Marcellas Reynolds Shares His First Book That Homages Black Models Who Shaped The Fashion Industry

Emmy Lucas | October 21, 2019 | People

SupremeModels_p042.jpgLeomie Anderson, photographed by Jenny Brough for Hello magazine, October 2016

Chicago native Marcellas Reynolds’ first book pays homage to iconic black models who helped shape the fashion industry. “It’s so much more than a beautiful tabletop book,” says Reynolds, a wardrobe stylist and entertainment reporter now based in Los Angeles. Supreme Models: Iconic Black Women Who Revolutionized Fashion (Abrams, $50) is an ode to more than 70 women, told from their points of view. The stories date back to the 1940s and chronicle successes and struggles of the likes of Beverly Johnson, Iman, Naomi Campbell and Tyra Banks. “The book appeals to anyone interested in fashion, in stories about women, in stories of triumph,” Reynolds says. “It furthers the conversation of diversity and inclusion.”

SupremeModels36148JF.jpgThe cover features model Jeneil Williams, photographed by Txema Yeste for Numéro France, February 2014

Marcellas_Reynolds_Photograph_by_Gabriel_Goldberg.jpgThe author strikes a pose



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Photography by: GABRIEL GOLDBERG; XEMA YESTE/TRUNK ARCHIVE; JENNY BROUGH