Iman, whose appearance in Vogue in 1976 challenged long-standing notions of beauty, opened the door for women of color who ultimately followed in her footsteps. Today she focuses largely on working toward the advancement of children's health.
Residence: New York, NY, US
Hometown: Mogadishu, Somalia
Eye Color: Brown
Date of Birth: July 25, 1955
Agency: One Model Management
Campaigns: Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Escada, H&M, Revlon, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Versace
Iman’s first modeling assignment was for Vogue in 1976, and she was an instant success. Andre Leon Talley is said to have quipped: She is the priestess of high style. She was a muse for fashion designer, including Yves St. Laurent My dream female is Iman. Perfection. Her face. Her body. Versace, Calvin Klein, Valentino, Jean Paul Gaultier, Thierry Mugler, and Donna Karan Whenever I want to make a strong statement about a look, I’ll say, ‘Put it on Iman.