Synopses & Reviews
The first-ever book celebrating black models, filled with revealing essays, interviews, and stunning photographs.
To date, there has never been a book devoted exclusively to black models. Supreme Models fills that void, paying tribute to black models past and present: from the first to be featured in catalogs and on magazine covers, like Iman, Beverly Johnson, and Donyale Luna, to the supermodels who reigned in the nineties — Tyra Banks and Naomi Campbell. The book also observes the newest generation of models — Adwoa Aboah, Jourdan Dunn, and Joan Smalls — who are shaking up the fashion industry by speaking out about racial prejudice and becoming social media sensations.
Written by celebrity stylist and journalist Marcellas Reynolds, Supreme Models features more than 70 women from the last 75 years. The book is filled with gorgeous photographs of the women, and details their most memorable covers, campaigns, runway shows, and editorials. Black models have been influencing fashion and pop culture for decades, reshaping the standards and boundaries of beauty. Supreme Models is a celebration of their monumental impact.
“This book is an incredible collection of women...who have made the fashion industry a more diverse, more inclusive place. They broke barriers, opened up doors, raised their voices, and showed us the power of visibility.” Naomi Campbell
“...the first-ever collection of works devoted to 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
About the Author
Marcellas Reynolds is an actor, celebrity fashion stylist, entertainment reporter, and former model. He lives in Los Angeles, where he is writing the follow-up to Supreme Models.