Cited as the “first Black supermodel”, Donyale Luna was the first African American model to appear on the cover of British Vogue in 1966. Luna appeared in many works by Andy Warhol, posed for a Harper’s Bazaar cover sketch, and starred in a slew of independent films.
However, her career began to decline in the 1970s due to drug use, alleged diva behavior, and eccentric tendencies.
Her daughter Dream Cazzaniga celebrated Luna’s legacy in a 2019 article on Vogue.
Read the full article here.