August 5, 2009

Naomi Sims: A Pioneer Passes

A fashion world and modeling pioneer has passed away, as one of the first highly successful Black fashion models, Naomi Sims, died this week at the age of 61.

Sad to see that she passsed relatively young, but anyone could be proud of what she achieved in her 61 years. Condolences to all of her loved ones and family, and hopefully she'll be remembered and honored by the many other models for whom she helped open the door.

Naomi Sims: A Pioneer Passes

"Naomi Sims, whose appearance as the first black model on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal in November 1968 was a consummate moment of the Black is Beautiful movement, and who went on to design successful collections of wigs and cosmetics for black women under her name, died Saturday in Newark..."

Naomi Sims: A Pioneer Passes

Posted at August 5, 2009 3:30 AM

My sympathy to the family of this great lady!!!, may God bless them...

Posted by: Ena at August 5, 2009 10:25 AM

This is such sad news...but she was a beautiful lady...still prayers to the family & all her friends

Posted by: joyce at August 5, 2009 3:31 PM

I do remember going to the local drug store walking down the isle of magazines and there she was. I couldn't believe my eyes, here this beautiful gorgeous woman. I didn't notice the magazine, just her beautiful face, representing me. I will truly miss her, but she left me with so much self esteem and pride. I was twenty-two years old.

Posted by: Sue at August 5, 2009 10:58 PM

What a triumphant figure in the world of modeling! Her beauty and intellect was a blessing, and we are better for it. Blessings to her family and legacy.

Posted by: Karen at August 6, 2009 12:56 AM

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