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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.

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

Liya Kebede
Vamp Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2014
photographer: Paola Kudacki
Vamp S/S 14 Covers
Vamp Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Spring/Summer 2014
Louis Vuitton F/W 14 Show
Louis Vuitton (Shows)
published: March 2014
Prabal Gurung S/S 14 Campaign
Prabal Gurung (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2014
photographer: Daniel Jackson
L'Oreal Contract 2014 (S/S 14)
L'Oreal (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2014
photographer: Kenneth Willardt
Elle France Feb 28, 2014 Covers
Elle France (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2014
Elle Germany February 2014 Cover (reprin...
Elle Germany (Magazine Cover)
published: February 2014
The Woman Who Knows What Women Want
The New York Times Style Magazine (Editorial)
published: Spring 2014
photographer: Karim Sadli
LIya Kebede
Vogue Italia (Editorial)
published: January 2014
photographer: Yelena Yemchuk
Flower Girls
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: January 2014
photographer: Mikael Jansson