@LiyaKebede, the first afro-descendant model to cover @VogueParis in 5 years

  In May 2015, the Ethiopian Top model Liya Kebede on the cover of Vogue french edition.

Black Beauty and Fashion | Yves Saint Laurent and Paco Rabanne, the first couturier to employ black models

In the 60s, employing black models was almost a political act in France. Yet, two designers dared using models with ebony skin on the catwalk …

Black Beauty and Fashion | The emergence of an afro-american market & the outbreak of black models

Black models like Helen Williams and  Naomi Sims helps their peer to do their job. But before the apparition of a black consumer market enable the émergence of black models.

Black Beauty and Fashion | Donyale Luna, the first black model on the cover of Vogue magazine

Helen Williams and Naomi Sims helped black women to pursue their career as a model. In 60’s in America, young black woman called Donyale Luna enable black models to gain success, she did not open the doors of fashion but… Continue Reading

Naomi Sims, the First Black Supermodel Black Beauty and Fashion

Naomi was the first. She was the great ambassador for all black people. She broke down all the social barriers. Known for being the first black Supermodel, Naomi Sims has been able to overcome the obstacles to achieve success.

Black Beauty and Fashion | Oscar-winning Lupita Nyong’o and self-acceptance

Helen Williams has opened the door of fashion for black women with dark skin. In her blog, Myblueberrymood.com explains how:

Black beauty and fashion | The premise of a love/hate relationship

On the occasion of Fashion Week and following the last controversy over the low number of black models on the catwalk, I wondered what is the place of black beauty in the cutthroat world of modelling. What allows black women… Continue Reading