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Naomi Sims 1948 – 2009: The world’s first black supermodel

Models like Adrienne Fidelin, Dorothea Towles Church and Donyale Luna may have paved the way, but Halston called her the first black supermodel. She posed with Andy Warhol for an iconic cover of Interview in 1972 and was the first female model of African descent featured on the covers of Ladies Home Journal in November [...]