(Source: "Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashion" by Nigel Barker; photograph of Naomi Sims by Stan Shaffer, late 1960s)
Naomi Sims

"When people bring up the subject of Naomi Sims, they usually spend a lot of time talking about firsts: she was the first black model on the cover of a national magazine and the first black model to work for mainstream magazines and journals such as Ladies' Home Journal, Life and the New York Times as well as those targeted to African Americans, Ebony and Jet."


Excerpt from Models of Influence: 50 Women Who Reset the Course of Fashionby Nigel Barker

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