Liya Kebede

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

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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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L'Oreal Paris #READMYLIPS - Infaillible ...
L'Oreal (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
director: Jonas Akerlund
J. Crew Eyewear Fall 2016
J. Crew (Advertising)
published: March 2016
PFW FW16 Street Style Part II
models.com (Other)
published: March 2016
photographer: Melodie Jeng
Loewe F/W 2016
Loewe (Advertising)
published: March 2016
photographer: Steven Meisel
T Galleria by DFS S/S 2016
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
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L’Oréal Paris Studio Pro 2016
L'Oreal (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
director: Barnaby Roper
Joe Fresh S/S 16
Joe Fresh (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
3.1 Phillip Lim S/S 16
3.1 Phillip Lim (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
photographer: Viviane Sassen
Alberta Ferretti S/S 2016
Alberta Ferretti (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Madame Figaro February 26th Cover
Madame Figaro (Magazine Cover)
published: 02/26/2016
 

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