TheRoot.com, By Amira Castilla, Posted December 18th 2023
Donyale Luna was the first Black model to grace the cover of British Vogue
In September 2023 as a conclusion to New York Fashion Week, HBO released a documentary about the life of a little-known pioneer in the fashion industry, Donyale Luna. Luna is known as the first Black supermodel, who made huge strides in the 60s, despite intense racial discrimination at the time. Although she had a complicated relationship with her racial identity, she was still a trailblazer for more Black models who came after her. Here is her life.