Until the 60’s, the world of fashion in general was reserved for white models. But in this decade that changed. There were two women who completely revolutionized the world of fashion and its appearance on the covers of some of the most important magazines in the world was a before and after to understand fashion as we know it today. Naomi Sims was the first black American model to appear in the fashion supplement of The New Yowk Times, while Beverly Johnson was the first black woman to appear in Vogue.
Berverly Johnson made a difference in 1974, appearing on the cover of Vogue magazine. she was born in 1952 in New York and once began in the world of fashion, was promoted in his career to become the benchmark that is today. Even though Sims was the first color model to appear in a fashion magazine, many label Johnson as the driving force that changed the ideal of beauty and made it normal to see women of color on the covers of magazines. prestigious of the world. The New York Times proclaimed her as one of the most influential people in the fashion world during the 20th century.
It does not matter if it was Johnson, Sims or vice versa that changed the direction of fashion, the important thing is that thanks to them today we can see on the catwalks women like Khoudia Diop, Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell, among others and this is the greatest possible reward for all, although many people say that today there is still visible racism on the catwalks.