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Liya Kebede

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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

Alberta Ferretti F/W 18
Alberta Ferretti (Advertising)
published: June 2018
photographer: David Sims
Liya
Grazia France (Editorial)
published: 06/01/2018
Grazia France 06/01/2018 Cover
Grazia France (Magazine Cover)
published: 06/01/2018
Marie Claire Netherlands June 2018 Cover
Marie Claire Netherlands (Magazine Cover)
published: June 2018
Sleeping Beauties
Vogue Paris (Editorial)
published: April 2018
photographer: Inez and Vinoodh
PFW Make-up Trends
L'Oreal (Advertising)
published: April 2018
photographer: Fernando Gomez
Alexander McQueen F/W 18 Show
Alexander McQueen (Shows)
published: 03/05/2018
Unconditional Magazine Spring/Summer 201...
Unconditional Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Spring/Summer 2018
photographer: Alexandra Nataf
Liya
Unconditional Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2018
photographer: Alexandra Nataf
Prada S/S 18 Special Project
Prada (Advertorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2018
photographer: Ethan James Green

Liya Kebede in the news:

Models.com: MDX
Models.com: Of the Minute
Models.com: Daily Feed

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