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Happy Birthday Iman!


TODAY, SOMALI supermodel Iman turns 62-years-old.

The stunning beauty was born July 25, 1955, in Mogadishu, Somalia. A student at the University of Nairobi, she was discovered by photographer Peter Beard, beginning a successful modelling career which has spun decades. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, Iman was a favorite model in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and was the muse for fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

One of her most notable ventures is Iman Cosmetics, a make-up brand she begun in 1994 after struggling to find a variation of shades for women of colour.

Since then, Iman has gone onto be a major force in the fashion and beauty world, serving as one of the most iconic black supermodels and moguls in the world.

In celebration of her 62nd birthday, we've run down our favourite magazine covers from the African model, from Jet to Vogue Italia:

1. Essence, January 1988

2. Schon Magazine, October 2015

3. Elegance Magazine, 1986

4. Cosmopolitan Germany, March 1982

5. Vogue Germany, 1982

6. Vogue Italia

7. Vanity Fair Italia, June 2015

8. Cosmopolitan Germany, February 1985

9. Jet Magazine, October 1983

10. Jet Magazine, February 1992

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