Check out ‘Supreme Models’ by Marcellas Reynolds, the First Book About Iconic Black Models

Jeneil Williams, photographed by Txema Yeste, Numéro France, February 2014

Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women who Revolutionized Fashion is a new, wonderful celebration of the iconic beauties who slayed the fashion industry.

This book highlights over 70 models from the past 60 years such as Naomi Campbell, Tyra Banks, Beverly Johnson, Iman, Bethann Hardison, Veronica Webb, and so many more. Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women who Revolutionized Fashion is the only book that is devoted exclusively to black models. This work of art includes interviews, essays, and photographs of our favorite beauty icons. These women are more than just a pretty face, they are pioneers. The book showcases how these women redefined the beauty industry, thereby galvanizing the movement for inclusivity that we know today.

Supreme Models also highlights new models such as Adwoa Aboah, Jourdan Dunn, and Joan Smalls, who use their beauty platforms to speak out against racial prejudices.

Above all, this book is a celebration of black beauty coming into itself.  It celebrates models past, present, and future–from a time when models didn’t have proper make-up to models becoming household names.

Veronica Webb, photographed by Albert Watson, Vogue Italia, May 1989

Marcellas Reynolds, a former model, truly encapsulated the essence of all these models with this beautiful homage to women of color. Reynolds is a celebrity stylist and continues to style for celebrities such as Jordan Sparks, Justine Timberlake, Jayma Mays, and Alyssa Sutherland. He is also a television personality who appears on ABC, CBS, CNN, E! News, all according to his bio.

With publication just in time for Christmas, this book is a wonderful gift for the fashion connoisseur or a beautiful addition to your coffee table. It is available in stores now or purchase online here.