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Liya Kebede

Model, 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

Louis Vuitton S/S 18 Show
Louis Vuitton (Shows)
published: 10/03/2017
L'Oréal S/S 18 Show
L'Oreal (Shows)
published: 10/01/2017
Calvin Klein S/S 18 Show
Calvin Klein (Shows)
published: 09/07/2017
Calvin Klein Eternity Fragrance 2017
Calvin Klein (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2017
photographer: Willy Vanderperre
Holt Renfrew Magazine Fall/Winter 2017 C...
Holt Renfrew (Magazine Cover)
season: Fall/Winter 2017
Liya
Vogue Korea (Editorial)
published: August 2017
photographer: Hyea W. Kang
Vogue Korea August 2017 Covers
Vogue Korea (Magazine Cover)
published: August 2017
photographer: Hyea W. Kang
Cannes Film Festival
L'Oreal (Other)
published: May 2017
photographer: Jonas Bresnan
Céline F/W 17 Show
Céline (Shows)
published: 03/05/2017
Loewe F/W 17 Show
Loewe (Shows)
published: 03/03/2017
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Liya Kebede in the news:

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

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