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Liya Kebede

Ph: Cedric Bihr | Liya Kebede Model Citizen

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Other credits: Designer, Writer

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biography

Birth Date: March 1, 1978
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.

Convert in / cm
Hair Eyes Height
(ft in)
Bust (in) Waist (in) Hips (in) Shoe (us)
Black Brown 5' 10.5" 32" 23" 34" 8.5
Hair Eyes Height (cm) Bust (cm) Waist (cm) Hips (cm) Shoe (us)
Black Brown 179 81 58 86 8.5

updates

Holt Renfrew Spring 2020
Holt Renfrew (Advertising)
published: April 2020
Vanity Fair Italia April 2020 Covers
Vanity Fair Italia (Magazine Cover)
published: April 2020
PFW FW20 Street Style Days 7 & 8
Models.com (Other)
published: March 2020
photographer: Melodie Jeng
PFW FW20 Street Style Days 5 & 6
Models.com (Other)
published: March 2020
photographer: Melodie Jeng
Balmain F/W 20 Show
Balmain (Shows)
published: 02/28/2020
Opened
Bottega Veneta F/W 20 Show
Bottega Veneta (Shows)
published: 02/22/2020
Fendi F/W 20 Show
Fendi (Shows)
published: 02/20/2020
Marc Jacobs F/W 20 Show
Marc Jacobs (Shows)
published: 02/12/2020
Longchamp F/W 20 Show
Longchamp (Shows)
published: 02/08/2020
Closed
PFW FW20 Street Style Days 3 & 4
Models.com (Other)
published: February 2020
photographer: Melodie Jeng

Liya Kebede in the news:

Models.com: MDX
Models.com: Of the Minute

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