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.


L'Oreal Feria Black Spring 2015
L'Oreal (Advertising)
published: Spring 2015
Nicolas Ghesquière’s Louis Vuitton
WSJ (Editorial)
published: November 2014
photographer: Jamie Hawkesworth
Marie Claire Netherlands November 2014 C...
Marie Claire Netherlands (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2014
photographer: Tiziano Magni
Lindex Christmas 2014
Lindex (Advertising)
published: October 2014
Liya Kebede
Marie Claire France (Editorial)
published: October 2014
photographer: Tiziano Magni
Marie Claire France October 2014 Cover
Marie Claire France (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2014
photographer: Tiziano Magni
Louis Vuitton S/S 15 Show
Louis Vuitton (Shows)
published: 09/30/2014
Neiman Marcus September 2014
Neiman Marcus (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: September 2014
photographer: Ruven Afanador
PFW SS15 Street Style Part I (Other)
published: September 2014
photographer: Melodie Jeng
System Magazine n.4 F/W 14 Covers
System Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Fall/Winter 2014
photographer: Juergen Teller

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