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Celebrity Style: R.I.P. Supermodel Naomi Sims

August 7, 2009

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Sims was considered the “first black supermodel” for appearing on the cover of Ladies Home Journal in November 1968, a time when African-American models were few and far between.

… She subsequently modeled for designers like Halston, Fernando Sánchez, Teal Traina, and Giorgio di Sant’Angelo. She also appeared on many other magazine covers, and two images– a 1969 cover of LIFE and a 1967 New York Times fashion magazine over–are on display in the Metropolitan Museum’s “The Model As Muse” exhibit.

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