Have a look at the Top 10 black barbies of the runway, who dominate the fashion world

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The fashion industry has a history of diversity issues and it still exists in some areas. And not to forget it’s specifically with Black people to have difficult journeys into paving their way in this industry. Let’s have a look at the top ten Black women who have carved their name impressively in the fashion fraternity and who have rules numerous catwalks and campaigns.


10. Jasmine Tookes

Tookes is a renowned name in the fashion industry and also has grabbed a lot of attention on social media platforms for displaying her beautiful curves in bikinis. the Victoria Secret model has walked the ramp for reputed international brands like Burberry, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino should I continue because there are many more.


9. Winnie Harlow

Harlow presently is a world-famous model but was this gem was found on America’s Next Top Model. Time and again Winnie has proved herself for ruling the ramps in spite of the condition she is diagnosed with ‘Vitiligo’. Also has been in the lead to change the beauty standards of this industry.


8. Slick Woods

We all are aware of this one in a million moments when Slick walked for Savage x Fenty when she was pregnant and went into labour right after the walk. She’s also the one to flaunt her gap-tooth smile and we can’t help but fall in love with it.


7. Maria Borges

Borges is a powerful blend of confidence, elegance and poise. She has the most powerful walks and flawless features. Maria has starred for tom ford, Givenchy, Kenzo, Marc Jacobs


6.Cindy Bruna

The first black model to walk exclusively for Calvin Klein according to an interview with Into The Gloss. Also, she has walked for shows like Elie Saab, Chanel and more.


5. Iman

Muse for so many designers like Gianni Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Halston, and the list goes on. she is a philanthropist and a fundraiser for quintessential causes like AIDS research, helping refugees and other humanitarian works.


4. Beverly Johnson

First black woman to shine on the cover of vogue 1974. Also, the person to speak about lack of diversity on various op-eds


3. Grace Jones

Not just a model but Jones is a singer, songwriter, actress and record producer. A versatile human whose catwalk is always a straight-up performance.


2. Alek Wek

the first black model to feature on the cover of Elle in 1997 and also has won the MTV model of the year award the same year. She fled to Britain in order to escape civil war and has walked high profile runways ever since. Her Ted talk proves how vocal she is about discrimination and diversity.


1.Naomi Campbell


Naomi made an entry into the limelight when she was just seven in a  Bob Marley music video ‘Is This Love?. A supermodel with a creative fashion career. no doubt, she’s an absolute icon who has given us an impressive amount of roles including TV producer and entrepreneur. She is a fearless personality to cause waves in the industry.

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