Valentine’s Day Edition: Black Fashion History, First Black Supermodel #NYFW

Do you know who the first black supermodel is? Donyale Luna born Peggy Ann Freeman in Detroit, Michigan. I honestly never heard that name. But, here she is gracing the March 1966 cover of British Vogue, 49 years ago next month. She was on the cover eight years prior to known Supermodel Beverly Johnson covered American Vogue. Perhaps we don’t know much about her because her life ended so young or because she covered the British rather than American Vogue. Either way she and the great models before were a stepping stone to all the covers we now grace.

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Donyale Luna

Enjoy this retrospective of the beautiful black women then & now that grace the covers and walk the runways. We come in all shades & sizes…

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Bethann Hardison & Beverly Johnson

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Marquita Pring, Liris Crosse, Saffi Kauna, & Anita Marshall

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Iman, Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell & Grace Jones, Kimora Lee Simmons

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Toccara Jones, Sharon Quinn, Christina Mendez, & Jordan Tesfay

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Alek Wek, Jessica White, Arlenis Sosa, Selita Ebanks

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Lisa Visagie, Anansa Sims, Teiko Dornor & Jordan Borgella

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Danielle Evans, Lyndsey Scott, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Liya Kebede

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Ubah Hassan, Ajak Deng, Gorgie Badiel Riley Montana & Senait Gidey, Yasmin Warsame

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Sessilee Lopez, Malaika Firth, Chanel Iman, Winnie Harlow

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Kinee Diouf

Appreciate the beauty & love in everyone from the inside out….

Happy Valentine’s Day❤️

Photo Credits: Vogue, Essence, Plus Model Mag

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