Model Moment: Donyale Luna

8 Jun

Some models are a complete product of their time and embody the cultural vibe in the air in the most perfect way. Supermodel Donyale Luna was all of that and more. The first black model to cover Vogue, she was the 60’s.  Her never-ending limbs made her body the ideal vehicle for the most futuristic designers of the moment, like Paco Rabanne and Pierre Cardin. Luna appeared in movies by Andy Warhol and Fellini and on runways all over Europe. Tragically, Luna battled drug problems and died in Rome in 1979 of an accidental overdose, leaving behind a presence in the fashion industry that still fascinates and intrigues us. We found this video tribute to Luna, featuring many of her most famous images and capturing her all-around gorgeousness.

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