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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

Ermanno Scervino S/S 14 Show
Ermanno Scervino (Shows)
published: September 2013
Opened
play
Philipp Plein S/S 14 Show
Philipp Plein (Shows)
published: September 2013
play
Emilio Pucci S/S 14 Show
Emilio Pucci (Shows)
published: September 2013
Proenza Schouler S/S 14 Show
Proenza Schouler (Shows)
published: September 2013
Singular Beauties
Harper's Bazaar U.S. (Editorial)
published: September 2013
photographer: Karl Lagerfeld
The Queens
Vogue Italia (Other)
published: July 2013
Identity Politics
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: July 2013
photographer: Craig McDean
SURVIVAL OF THE CHICEST
W Magazine (Editorial)
published: June 2013
photographer: Mikael Jansson
Style by Design
WSJ (Editorial)
published: May 2013
photographer: Josh Olins
The Vanishing Underground
Vogue Japan (Editorial)
published: April 2013
photographer: Mikael Jansson