Liya Kebede

Ph: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin | Donna Karan Woman Fragrance F/W 12
Other credits: Designer, Journalist

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Nationality: Ethiopia
Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Liya moved to Paris at the age of 18. Her modeling career took off as a year later she debuted at the spring Ralph Lauren and BCBG Max Azria shows, and was also personally selected by Tom Ford for an exclusive contract for the Gucci Fall/Winter 2000 fashion show. She gained still more attention as the entire May 2002 edition of Paris Vogue was dedicated to her. Kebede has been seen on the covers of Italian, Japanese, American, French and Spanish Vogue, V, Flair, i-D and Time's Style & Design, and has been featured in ad campaigns including those for Gap, Yves Saint-Laurent, Victoria's Secret, Emanuel Ungaro, Tommy Hilfiger, Revlon, Dolce & Gabbana, Escada and Louis Vuitton. In 2003, she made history becoming the first ever black model to represent cosmetic company Estee Lauder. She is also an activist, serving as the Goodwill Ambassador for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health for the World Health Organization. She has two children with husband Kassy Kebede.

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Louis Vuitton F/W 15 Show
Louis Vuitton (Shows)
published: 03/11/2015
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Legs Not Doors Film March 2015
Proenza Schouler (Editorial)
published: March 2015
photographer: Harley Weir
PFW FW15 Street Style Part 1
models.com (Other)
published: March 2015
photographer: Melodie Jeng
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L'Oreal COLOR RICHE Spring 2015 by Bruno...
L'Oreal (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2015
photographer: Bruno Aveillan
Louis Vuitton Spirit of Travel Campaign ...
Louis Vuitton (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2015
photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
The Last Magazine Spring 2015 Cover
The Last Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Spring/Summer 2015
photographer: Maciek Kobielski
Proenza Schouler F/W 15 Show
Proenza Schouler (Shows)
published: 02/18/2015
Lindex Spring 2015 #superrolemodel campa...
Lindex (Advertising)
published: Spring 2015
photographer: Chris Colls
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L'Oreal The Brush Contest Spring 2015
L'Oreal (Advertising)
published: January 2015
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L'Oreal Feria Black Spring 2015
L'Oreal (Advertising)
published: Spring 2015
 

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