Vogue Paris Features First Black Model In 5 Years On Their May 2015 Issue! [Photo]
Paris’ fashion scene is drastically evolving! Ethiopian model Liya Kebede covering Vogue Paris’ May 2015 issue is only the most recent shift in Paris’ multicultural spike. With changes happening in the romantic city which is that of the 1930’s & the 1960’s, when black artists and musicians had a greater chance, and foundation to explore in there. The glamorous city has been extremely welcoming to black culture as a whole recently, Saint Heron perfectly explains how:
The first slice of 2015 has seen major multicultural strides from Paris. First, Paris’ fashion scene has repeatedly embraced and showcased Black models. Like a warm gradient, ebony-toned model Aamito Stacie Lagum opened Balenciaga’s Fall 2015 presentation followed by Black and Dominican models Nykhor Paul and Lineisy Montero. Céline also showed major love as model Karly Loyce rocked gorgeous kinks and Montero made an additional appearance with the major Parisian house. We’re still very much in love with Kenyan model Malaika Firth’s amazing editorial with Elle Paris, where she served killer 70’s vibes with the ‘fro to match.
R&B stirs into the mix through Fashion Week appearances and collaborations. French-Cuban twins Ibeyi took the stage at label Agnes B‘s Fall 2015 presentation to perform their riveting tune, “River.” Our very own Solange Knowles teamed up with label Eleven Paris for their Spring Summer 2015 campaign and Rihanna became the first Black spokeswoman for iconic French house, Dior.
Paris’ natural tastemaking abilities are definitely in tune and on point this year. Hopefully we’re in the midst of a cultural Renaissance where women of color continue to grab profitable collaborations within fashion.
Check out our photo gallery above for the tasteful cover of Vogue Paris May 2015!