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Girl crush: Chanel Iman

Posted in Girl Crush by Nneoma Ulu on October 17, 2009

This weekend, I’ve been revisiting images from last month’s Spring/Summer 2010 shows – there was a lot to take in and I’m pretty sure that I missed a fair bit. Looking at all the shows, especially the ones from the more well known designer, one thing stood out – the American model, Chanel Iman. Her omnipresence at shows from House of Holland and Blumarine, to Gucci and DKNY is a testament to Chanel’s exotic looks. She has the chameleon-like ability to transform into anything a designer desires, she is a true blank canvas yet her beauty and versatility manages to shine through.

Chanel Iman at Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, John Galliano & Balenciaga

Chanel Iman at Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, John Galliano & Balenciaga SS '10 via style.com

Chanel’s exoticism comes from her mixed heritage – African American and Korean. But what I really love about her is that she knows how to work any look she is given, whether it is on a catwalk or on a shoot for a magazine spread. Chanel is my model of the season and I’m not ashamed to say that I have a big girl crush on her. She is beautiful!

Chanel Iman at Bottega Veneta SS '10

Chanel Iman at Bottega Veneta SS '10 via style.com

Chanel is on the November cover of Teen Vogue with fellow model Jourdan Dunn. Both Chanel and Jourdan are a breath of fresh air in an industry that is known for lacking in diversity.

Teen Vogue's November 2009 cover

Teen Vogue's November 2009 cover with Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman

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  1. […] on it were pretty simple. There are many beautiful and successful black models out there from Chanel Iman to Liya Kebede, Jourdan Dunn to Naomi Campbell. PPQ used an all black model cast to showcase their […]


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