BLACK VOICES
02/06/2013 01:28 pm ET

Veronica Webb: First Black Model To Land Major Beauty Campaign (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

In celebration of Black History Month we're looking back at groundbreaking moments in fashion, beauty and beyond. There are plenty of firsts, little-known facts and milestones that deserve to be highlighted--so we're doing just that!

WHO: Veronica Webb, supermodel/writer/actress/fashion designer

THE MAJOR MOMENT: In 1992, Veronica became the first African-American model to ink an exclusive contract with a major beauty brand when she teamed up with Revlon. The Detroit-native's multi-million dollar deal helped launch Revlon's Color Style line, a collection of makeup exclusively made for women of color, with a high-energy and entertaining campaign. She instantly became a fashion industry darling and a favorite of fashion designer big wigs like Azzedine Alaia and Karl Lagerfeld. In addition, her stunning good looks and personal style landed her on Vogue's coveted Best-Dressed List not once, or twice--but three times.

THE CAMPAIGN:

FAB FACT: Veronica has also dabbled in acting. She has appeared in several music videos, TV shows and movies, including two Spike Lee joints-- "Jungle Fever" and "Malcolm X." She also co-hosted the first season of Bravo's "Tim Gunn's Guide To Style" in 2007.

FAST FORWARD: These days Veronica is a mother of two daughters, Leila Rose and Molly Blue, and in a relationship with businessman, Chris DelGatto. She is also focused on a new project--her signature clothing line, Royalton by Veronica Webb. The collection, which is sold exclusively on OpenSky, features printed tunics, classic-with-a-twist cardigans and luxe t-shirts.

"Working with designers has taught me how to be daring with color and patterns and how take a simple blouse like the Leila or the Aly tunic from my collection in any direction by using surprising colors in accessories," Veronica told The Huffington Post.

Check out the slideshow below for a look at Veronica's Royalton collection and some of our favorite pics of the supermodel!

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Veronica Webb
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