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First Black Supermodel

Naomi Sims' 1920s Style

The Huffington Post | Amanda McGowan | Posted 12.06.2012 | Style

Naomi Sims had an unlikely rise to the top. She came from a troubled home, spent time in foster care and was ostracized by her peers for her height (s...

25 Black Models Who Broke Barriers

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Before Chanel Iman appeared on the covers of American Vogue and Italian Elle, and before Jourdan Dunn became the first black model to walk Prada's run...

Salvador Dali's Favorite Supermodel

Ben Arogundade | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Ben Arogundade

The renowned surrealist painter Salvador Dali's meeting with seminal African-American supermodel, Donyale Luna, at his hideaway in the Spanish fishing village of Cadaqués, Catalonia in 1966 marked an amazing moment where art and beauty collide.

Naomi Sims, 'First Black Supermodel,' Dead At 61 (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post via New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

The New York Times reports that model Naomi Sims died on Saturday at age 61. The cause of death was cancer. Sims was considered the "first black supe...