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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.
Hair Eyes
Black Brown

updates

Liya and Michael B. Jordan
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: August 2015
photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
J. Crew Fall 2015
J. Crew (Advertising)
published: Fall 2015
photographer: Nagi Sakai
Liya Kebede
Grazia France (Editorial)
published: August 2015
photographer: Jason Kim
Proenza Schouler F/W 2015
Proenza Schouler (Advertising)
published: August 2015
photographer: David Sims
The Face
The New York Times Style Magazine (Editorial)
published: 06/14/2015
photographer: Craig McDean
Grazia China x Michael Kors Met Gala 201...
Grazia China (Other)
published: May 2015
Paris Icons
MFF Magazine (Editorial)
published: May 2015
Parlez Vous Francais?
Vogue Paris (Editorial)
published: May 2015
photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Et Dieu créa Liya...
Vogue Paris (Editorial)
published: May 2015
photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin
Vogue Paris May 2015 Cover
Vogue Paris (Magazine Cover)
published: May 2015
photographer: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin