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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

Lindex Christmas 2014
Lindex (Advertising)
published: October 2014
Liya Kebede
Marie Claire France (Editorial)
published: October 2014
photographer: Tiziano Magni
Marie Claire France October 2014 Cover
Marie Claire France (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2014
photographer: Tiziano Magni
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Louis Vuitton S/S 15 Show
Louis Vuitton (Shows)
published: 09/30/2014
Neiman Marcus September 2014
Neiman Marcus (Lookbook/Catalog)
published: September 2014
photographer: Ruven Afanador
PFW SS15 Street Style Part I
Models.com (Other)
published: September 2014
photographer: Melodie Jeng
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