Edited by Azizi Powell
This post presents videos that showcase nine famous Black female fashion models.
The content of this post is presented for historical, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.
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Example #1: Donyale Luna - Black Supermodel In The Fast Lane
jerette09s, Uploaded on Aug 16, 2011
http://modelland.atspace.co.uk Before Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell there was Donyale Luna born Peggy Ann Freeman - The first black woman supermodel. This African American fashion model beauty from detroit was the first of the black models to appear in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar as a cover girl and was photographed by Richard Avedon. The New York Times wrote several articles on her. She was the new black Chic. This modeling trail blazer was the first african american to appear with natural hair in a fashion magazine. She was a Andy Warhol super star and appeared in several of his movies. She portrayed the witch Oenothea in In Federico Fellini's Satyricon. Also she was in Otto Preminger comedy Skidoo . Donyale Luna lived a glamous life with fast company. She hung with the Rolling Stones in Europe. Donyale was always mysterious, contradictory, evasive according to her life long friend and ex beau Sanders Bryant who knew her in high school. She denied her negro roots. She claimed her backgound to be mexican, Irish, egyptian anything but african american. The only thing she could not deny was that her gender was femme. Unfortunately she was in to LSD and drugs and died in Rome, Italy of an accidental drug overdose at age 33
Example #2: R.I.P Naomi Sims 1948-2009
Marcel LeVasseur, Uploaded on Aug 5, 2009
MARCH 30, 1948 - AUGUST 1, 2009 IN LOVING MEMORY OF A GREAT SUPERMODEL, MUSE, VISIONARY, BUSINESS WOMAN
The name of the first song is (Queen Of Me) by Natalie Brown
The Second Song Is called (I Wonder) by Natalie Brown…
all of witch are from the R&B/Soul genre
Example #3: African American Firsts [Beverly Johnson]
localworldnews, Uploaded on Mar 9, 2009
She was told she'd never be on the cover of Vogue. She proved them wrong. Beverly Johnson speaks to CNN's Don Lemon.
Example #4: Iman modeling 1989
andres andrade, Uploaded on Feb 1, 2010
Iman supermodel 1989
Example #5: Naomi Campbell Catwalk Compilation
catwalk90s, Uploaded on Aug 11, 2007
Naomi Campbell on the runway from 1991 to 1997.
Example #6: Tyra Banks on the Catwalk
catwalk90s, Uploaded on Jan 7, 2009
Supermodel / TV personality Tyra Banks on the fashion runway. Most clips are from the 1993 to 1996 period with the main exception being the stuff from VS. Designers include Victoria's Secret, Todd Oldham, Isaac Mizrahi, Nicole Miller and a few others. Enjoy!
Example #7: fashiontv | FTV.com - MODELS ALEK WEK FEM AH 2004/2005
fashiontv, Uploaded on Jun 26, 2007
Fashion TV presents, a collection of fashion shows with fashion model Alek Wek
Example #8: fashiontv | FTV.com - JOURDAN DUNN--FIRST FACES S/S 2009 MILAN FASHION WEEK
FashionTV Uploaded on Apr 9, 2010
Jourdan Dunn first faces Woman Spring Summer 2009 Milan Fashion Week
Performer: Larry Heard
Title: """ Sun cant compare"
Example #9: Chanel Iman, Top Model | FashionTV 15th Anniversary Special
fashiontv, Published on Apr 16, 2012
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/17/black-models_n_1246594.html 25 Influential Black Models (PHOTOS)
http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2011/12/grandassa-models-birth-of-black-is.html Grandassa Models & The Birth Of The Black Is Beautiful Movement
"The Code Word The Fashion Industry Uses To Justify This Nasty Practice" [interview with African American former supermodel Bethann Hardison] Curated by Franchesca Ramsey
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