Here are 8 remarkable Black women who changed fashion history.
Donyale Luna was the first Black Supermodel. She appeared on the scene in 1965 when she moved to New York City from her native Detroit, Michigan to start her modeling career. Born Peggy Freeman she was discovered by photographer David McCage. A sketch of the 6’2 beauty was published in Harper’s Bazaar in 1965. Donyale […]
In March 1966, Donyale Luna became the first black model to grace the cover of British Vogue. Supermodel Beverly Johnson holds the history of being the first black woman on the U.S. edition of Vogue, but that was eight years after Luna’s photos were published. A beauty icon, Luna’s likeness was later copied as a mannequin […]