Liya Kebede

Model, other credits: Designer, Writer



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


Joe Fresh S/S 16
Joe Fresh (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
3.1 Phillip Lim S/S 16
3.1 Phillip Lim (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
photographer: Viviane Sassen
Alberta Ferretti S/S 2016
Alberta Ferretti (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
photographer: Peter Lindbergh
Madame Figaro February 26th Cover
Madame Figaro (Magazine Cover)
published: 02/26/2016
Liya Kebede - K Codes et Attitudes
Madame Figaro (Editorial)
published: 02/26/2016
Yeezy F/W 16 Show
Yeezy (Shows)
published: 02/11/2016
L'Oreal Contract 2016
L'Oreal (Advertising)
published: January 2016
Tour du monde
Vogue Germany (Editorial)
published: December 2015
photographer: Giampaolo Sgura
L'Oreal Paris Color Riche Christmas 2015
L'Oreal (Advertising)
published: December 2015
photographer: Kenneth Willardt
Liya Kebede
Air France Madame (Editorial)
published: December 2015
photographer: Yelena Yemchuk