As we close out the month of February I would like to remind you to not only celebrate Black History during February but all year long!
Introducing Ms. Donyale Luna
Born in Detroit, she had a difficult childhood and an unusual appearance. She was spotted by photographer David McCay and became a superstar of the Seventies.
Donyale truly did it all: partying at Andy Warhol's Factory, signing an exclusive contract with photographer Richard Avedon, trying her hand at acting, before dying of an overdose in 1979.
Contrary to popular belief, the first black woman to grace the cover of Vogue wasn't Naomi Campbell; it was Donyale Luna.
In 1966, she hit the cover of the British edition of the biggest fashion magazine in the world. It was a symbolic choice for the world of fashion, which was finally opening up to African cultures.
Blogger Jorge Rivas writes about Ms. Donyale Luna in an article from 2011 entitled, "Beyonce's 'Countdown' Pays Homage to Black Model Donyale Luna." He mentions how in the first 32 seconds of the video Beyonce references the famous eye make-up and eye-between-the-fingers pose of Ms. Luna.
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