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Liya Kebede

Model, other credits: Designer, Writer

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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

Cannes Film Festival 2016
L'Oreal (Other)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
photographer: Jonas Bresnan
play
L'Oreal Paris #READMYLIPS - Infaillible ...
L'Oreal (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
director: Jonas Akerlund
J. Crew Eyewear Fall 2016
J. Crew (Advertising)
published: March 2016
PFW FW16 Street Style Part II
Models.com (Other)
published: March 2016
photographer: Melodie Jeng
Loewe F/W 2016
Loewe (Advertising)
published: March 2016
photographer: Steven Meisel
T Galleria by DFS S/S 2016
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
play
L’Oréal Paris Studio Pro 2016
L'Oreal (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2016
director: Barnaby Roper
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