4.03.2008

Donyale Luna


Donyale Luna (1945-1979) was the first black supermodel, cover girl and the first model of ethnic origin to appear on Vogue, appearing on the March 1966 issue.
Born Peggy Anne Freeman on Jan. 1, 1945, Luna was described by a relative as “a very weird child, even from birth, living in a wonderland, a dream.” Her mother wanted her to be a nurse, but after being discovered by British fashion photographer David McCabe, Luna became the first black woman to be featured on a U.S. fashion magazine: the January 1965 issue of Harper’s Bazaar.

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1 comment:

zyairasha said...

Donyale Luna is a true inspiration to all inspiring models. Wish she was here to see all the doors she helped open up. Adore tu Sra. Luna!!
*Zy