Before billboards were dominated by Jourdan Dunn, Leomie Anderson and Joan Smalls, black supermodels of the 90s were making waves by modelling for some of the industry's most luxurious and exclusive brands. We take a look at some of the most iconic fashion adverts in history, featuring the most important black models of the decade.
Karen Alexander for De Beers Diamonds
Karen Alexander caused a stir when she became the face of De Beers diamond brand in 1990. However, this image is so timeless that it wouldn’t look the slightest bit out of place in this month's Harper's Bazaar magazine. The stunning simplicity of this not only makes you desperate for the bangle, but makes you admire the image as a piece of artwork rather than just an advert, and that’s down to Karen’s modelling.