Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Black Women Models in Fashion


  • Tyra Banks - first African-American to grace the covers of GQ, Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue, and the Victoria's Secret catalog. Also the host of ANTM
  •  Naomi Campbell - first Black (British) woman to grace the covers of French Vogue and Time.


  • Dorothea Church - African American pioneering model. Was the first successful black fashion model in Paris. 

  • Yaya DaCosta - African American actress and fashion model. Runner-up in Cycle 3 of America's Next Top Model

  • Jourdan Dunn- British model known for walking major runways like Jean Paul Gaultier 
  •  Selita Ebanks - Victoria's Secret Angel. Has also modeled for advertising giants Abercrombie & Fitch and Tommy Hilfiger. 

  • Dani Evans - Winner of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 6. Has had campaigns for CoverGirl, Sephora, and Akademiks. 

  •  Marsha A. Hunt - African American model, singer, novelist, and actress. 

  • Chanel Iman - Korean/African-American who has modeled Dolce & Gabbana, Issey Miyake, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Bottega Veneta, Dsquared, Hermès, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Jean Paul Gaultier and Stella McCartney. The only Black woman to grace the cover of the May 2007 issue of American Vogue with nine other girls as the next generation of supermodels.

  •  Beverly Johnson - first African-American to grace the covers of American Vogue and French Elle
  •  Toccara Jones - African-American fashion model and occasional actress and television personality. Contestant on the third season of the UPN series America's Next Top Model. She is the first black plus-size model to grace the pages of Vogue Italia.

  •  Kiara Kabukuru - American model of Ugandan descent best known for her long time campaign with CoverGirl Cosmetics. 

  •  Janet Langhart - African American model, television journalist and author. 

  •  Noemie Lenoir - French biracial model of Malagasy descent who has appeared in ads for L'Oréal, Gap, and other well-known companies. Has graced the covers of many fashion magazines worldwide.

  •  Donyale Luna - American fashion model of the 1960s and early 1970s. The first black model to appear on the cover of British Vogue

  •  Eva Marcille - The first African-American to win the reality show America's Next Top Model. 

  •  Naima Mora - Winner of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 4. 

  •  Ajuma Nasenyana - Kenyan model who has appeared in catalogue for Issey Miyake and walked the runway for Baby Phat, Ungaro,Vivienne Westwood and the 2006 show for Victoria's Secret. 

  •  Katoucha Niane - Senegalese-French supermodel and outspoken activist against female circumcision. 

  •  Oluchi Onweagba - featured in multiple ad campaigns, including Gianfranco Ferré, Victoria's Secret, Express, Banana Republic, and Ann Taylor. Onweagba's runway experience has been with John Galliano, Christian Dior, Chanel, and Giorgio Armani. 

  •  Keisha Omilana - featured in multiple Pantene print and televisions ads. Keisha is the only black model that Pantene has used on 3 back to back print and television campaigns. Omilana is the world's most versatile black model whose work encompasses fashion modeling, parts modeling, television modeling and editorial. 

  •  Beverly Peele - first African-American to grace the cover of Mademoiselle in 1989.

  •  Eva Pigford - winner of Cycle three of America's Next Top Model 

  •  Saleisha Stowers - winner of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 9 .

  •  Toukie Smith - African American actress and model. Sister of late fashion designer Willi Smith and former long-term partner of actor Robert De Niro. 

  •  Bre Scullark - 2nd runner up of America's Next Top Model, Cycle 5 

  •  Arlenis Sosa - Dominican model who has grcaed the cover of Time Magazine, and has walked many runways, like Derek Lam and Diane von Furstenberg.

  •  Mercedes Scelba-Shorte Runner up of America's Next Top Model in Cycle 2 

  •  Veronica Webb - first Black model to sign with a major cosmetics company (Revlon). 

  •  Alek Wek - Sudanese model who, aside from gracing magazine covers and being featured in ad campaigns, has walked the runway for high-profile fashion designers such as John Galliano, Donna Karan, and Calvin Klein. 

  •  Roshumba Williams - African American model, actress, television host, and correspondent and reality show judge. First became internationally famous for her appearance in the prestigious Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

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