Liya Kebede

Ph: Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin | Donna Karan Woman Fragrance F/W 12
Other credits: Designer, Journalist

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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.

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Through C├ędric's Eyes
Style.com (Editorial)
published: May 2014
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Louis Vuitton Cruise 2015 Show Monaco
Louis Vuitton (Shows)
published: May 2014
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The Mother's Champion
Porter Magazine (Editorial)
season: Summer 2014
photographer: Miguel Reveriego
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Born Free Charity Campaign 2014
Charity Campaign (Advertising)
published: April 2014
credits: Designer, Model
photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
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L'Oreal Paris Prodigy March 2014
L'Oreal (Advertising)
published: March 2014
Bethann Hardison and Liya Kebede talk di...
Document Journal (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2014
credits: Journalist
photographer: Mark Abrahams
BOY WONDERS
Elle (Editorial)
published: March 2014
Liya Kebede
Vamp Magazine (Editorial)
season: Spring/Summer 2014
photographer: Paola Kudacki
Vamp S/S 14 Covers
Vamp Magazine (Magazine Cover)
season: Spring/Summer 2014
Louis Vuitton F/W 14 Show
Louis Vuitton (Shows)
published: March 2014
 

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