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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 13 9 13 8.5

updates

J. Crew by Drake Fall 2016
J. Crew (Advertising)
published: Fall 2016
Giorgio Armani New Normal Fall 2016 Camp...
Giorgio Armani (Advertising)
published: July 2016
photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Singular Obsessions
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: July 2016
photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Mother of Invention
Town & Country (Editorial)
published: June 2016
photographer: Matthew Brookes
L'Oreal Paris Make Up Fall 2016
L'Oreal (Advertising)
published: June 2016
photographer: Kenneth Willardt
Love by Mario Sorrenti
Vogue Italia (Editorial)
published: June 2016
photographer: Mario Sorrenti
LOUIS VUITTON Nicolas Ghesquière
MFF Magazine (Editorial)
published: May 2016
photographer: Juergen Teller
May 2016 Covers THE WOWNESS
MFF Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2016
enchanting Women.
Vogue Italia (Editorial)
published: April 2016
photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
A New Way To See Supermodels
Harper's Bazaar U.S. (Editorial)
published: April 2016
photographer: Jason Schmidt