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Fashion Icons: Iman

20 Jun

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Iman, born Iman Abdulmajid, the daughter of a diplomat, left her native  Somalia as a refugee. Then, when she was a student at Nairobi University, fashion photographer Peter Beard approached her to ask if  she had had her picture taken before. At first she thought he meant ever. She  was soon to leave Kenya, to make her first print appearance in Vogue, to  become a familiar face on runways around the world and one of the first black  supermodels. Iman officially retired from modeling in 1989, but she has  continued to influence the industry. Her eponymous cosmetics line caters to  women with skin colors that are underserved by mainstream makeup. She is an  actor, the author of two books and an outspoken activist for human rights  causes. She has been married to David Bowie for two decades and, in 2010,  received the Fashion Icon award from the Council of Fashion  Designers of America.

Beauty comes in all shapes and forms from all around the world.

 

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