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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

H&M Fall 2014 Campaign with Liu, Liya an...
H&M (Advertising)
published: Fall 2014
photographer: Lachlan Bailey
Dior Haute Couture Fall 2014 Show
Dior (Shows)
published: July 2014
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Louis Vuitton F/W 14
Louis Vuitton (Advertising)
published: July 2014
PFW SS15 Mens Street Style by Melodie Je...
Models.com (Other)
published: June 2014
photographer: Melodie Jeng
Brand-New Day
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: May 2014
photographer: Annie Leibovitz
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L'Oreal Paris France Summer 2014 Videos
L'Oreal (Advertising)
season: Summer 2014
Through C├ędric's Eyes
Style.com (Editorial)
published: May 2014
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Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015 Show Monaco
Louis Vuitton (Shows)
published: May 2014
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The Mother's Champion
Porter Magazine (Editorial)
season: Summer 2014
photographer: Miguel Reveriego
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Born Free Charity Campaign 2014
Charity Campaign (Advertising)
published: April 2014
credits: Designer, Model
photographer: Patrick Demarchelier