Liya Kebede


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
(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


Saint Laurent Summer 2021 #YSL39 by Anth...
Saint Laurent (Advertising)
published: April 2021
photographer: Juergen Teller
Off-White x Vogue Italia
Vogue.it (Advertorial)
published: March 2021
photographer: Davey Adesida
Holiday Magazine Spring/Summer 2021 Cove...
Holiday Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: March 2021
Zimmermann S/S 2021
Zimmermann (Advertising)
published: February 2021
photographer: Benny Horne
Saint Laurent Resort 2021 Lookbook
Saint Laurent (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: January 2021
photographer: Rory van Millingen
Harper's Bazaar Japan January/February 2...
Harper's Bazaar Japan (Magazine Cover)
published: January 2021
I am Love, I am Liya
Vogue Korea (Editorial)
published: December 2020
photographer: Chris Colls
Vogue Korea December 2020 Covers
Vogue Korea (Magazine Cover)
published: December 2020
photographer: Chris Colls
The Staying Power Of Liya Kebede
Harper's Bazaar U.S. (Editorial)
published: November 2020
photographer: Christopher Anderson
Harper's Bazaar U.S. November 2020 Cover
Harper's Bazaar U.S. (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2020
photographer: Christopher Anderson

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