Super model Iman has been a pioneer for women of color since the start of her career in 1976. She was not only a top tier supermodel, she went on to launch one of the first cosmetic brands for “women with skin of color” and is widely known for her philanthropic work amongst many other things. In the February issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK, Iman talks about loving English rockstar, David Bowie, aging, and what is next for her.
“I’m African, and we’ve never been scared of aging. It’s a privilege, you know.”
15-year-old Zara Mohammed Abdulmajid was headed to a lecture at the University of Nairobi when the photographer, Peter Beard asked her to pose for him. He also asked her how much she would charge him, and, thinking like her mother would, she asked for $8,000––the cost of a term’s tuition fees. Beard agreed, and by the…