Liya Kebede
Ethiopian

Liya Kebede

Ethiopian
Born January 3 1980
in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Hair
Eyes
Height
Bust
Waist
Hips
Dress
Shoes
Brown
Brown
US/EU/UK
5'10" / 178cm
32.5 / 82.5
23 / 58.5
34 / 86.5
4 / 34
9 / 40 / 6.5

Magazine Covers

Credited

20147

October Marie Claire France
April Elle Sweden, Elle Sweden, Elle Greece
March Vamp
February Elle France, Elle Germany

20133

September Harper's Bazaar Korea
May WSJ
April AMICA Italy

20124

December Elle France
September Document Journal
May Harper's Bazaar Spain
January S Moda

20112

December Grazia France
October Numéro China

20102

February Elle Norway
January Elle Italy

20091

May Vogue USA

20082

September Arise
July Vogue Italy

20052

May Vogue USA
February Vogue Spain

20043

September Vogue USA
May Numéro France
January Vogue Japan

20031

August Vogue Spain

20023

October French Revue De Modes, Vogue Italy
May Vogue Paris

Confirmed

Africa: 'Mimi Magazine' - April 2008
Australia: 'Doingbird' - #6
China: 'Numéro' - October 2011
France: 'Vogue' - May 2002; 'Numero' - May 2004; 'Grazia' - December 15 2011
Germany: 'Vogue' - April 2007; 'Elle' - February 2014
Greece: 'Elle' - April 2014
Italy: 'Vogue'; 'Flair' - August 2004; 'Vogue' - July 2008; 'Elle' - January 2010; 'Amica' - April 2013
Japan: 'Vogue' - January 2004
Korea: 'Harper's Bazaar' - September 2013
Norway: 'Elle' - February 2010
Portugal: 'Vogue' - March 2009
Russia: 'Vogue' - May 2002
South Africa 'Elle' - November 2003
Spain: 'Vogue' - August 2003; 'Vogue' - February 2005; 'Vogue' - April 2007; 'S Moda' - January 07 2012; 'Harper's Bazaar' - May 2012
Sweden: 'Elle' - April 2014
UK: 'i-D' - September 2003; 'Harpers & Queen' - September 2004; 'Harper's Bazaar' - May 2008; 'The Observer Magazine' - June 2010; 'i-D' - Autumn 2010
US: 'Essence' - September 2004; 'Vogue' - September 2004; 'V Magazine' - July 2000; 'Vogue' - May 2005; 'i-D' - September 2005; 'Cookie' - February 2008; 'Vogue' - May 2009; 'Hamptons' - June 5 2009; 'Essence' - September 2010; 'WSJ.' - May 2013

Editorials

Credited

20147

October Marie Claire France
September Vogue Italy
March Garage
February Elle France, Elle France
January Vogue USA, Vogue Italy

20138

September Harper's Bazaar UK, Intermission Magazine
July Vogue USA, Vogue Italy
June W
April Vogue Japan, AMICA Italy
March Harper's Bazaar USA

20127

December Elle France
November Numéro France
September T Style, Document Journal
May Vogue USA
March LOVE, 25

20113

September Pop
August Vogue USA
March InStyle USA

20106

August Vogue Italy
May Vogue USA
March W, Vogue Italy, Elle Russia
January Vogue Italy

20081

May Harper's Bazaar UK

20031

August W

Fashion Shows

Credited

2015

Resort - (Monaco) Louis Vuitton,

2014

Autumn/Winter - (Paris) Christian Dior Haute Couture, Louis Vuitton,
Spring/Summer - (New York) Proenza Schouler,
Spring/Summer - (Milan) Emilio Pucci,

2013

Autumn/Winter - (London) Tom Ford,
Spring/Summer - (Paris) Cristóbal Balenciaga,

2012

Spring/Summer - (New York) Proenza Schouler,

2005

Autumn/Winter - (New York) Matthew Williamson,

2002

Autumn/Winter - (New York) Matthew Williamson,

Confirmed

Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2000 {BCBG Max Azria, Ralph Lauren}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2000 {Bottega Veneta, Ellen Tracy, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Rebecca Danenberg, Tommy Hilfiger}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2001 {Badgley Mischka, Balenciaga, Benjamin Cho, Catherine Malandrino, Celine, Chaiken, Coccapani, Costume National, GFF, Giuliana Teso, Gucci, Joop, Kenneth Cole, Portugal Fashion International, Ralph Lauren, Rebecca Moses, Vivienne Westwood, YSL Rive Gauche, Yeohlee}
Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 2001 {Balmain, Christian Dior, Elie Saab, Givenchy, Louis Feraud}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2002 {Alberta Ferretti, Alexander McQueen, Alice Roi, An American View, Antonio Berardi, BCBG Max Azria, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Catherine Malandrino, Celine, Christian Dior, Costume National, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Douglas Hannant, Dries van Noten, Emilio Cavallini, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Gucci, Guy Laroche, Heatherette, Hugo Boss, Hussein Chalayan, Iceberg, Jil Sander, John Galliano, La Perla, Lagerfeld Gallery, Lawrence Steele, Luella Bartley, Marni, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Missoni, Moschino, Narciso Rodriguez, Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, Richard Edwards, Sportmax, Tuleh, YSL Rive Gauche, Yohji Yamamoto}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2002 {Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Anna Sui, Anne Klein, Antonio Berardi, BCBG Max Azria, Balenciaga, Bally, Blumarine, Bruce, Carolina Herrera, Catherine Malandrino, Celine, Chaiken, Christian Dior, Claude Montana, Costume National, D&G, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Dries van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Givenchy, Gucci, Halston, Helmut Lang, Hugo Boss, Hussein Chalayan, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jeremy Scott, Jil Sander, John Galliano, Kenzo, La Perla, Lagerfeld Gallery, Lanvin, Lawrence Steele, Louis Vuitton, Luca Luca, Luella Bartley, Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Matthew Williamson, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Ralph Lauren, Rick Owens, Roberto Cavalli, Samsonite BlackLabel, Sportmax, Strenesse, Valentino, Versace, Versus, Viktor & Rolf, YSL Rive Gauche}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2003 {Alberta Ferretti, Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Alexander McQueen, Anna Sui, Anne Klein, Antonio Berardi, BCBG Max Azria, Badgley Mischka, Balenciaga, Bally, Behnaz Sarafpour, Bill Blass, Blumarine, Borbonese, Byblos, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Celine, Cerruti, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Costume National, D&G, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Douglas Hannant, Dries van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Genny, Givenchy, Gucci, Hussein Chalayan, Istvan Francer, Jil Sander, Kenneth Cole, La Perla, Lagerfeld Gallery, Lanvin, Luca Luca, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marni, Matthew Williamson, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Moschino, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, TSE, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Versace, Victoria's Secret, YSL Rive Gauche, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2003 {Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Anna Sui, Anne Klein, Atsuro Tayama, Balenciaga, Behnaz Sarafpour, Bill Blass, Borbonese, Carolina Herrera, Celine, Chaiken, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Costume National, DKNY, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Givenchy, Gucci, Hussein Chalayan, Jil Sander, Kenneth Cole, Lagerfeld Gallery, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Luca Luca, Luella Bartley, Marc Jacobs, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Moschino, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo, Sean John, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, Versace, YSL Rive Gauche, Zac Posen, Zanella}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2004 {Chanel, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2004 {Amaya Arzuaga, Anna Sui, Balenciaga, Behnaz Sarafpour, Bill Blass, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Catherine Malandrino, Celine, Chado Ralph Rucci, Chanel, Christian Dior, Costume National, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Douglas Hannant, Dsquared2, Emanuel Ungaro, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferre, Givenchy, Gucci, Hermes, Hussein Chalayan, Isaac Mizrahi, J. Mendel, John Galliano, John Varvatos, Kenneth Cole, Lagerfeld Gallery, Lawrence Steele, Louis Vuitton, Luca Luca, Luella Bartley, Marc Jacobs, Marni, MaxMara, Michael Kors, Michel Klein, Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Rocco Barocco, Roland Mouret, Sportmax, The Heart Truth, Valentino, Vera Wang, Viktor & Rolf, YSL Rive Gauche, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2005 {Alessandro Dell'Acqua, Anna Sui, Antonio Berardi, Baby Phat, Balenciaga, Bill Blass, Burberry, Carolina Herrera, Celine, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Ellen Tracy, Emanuel Ungaro, Fendi, Gai Mattiolo, Gucci, Hussein Chalayan, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Kenneth Cole, Lagerfeld Gallery, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Marni, MaxMara, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, Rochas, Roland Mouret, Stephen Burrows, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2005 {Anna Sui, Balenciaga, Carlos Miele, Carolina Herrera, Chanel, Chloe, Donna Karan, Hermes, J Mendel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton, Matthew Williamson, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, Sweetface, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2006 {Anna Sui, Balenciaga, Bill Blass, Carolina Herrera, Christian Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Emanuel Ungaro, Giambattista Valli, Givenchy, Hermes, Hussein Chalayan, John Galliano, Kai Milla, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Proenza Schouler, Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2007 {Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Roberto Cavalli}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2008 {Carolina Herrera, Derek Lam, Diane von Furstenberg, J. Mendel, Michael Kors, Ports 1961, Proenza Schouler, Rag & Bone, Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2008 {Aquascutum, Armand Basi One, Calvin Klein, Carolina Herrera, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dries Van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Giles, Givenchy, Halston, Hussein Chalayan, Jonathan Saunders, Lanvin, Michael Kors, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar de la Renta, Phi, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2009 {Narciso Rodriguez}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2009 {Arise African Fashion Collective, Balenciaga, Chanel, Givenchy, Lanvin, Miu Miu, Stella McCartney, Valentino, Viktor & Rolf}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2010 {Balenciaga}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2011 {Balenciaga}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2012 {Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler}
Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 2012 {Givenchy}
Resort 2013 {Balenciaga}

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Credited

2014

Autumn/Winter - Louis Vuitton,
Spring/Summer - Prabal Gurung,

2013

Spring/Summer - L'Oreal, L'Oreal,
Fall - L'Oreal,
Autumn/Winter - Roberto Cavalli,

2012

Autumn/Winter - Donna Karan New York,

2011

Autumn/Winter - L'Oreal,

2002

Autumn/Winter - Yves Saint Laurent - YSL,

2001

Autumn/Winter - Yves Saint Laurent - YSL,

Confirmed

TRIVIA

- While in school at the French Lycee, a film director spotted the young beauty and introduced her to a French modeling agent.
- In February of 2003, Liya became the newest face of Esteé Lauder cosmetics – the first woman of color to serve as a representative of its brand’s 59-year history.
- She works with the World Health Organization as their Goodwill Ambassador for raising awareness for the difficulties that women and children face in the developing world.
- She has a son Suhul and a daughter Raee.
- She plays the role of supermodel Waris Dirie in the 2009 film Desert Flower.
- Her Official Website is: www.liyakebede.com

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