Top 10 Black Female Models in Fashion

The fashion industry today is filled with different people with different nationalities. Black people are some of those who dominate the fashion industry. In this regard, here are the top 10 black female models who managed to carve its name in the industry:

10. Jourdan Dunn

Jourdan Dunn

This British fashion model is currently 24 years old. It was way back in 2006 when she was discovered while shopping in Hammersmith Primark. The British Vogue magazine branded her as the “new star”. She experienced walking in the runway, modeling the creations of Alexander McQueen, Matthew Williamson, and Chanel.

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9. Sessilee Lopez

Sessilee Lopez

This American fashion model is currently 26 years of age. She already experienced working with the world’s top magazines as cover girl such as Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Allure, and Vogue. She also experienced walking in the runway while wearing the creations of popular designers like Emporio Armani and Zac Posen.

8. Jessica White

Jessica White

She’s an American fashion model who was discovered way back in the year 2000. She was born on June 21, 1984 and she’s currently 31 years of age. Aside from being a model, she’s also an occasional actress. She already graced the covers of Sports Illustrated magazine as well as Harper’s Bazaar.

7. Alek Wek

Alek Wek

This 38-year-old fashion model is British-South Sudanese in nationality. She’s one of those people who managed to change the people’s perception towards beauty in the fashion industry. She experienced walking in the runway wearing the creations of famous fashion designers like Christian Dior, Alexander McQueen, and Ralph Lauren.

6. Kimora Lee Simmons

Kimora Lee Simmons

Before she became a famous American TV personality, she firstly rocked the fashion world. Way back in 1989, she was the one who closed the Chanel couture fashion show. Currently, she’s 40 years of age.

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5. Chanel Iman

Chanel Iman

This 24-year-old American fashion model is well known for being one of the gorgeous Victoria’s Angels. At the young age of 16, she already experienced walking in the runway wearing the masterpieces of famous fashion designers like Valentino, Derek Lam, and Marc Jacobs.

4. Liya Kebede

Liya Kebede

This Ethiopian fashion model is currently 37 years old. She’s also an actress, clothing designer, and maternal health advocate. She’s the very first black model who signed a contract in the world-renowned product brand Estee Lauder. She experienced working in several famous fashion brands like Chanel, YSL, and Gucci.

3. Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks

Aside from being a successful fashion model, this 41-year-old woman is also an actress, author, talk show host, and producer. She’s the very first black model who became the cover girl in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue magazine. She also graced several other magazines like GQ and Maxim.

2. Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

This English fashion model is branded to be the “Queen of the Runway”. Aside from being a fashion model, she’s also an author, singer, and actress. She was discovered at the age of 15. She’s the very first black model who graced the cover of British Vogue magazine.

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1. Iman


The real name of this supermodel is Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid. She’s a Somali-American entrepreneur and actress apart from being a successful fashion model. She was discovered at the age of 20. From that day on, she consistently rocked the world of fashion with her beautiful black skin.

These are the top 10 black female models in the fashion industry. Know their stories and be inspired by them.

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