Liya Kebede

Ph: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin | Donna Karan Woman Fragrance F/W 12
Other credits: Designer, Writer

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biography

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.

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Bottega Veneta S/S 16 Show
Bottega Veneta (Shows)
published: 09/26/2015
Versace S/S 16 Show
Versace (Shows)
published: 09/25/2015
Emilio Pucci S/S 16 Show
Emilio Pucci (Shows)
published: 09/24/2015
Louis Vuitton
Another Magazine (Editorial)
season: Fall/Winter 2015
photographer: Juergen Teller
PFW SS16 Street Style Part 2
models.com (Other)
published: September 2015
photographer: Melodie Jeng
NYFW SS16 Street Style Part 2
models.com (Other)
published: September 2015
photographer: Melodie Jeng
Grazia France August 7, 2015 Cover
Grazia France (Magazine Cover)
published: 08/07/2015
photographer: Jason Kim
L'Oreal Paris Advance Hairstyle 2015
L'Oreal (Advertising)
published: Fall 2015
Walk this Way
Porter Magazine (Editorial)
published: August 2015
photographer: Chris Colls
Liya and Michael B. Jordan
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: August 2015
photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
 

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