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Liya Kebede

Model, 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.
Hair Eyes
Black Brown

updates

System Magazine n.4 F/W 14 Covers
System Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Fall/Winter 2014
photographer: Juergen Teller
Rika F/W 2014 Covers
Rika Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Fall/Winter 2014
Mango Premium F/W 2014
Mango (Lookbook/Catalog)
season: Fall/Winter 2014
Liya
Rika Magazine (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2014
photographer: Ward Ivan Rafik
Faces
CR Fashion Book (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2014
photographer: Johnny Dufort
Conde Nast Traveler September 2014 Cover
Conde Nast Traveler (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2014
photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
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Louis Vuitton Celebrating Monogram Campa...
Louis Vuitton (Advertising)
published: September 2014
photographer: Steven Meisel
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Vogue Italia September 2014 Cover
Vogue Italia (Magazine Cover)
published: September 2014
photographer: Steven Meisel
Photographed by Steven Meisel
Vogue Italia (Editorial)
published: September 2014
photographer: Steven Meisel
Model Moms and Their Children in Vogue
VOGUE.com (Other)
published: August 2014