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Liya Kebede

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Other credits: Designer, Writer

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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 (in) Bust (in) Waist (in) Hips (in) Shoe (us)
Black Brown 5ft 10in 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

Joie de Vivre
British Vogue (Editorial)
published: March 2019
photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Agnona F/W 19 Show
AGNONA (Shows)
published: 02/23/2019
Opened
Salvatore Ferragamo F/W 19 Show
Salvatore Ferragamo (Shows)
published: 02/23/2019
Opened
Personal Best
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: February 2019
photographer: Bibi Cornejo Borthwick
Valentino Haute Couture Spring 2019 Show
Valentino (Shows)
published: 01/23/2019
Moncler Spring 2019: One House, Differen...
Moncler (Advertising)
published: Spring 2019
photographer: Thomas Lohr
Marie Claire France January 2019 Covers
Marie Claire France (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2019
photographer: Danny Lowe
Mère et Mannequin Liya Kebede
Marie Claire France (Editorial)
published: January 2019
photographer: Danny Lowe
play
Volume Million Lashes
L'Oreal (Advertising)
season: Winter 2018
L'Oréal x Isabel Marant
L'Oreal (Advertising)
published: October 2018
photographer: Claudia Revidat

Liya Kebede in the news:

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

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