And she's not short on style chops, either. Liya's learned a thing or two about dressing for success. Indeed, this three-time US Vogue cover girl has landed campaigns for Louis Vuitton, YSL, and Gap, and was the first black model to become a face of Estée Lauder, before becoming the global ambassador for L'Oreal. So, it's no wonder we're obsessed with her effortless look. Obviously, we jumped at the chance to take a tour of the lemlem studio and shoot Kebede in five of her favorite spring outfits — think a pastel moto jacket, slouchy, colorful basics, and one pair of printed pants that will have you stopping-n'-staring. Plus, she sat down with us and shared her fave designers, her reading list, and of course, the dish on what motivates her charitable drive. Super model...meet role model.
Photographed by Maia Harms