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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 81 58 86 8.5

updates

L'Officiel November 2015 Covers
L'Officiel (Magazine Cover)
published: November 2015
photographer: Simon Emmett
Loewe S/S 16 Show
Loewe (Shows)
published: 10/02/2015
Isabel Marant S/S 16 Show
Isabel Marant (Shows)
published: 10/02/2015
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