Liya Kebede

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

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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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Lacoste S/S 11
Lacoste (Advertising)
season: Spring/Summer 2011
photographer: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
A Woman Apart
Marie Claire Magazine (Editorial)
published: February 2011
photographer: David Roemer
Gifted: Liya Kebede and Guy Hendrix Dyas
The NY Times T Magazine (Editorial)
published: December 2010
photographer: Sebastian Kim
H&M Holiday 2010 Campaign
H&M (Advertising)
published: November 2010
photographer: Daniel Jackson
I Like Mint Flavour Lip Gloss
i-D Magazine (Editorial)
published: October 2010
photographer: Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi
i-D Magazine Fall 2010 Five Covers
i-D Magazine (Magazine Cover)
published: October 2010
photographers: Emma Summerton, Daniele Duella and Iango Henzi, Marcel Door
Aol.25 years campaign: Aol. Original F/W...
Various Campaigns (Advertising)
season: Fall/Winter 2010
NEW YORK!
V Magazine (Editorial)
published: September 2010
photographer: Mario Testino
Tom Ford S/S 11 Special Presentation Sho...
Tom Ford (Shows)
published: September 2010
oh, what a night!
American Vogue (Editorial)
published: September 2010
photographer: Peter Lindbergh
 

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