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.
Enjoy this retrospective of the beautiful black women then & now that grace the covers and walk the runways. We come in all shades & sizes…
Appreciate the beauty & love in everyone from the inside out….
Happy Valentine’s Day❤️
Photo Credits: Vogue, Essence, Plus Model Mag