarUK, Harper’s Bazaar Brazil, Harper’s Bazaar Singapore, Harper’s Bazaar Bulgaria, Harper’s Bazaar Thailand, PopDazed & ConfusedStylist and V Magazine.

 

She was featured alongside singer Bruno Mars in the June 2011 edition of Vogue. In 2006 she appeared in Ricky Martin‘s “It’s Alright” music video.[citation needed]

In 2010, she started modeling for Victoria’s Secret and appeared in their 2011 and 2012 fashion show. Joan is ranked 1st on the Top 50 Models Women list by Models.com.

Smalls serves as co-host (along with model Karlie Kloss) of MTV‘s fashion series, “House of Style

 

In 2011 Estee Lauder signed her to its line-up of global beauty ambassadors. Smalls became the first Latina face of the company.

http://youtu.be/GR2t3HpJ_0E

read more

CHANEL IMAN

BLACK MODELSBlogDESIGNERSMODELS
images-32

Chanel Iman Robinson (born December 1, 1990 is an American model, known professionally as Chanel Iman. She is best known for her work as a Victoria’s Secret model.

 

Chanel Iman by Alexi Lubomirski for Tom Ford

Chanel Iman by Alexi Lubomirski for Tom Ford

 

Robinson started modeling with Ford Models at the age of 13 as a child model in Los Angeles, California. She flew to New York in 2006 and won third place in Ford’s Supermodel of the Worldcontest. Shortly after, she signed on with the agency. In February and July 2007, Robinson appeared on the cover of Teen Vogue, with Karlie Kloss and Ali Michael, photographed by Patrick Demarchelier, then in November 2009 she appeared on the cover again, this time with Jourdan Dunn. Robinson’s other covers include Italian Ellei-D, Dubai and Ukrainian Harper’s BazaarLula, Korean, Teen, and American Vogue. She has walked the runway for fashion houses and designers including BalenciagaVersaceYves Saint Laurent, and Stella McCartney\

 

 

. She has appeared in editorials for Allure, Dubai, American, and Ukrainian Harpers BazaarVi-DPop, Italian, British, and Indonesian Elle, Italian Vanity Fair, and several international Vogues. She has appeared in advertising campaigns for high-end brands like, Bottega VenetaGAPRalph LaurenExpress and DKNY] She has walked in the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show In 2010, she became a Victoria’s Secret Angel and was used in several of the company’s campaigns

 

http://youtu.be/pKME15uNsDw

 

read more