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Supreme Models


Written by celebrity fashion stylist and journalist Marcellas Reynolds, Supreme Models features over seventy women from the last seventy-five years. Reynolds writes, “I hope everyone who reads this book learns something about the models included within—and more about the business of fashion and modeling. But what I want most is for Supreme Models to be a source of inspiration for the little boys or girls who, like my childhood self, need to see themselves represented positively.”

The art book, filled with gorgeous photographs of the women, details their most memorable campaigns, covers, editorials, and runway shows. Black models have influenced fashion and pop culture for decades, reshaping beauty standards while breaking boundaries. Supreme Models celebrates their monumental impact on advertising, beauty, and fashion.

Praise for Supreme Models

“This coffee-table book is the first-ever collection of works celebrating black models. Fashion devotees will find glorious images of supers such as Iman, Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, Joan Smalls, and Adwoa Aboah alongside interviews and personal essays.”
American Vogue

“[Supreme Models]…takes readers on a visual and educational tour of statuesque women of color who broke social norms to grace covers of the creme de la creme of fashion magazines and changed the way black women are perceived in the modeling/fashion industry.”
Chicago Tribune

Supreme Models features photos, essays, and magazine covers of fierce Black females such as Naomi Campbell, Iman, and Veronica Webb… Supreme Models is as historical as it is visual. From the first black supermodel to the first black model on the covers of Glamour and Life magazines, the women featured exhibit true model behavior.”
GMA Online

“Considering that famous Black models are still being misidentified in photos, this tribute to Black models from the past 75 years couldn’t come sooner.”
The New York Times

Supreme Models is a tribute to these models’ careers through a dazzling compilation of magazine covers, ad campaigns, runway shows, and editorial shoots.”
Fortune Magazine

“The history of racism and exclusionary politics in fashion needs more corrective tomes like this stupendous, definitive survey of 75 years of Black modelling history.”
The Globe and Mail