Friday, December 9, 2011

African-American models pose for the camera, in 1968..

First African-American, Cover Girl and Super Model, emerge in American beauty magazines, in the late 1960s.

 African-American woman gracing the cover of top fashion magazine was just not done until the late 1960s. Glamour magazine broke with convention, by putting Katiti Kironde on their August 1968 College Issue.

Best known for her role as Vivian Banks, on the NBC sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air from 1993 until 1996,

Daphne Maxwell (now Reid,) was the first black model to appear on the the October 1969 cover of Glamour.

Naomi Sims. The first African-American supermodel, kicked down the doors of inequality as the first black cover girl on "Ladies Home Journal" in 1968 and Life in 1969. She was the epitome of black is beautiful.

Maybelline was the first Eye Make-up to advertise, using African-American model's between, 1959 to 1967.  After that Maybelline was sold to Plough Inc.  By the 1970's, the phrase Black is Beautiful was coined and African- American models were sought after by the top 
modeling and advertising agencies. 

Corporations now had a new target market, with buying power.  The Beautiful Black Woman. 

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