Thursday, February 17, 2011

The One & The ONLY: NAOMI SIMS... SHE WAS FIRST!

Naomi Sims was considered "The FIRST African-American Supermodel" in the Fashion Industry

Naomi Sims was born in Oxford, Mississippi... She went to school at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC while also taking night classes in psychology at NYU

Naomi Sims dealt with racial prejudices and she went directly to fashion photographers to get noticed since agencies would not recognize her!

Iman tweeted to me the other day that, "Naomi Sims is her style ICON!"
Naomi Sims 1993 GAP campaign Ad

Naomi Sims out and about in NY

Naomi Sims died of Breast Cancer back in August 2009... We will never forget you!

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