Iman, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks have paved the way for ethnic models in fashion. While fair-skinned models flood the runways, these dark-skinned beauties prove that true beauty and talent transcends. Check out our list of the top black models in fashion!
Fresh-faced beauty Chanel Iman has taken the modeling scene by storm. At the age of 16, Iman walked the runway for Anna Sui, Derek Lam, Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler, and Valentino. As part Korean and part African-American, Chanel is very aware of the importance of diversity in the fashion world. "I don't want to be known as the black model," she said to Teen Vogue. "I want to be recognized as Chanel Iman, a personality." In 2010, Iman signed a contract with Victoria's Secret and officially became an Angel, officially marking her arrival as a household name.
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