Thursday, September 18, 2014

#ThrowbackThursday: Beverly Johnson circa 1973


Happy #ThrowbackThursday y'all! 


Today we are talking the stunning Beverly Johnson, here photographed by Irving Penn in 1973, for Vogue Magazine. Beverly rose to fame when she became the first black model to cover American Vogue in August 1974. The following year, she became the first black woman to cover of the French Elle. Beverly continued to break through racial discrimination for the duration of her career. 


So, Joan and Chanel, guess who y'all have to thank?