BLACK VOICES
07/12/2013 08:26 am ET Updated Sep 11, 2013

The First Black Supermodel, Whom History Forgot

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Fashion has a notoriously complicated history when it comes to black models, but the past month felt particularly loaded with talking points: Prada hired their first black model for a campaign in nineteen years; Kinee Diouf became the first black model on the cover of Vogue Netherlands, months after the magazine had painted a white model in "blackface"; and then Raf Simons cast black runway models - six of them - in his Dior couture show for the first time since he arrived at the house.

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