We return to the fray with new faces (and not so new) world of the catwalk. It is the case of our protagonist today, Liya Kebede, an exotic note within the fashion world, and every year has its share of ownership in the current panorama.
And is that despite his age, 29 years old, Liya Kebede endures with great class and style the onslaught of the new face, which seem to wipe out everything you had before your arrival.
Born in Ethiopia, more specifically, in its capital Addis Ababa in in 1980, comes from a well positioned family. His studies took place in his native country, more specifically in the French school, which earned him to delve into the world of fashion and emulate his idolized Naomi Campbell.
And that it would be in the same French school, where would know a French Art Director. This director was amazed traits so thin and delicate of our protagonist who did not hesitate to ask it if it had some happy to put you in touch with an agent of his friend Paris fashion.
The agent saw future in our protagonist with whom he agreed a trip to Paris as soon as he completed his studies. And so it was, in the year 1998 already it would be in the French capital learning all the secrets of the runways and only a year later, with 18 years already we would see it paraded for two designers, specifically for BCBG Max Azria y Ralph Lauren.
One year later Tom Ford, all a visionary in the world of the models put their eyes on it and already liked her as indispensable to its parade of Gucci, which earned him to consolidate and become with a hole in the hard world of the tops.
He later moved to New York where would give birth to her first child in 2001. Was no impediment, just a season would be lost, and the following month to light already would parade, in fact already awaited him with his first big advertising contract with Yves Saint Laurent at the end of 2001.
From 2002 to 2004, would be the time of splendor of Liya Kebede. During those years was a fixed on the catwalk for many designers, more than 60 per season, parading for the best. From Balenciaga up to Chanel, passing by Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren and of course Yves Saint Laurent.
Also during those years would sign contracts to be image of Dolce & Gabbana, Tommy Hilfiger and the signing of cosmetics Estee Lauder in 2003, and in 2004 it would be of Tiffany’s & co., Louis Vuitton, Escada y Balenciaga, among others.
His covers captured during those years would also be countless. In 2002 would be home of Vogue France and also of Vogue Russia, appearing in top less next to Karolína Kurková and Carmen Kass.
Also significant was his appearance on the cover of Vogue USA in September 2004 where would appear as one of the top models in the coming years appearing to carving models ed Gisele Bündchen and Natalia Vodianova and other 7 models.
But when everything seemed to indicate that we were before the new Naomi Campbell become pregnant for the second time. It was 2005 and thereafter begin to lose their pace on the catwalks considerably, does the same with his public appearances, nor with the covers, we would even see it in the cinema of Nicolas Cage in the film “The Lord of war” and next Angelina Jolie and Matt Damon in the film “The good Shepherd”.
These appearances, along with some campaigns made in 2006 and 2007 as of Givenchy and Gap, they made the contribution of Liya Kebede continue to rise while you parade less and less, becoming one of the models which further revenue was.
In 2008 we have seen her parade, opening and closing of Arman Basi and Ungaro shows among others. He has even had time to create her own line of children’s clothing called Lemlem. It also breaks his contract with Estee Lauder, brand that was image since 2004, as I discussed, becoming the first model of color image of the company.
For this 2009 have returned it to see on the catwalks, more specifically parading for Balenciaga, Chanel, Givenchy, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Stella McCartney, Valentino and Viktor & Rolf, returning to grab much of prominence who had left long ago. Proof of this, is the appearance on the cover of Vogue USA for the month of may, where returns to appear among the 10 faces of the moment, in an evocative partada September 2004 where he also appeared as a top model of the moment.
Anecdotal as a comment that it is currently Ambassador of good will of the World Health Organization, helping in raising awareness of the population about the difficulties that both women and children spend in the developing countries, a detail.
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