African Queen

One of my absolute favorite models, Liya Kebede had a fashion spread in Sunday’s T:Style Magazine in the New York Times featuring clothes inspired by traditional African dress. Just caught the photos now and absolutely loved them. Shot by Paolo Riversi, these have such gorgeous color and styling… of course she looks absolutely stunning. (And I wish I could find more of Riversi’s work online past the cursory Google search!) Anyway, see the whole slide show here.

Liya Kebede for the New York Times Style Magazine. Photography by Paolo Riversi.

Comments

9 comments
  1. Flights of Fab Fashion Fancy

    So beautiful! I especially love her in the Christian Lacroix cotton dress-the blue is so incredibly stunning on Liya.
    Beautiful post!

    February 28th, 2007
  2. phoebe

    so smoky and atmospheric. love. xp

    February 28th, 2007
  3. mav

    oh wow.
    i can’t believe i missed the darn T magazine. the one time i don’t buy the sunday times. thank you for showing…

    March 1st, 2007
  4. sonya

    Hi – I love your blog!

    Not sure if you know, but Paolo’s last name is Roversi. He’s a superstar in the fashion photography world and has a website:

    http://www.paoloroversi.com

    Enjoy!

    March 4th, 2007
  5. Priya

    Thank you Sonya! New York Times had credited his name as “Riversi” … thank you for the correction!

    March 5th, 2007
  6. ambika

    Oh, Liya’s one of my favorites too. Not only is she beautiful, but she’s graceful and somehow elegant as well. Wonderful photos.

    March 6th, 2007
  7. Sadia

    As an African and a student of design, I’m amused by these lovely but disturbingly ironic interpretations of “African” dress by European designers. Thanks for sharing.

    March 8th, 2007
  8. the_kitten

    oh she’s lovely, thanks for sharing!!

    March 17th, 2007
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