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Iman, Beverly, Naomi and Tyra. We recognize these names as fashion’s most iconic and pioneering supermodels. Their career successes on and off the runway have left a permanent imprint in the fashion industry, broadening the profession’s traditional representation of beauty.
Following the trail left behind by these fierce foremothers is a group of rising models. They may not be stealing the covers of fashion’s bible just yet, but judging by their walks for the highest of high fashion designers, we’re going to assume that the future for these stunning ladies is more than promising.
Get to know five #WCW-worthy black supermodels on the rise, and follow them on Instagram too.
Grace Bol, @gracebol
Grace Bol is a Sudanese supermodel, standing tall at 5’10”. Bol, who with her striking face is often mistaken for Alek Wek, has walked for the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Givency and Hermes. In 2009 she left her hometown in Kansas, after being told she was too high-fashion, and came to NYC where she’s been a fashion favorite ever since.