Tag: black supermodels

‘I Am the Face of a Refugee’: Iman Joins Humanitarian Leader CARE as Its 1st Global Advocate

Photo: CARE She’s been a supermodel, a beauty industry entrepreneur and pioneer, a fashion designer, activist, mother, and wife and partner to a rock star. But the fashion industry icon known simply as Iman wants to remind us that she is also a refugee. On Tuesday, the Somali-American beauty, born Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid, announced a […]

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London Calling: Naomi Campbell Struts Into London Fashion Week With Fashion For Relief

Naomi Campbell walks the runway during Fashion For Relief London 2019 at The British Museum on September 14, 2019 in London, England.Photo: Stuart C. Wilson (Getty Images) Most of the fashion world (read: this writer) is still recovering from New York Fashion Week, but the die-hards among us subsequently made their way across the pond […]

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‘This Would’ve Not Happened to a White Model’: Australian Magazine Messily Misidentifies Model Adut Akech

Adut Akech attends the Swarovski Rainbow Paradise Spring Summer 18 Collection Launch on November 24, 2017, in Sydney, AustraliaPhoto: Brook Mitchell (Getty Images) She has opened and closed runway shows for Chanel and Valentino, is on the cover of three global editions of Vogue this September alone and is considered one of the faces pushing […]

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‘The Challenge Is Permanent’: Naomi Campbell Reveals ‘Revolting’ Racist Incident at a French Hotel

Naomi Campbell speaks onstage at the American Icon Awards on May 19, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California.Photo: Kevin Winter (Getty Images) Naomi Campbell is perhaps the most enduring and recognizable supermodel in the world, but as she revealed in an interview with Paris Match (translated from French via Google), her stardom is still no safeguard […]

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Three Times a Lady: When I Grow Up, I Want to Be Like Iman (or Ciara, or Teyana, or…)

(l-r) Ciara, Iman and Teyana Taylor on Essence’s July/August issueImage: Itaysha Jordan (Essence Communications) How do you celebrate 25 years of hosting the biggest celebration of black womanhood in the world? If you’re Essence magazine, you mark the spirit of the summer festival season by featuring three dynamically different beauties on your covers—all with a […]

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