New York Fashion Week: 20 Black Models to Watch

Get to know the famous faces burning up the runways.

Jourdan Dunn - You?ve seen their faces in magazines and on the runways, now get a closer look at the Black models poised to heat up the catwalk at New York Fashion Week. By Britt Middleton  Discovered by the same scout who made Kate Moss a household name, this British beauty is practically as ubiquitous in recent months, starring in her seventh cover for i-D magazine, advertisements for Rihanna?s River Island clothing collection and runway shows for Tom Ford, Burberry and Victoria?s Secret. Oh, and there's her cameo in Beyonc?'s steamy music video "Yonc?."  (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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Jourdan Dunn - You’ve seen their faces in magazines and on the runways, now get a closer look at the Black models poised to heat up the catwalk at New York Fashion Week. By Britt Middleton Discovered by the same scout who made Kate Moss a household name, this British beauty is practically as ubiquitous in recent months, starring in her seventh cover for i-D magazine, advertisements for Rihanna’s River Island clothing collection and runway shows for Tom Ford, Burberry and Victoria’s Secret. Oh, and there's her cameo in Beyoncé's steamy music video "Yoncé." (Photo: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

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Naomi Campbell - Having ruled the industry for nearly 30 years, it’s no surprise why they call her a supermodel. This British beauty’s catwalk strut is legendary and her endless beauty and to-die-for physique only gets better year after year. Her exhaustive list of credentials includes iconic covers for Vogue and runway appearances for Diane von Furstenberg, Chanel and Christian Dior. (Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz)

Joan Smalls - It?s no surprise why this Puerto Rico native is ranked as No. 1 on Models.com?s Top 50 Models list: with a coveted Est?e Lauder cosmetics contract, regular appearances on the covers of Vogue and Harper?s Bazaar and her starring campaign for Fendi?s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Smalls has solidified her reign as supermodel of the moment.  (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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Joan Smalls - It’s no surprise why this Puerto Rico native is ranked as No. 1 on Models.com’s Top 50 Models list: with a coveted Estée Lauder cosmetics contract, regular appearances on the covers of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and her starring campaign for Fendi’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Smalls has solidified her reign as supermodel of the moment. (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Chanel Iman  - This Los Angeles native is best known for strutting her stuff as a Victoria's Secret Angel, but this pretty young thing is also a staple in editorials for Vogue, Vanity Fair and Lucky magazines.  (Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

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Chanel Iman - This Los Angeles native is best known for strutting her stuff as a Victoria's Secret Angel, but this pretty young thing is also a staple in editorials for Vogue, Vanity Fair and Lucky magazines. (Photo: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Arlenis Sosa - The Dominican-born beauty has been a spokesmodel for Lanc?me since 2011. In addition, she's remained a fixture on the runways for top designers including Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Zac Posen.(Photo; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

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Arlenis Sosa - The Dominican-born beauty has been a spokesmodel for Lancôme since 2011. In addition, she's remained a fixture on the runways for top designers including Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera and Zac Posen.(Photo; Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

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Herieth Paul - Earning a spot on Models.com?s Hot List, this Tanzanian-born beauty has lent her gorgeous face to campaigns for cK One Color Cosmetics, Tom Ford and Stella McCartney.  (Photo: Women Management)

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Herieth Paul - Earning a spot on Models.com’s Hot List, this Tanzanian-born beauty has lent her gorgeous face to campaigns for cK One Color Cosmetics, Tom Ford and Stella McCartney. (Photo: Women Management)

Malaika Firth - The fashion community hails this Kenya-born beauty as the next Naomi Campbell, particularly as she was the first Black model to land a fall Prada campaign since Campbell did so in 1994. She?s currently the face of Valentino?s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

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Malaika Firth - The fashion community hails this Kenya-born beauty as the next Naomi Campbell, particularly as she was the first Black model to land a fall Prada campaign since Campbell did so in 1994. She’s currently the face of Valentino’s Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. (Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Conrad Bromfield - Hailing from South Africa, Conrad Bromfield is pegged as the next big thing in male modeling, having walked the runways for Tom Ford, Gucci and Michael Kors. (Photo: Ford Models)

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Conrad Bromfield - Hailing from South Africa, Conrad Bromfield is pegged as the next big thing in male modeling, having walked the runways for Tom Ford, Gucci and Michael Kors. (Photo: Ford Models)

Roberta Narciso - The Angola native previously starred in Legion: An Army of Beauty, a photo campaign highlighting models of color, as well as the 2013 Fall/Winter campaign for Banana Republic. She?s strutted down the runways for designers including Louis Vuitton and Elie Saab.  (Photo: The Society Management)

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Roberta Narciso - The Angola native previously starred in Legion: An Army of Beauty, a photo campaign highlighting models of color, as well as the 2013 Fall/Winter campaign for Banana Republic. She’s strutted down the runways for designers including Louis Vuitton and Elie Saab. (Photo: The Society Management)

Ajak Deng - Originally hailing from the Sudan, Ajak Deng was the face of Kate Spade?s Spring/Summer 2013 campaign and is a runway fixture for luxury brands including Lanvin, Givenchy and Chloe. (Photo: Nathalie Lagneau/Catwalking/Getty Images)

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Ajak Deng - Originally hailing from the Sudan, Ajak Deng was the face of Kate Spade’s Spring/Summer 2013 campaign and is a runway fixture for luxury brands including Lanvin, Givenchy and Chloe. (Photo: Nathalie Lagneau/Catwalking/Getty Images)

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Jeneil Williams - The Jamaican-born beauty appears in recent campaigns for Sephora and Hogan Sunglasses and has walked the runways for Kenzo and Jenny Kao. Her stunning print work includes fashion spreads in Elle and Harper?s Bazaar.(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014)

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Jeneil Williams - The Jamaican-born beauty appears in recent campaigns for Sephora and Hogan Sunglasses and has walked the runways for Kenzo and Jenny Kao. Her stunning print work includes fashion spreads in Elle and Harper’s Bazaar.(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014)

Maria Borges - A fresh face on the rise, Angola native Maria Borges has starred in ad campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger and Banana Republic. This year, you can catch her glamming it up alongside Erykah Badu for Givenchy?s Spring/Summer 2014 collection.  (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

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Maria Borges - A fresh face on the rise, Angola native Maria Borges has starred in ad campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger and Banana Republic. This year, you can catch her glamming it up alongside Erykah Badu for Givenchy’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection. (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Liya Kebede - This Ethiopian-born beauty is a living legend, with more than 17 years' experience burning up the catwalks for a who?s who of fashion. And trust us, she?s still got it. She is currently the face of Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 collection and was named among TIME Magazine?s 100 Most Influential people in 2010.  (Photo: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

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Liya Kebede - This Ethiopian-born beauty is a living legend, with more than 17 years' experience burning up the catwalks for a who’s who of fashion. And trust us, she’s still got it. She is currently the face of Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2014 collection and was named among TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential people in 2010. (Photo: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Betty Adewole - That face. That glowing skin. Betty Adewole is killing it as the new face of Tom Ford Beauty. The Nigerian and British beauty has modeled for luxury brands Emanuel Ungaro, Issey Miyake and Maison Martin Margiela. She may be an up-and-comer, but we have a feeling we?ll be seeing much more of her very soon.   (Photo: TOM FORD)

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Betty Adewole - That face. That glowing skin. Betty Adewole is killing it as the new face of Tom Ford Beauty. The Nigerian and British beauty has modeled for luxury brands Emanuel Ungaro, Issey Miyake and Maison Martin Margiela. She may be an up-and-comer, but we have a feeling we’ll be seeing much more of her very soon.  (Photo: TOM FORD)

Sacha M'Baye - You probably recognize this French gent from 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target?s Fall 2013 campaign or his stunning ads with fellow model Jourdan Dunn for Burberry. He?s also starred in spots for Gap and Tommy Hilfiger, and we think his star will only get brighter.    (Photo: Burberry London)

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Sacha M'Baye - You probably recognize this French gent from 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target’s Fall 2013 campaign or his stunning ads with fellow model Jourdan Dunn for Burberry. He’s also starred in spots for Gap and Tommy Hilfiger, and we think his star will only get brighter. (Photo: Burberry London)

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Jasmine Tookes - Hailing from Huntington Beach, California, Jasmine is quickly rising in the ranks of catwalk queens. She strutted her stuff alongside Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls for the 2013 Victoria?s Secret Fashion Show and has also stunned in advertisements for Lanc?me, Roland Mouret and Giorgio Armani.    (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

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Jasmine Tookes - Hailing from Huntington Beach, California, Jasmine is quickly rising in the ranks of catwalk queens. She strutted her stuff alongside Chanel Iman, Jourdan Dunn and Joan Smalls for the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and has also stunned in advertisements for Lancôme, Roland Mouret and Giorgio Armani.  (Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

Corey Baptiste - You?ll currently catch this Brooklyn, New York, native as the face of the Polo Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. He previously worked his athletic bod in spots for H&M, Banana Republic and Michael Kors.  (Photo: H&M)

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Corey Baptiste - You’ll currently catch this Brooklyn, New York, native as the face of the Polo Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2014 campaign. He previously worked his athletic bod in spots for H&M, Banana Republic and Michael Kors. (Photo: H&M)

Cindy Bruna - The French model was a breakout star of the Victoria?s Secret?s fashion show last fall and has been keeping busy since then. In addition to a spread in January?s Italian Vogue, Cindy snagged an ad spot for Jason Wu?s Fall 2014 collection. She has walked the runways for a hot list of designers that includes Elie Saab, Alexander McQueen and Givenchy.  (Photo: Catwalking/Getty Images)

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Cindy Bruna - The French model was a breakout star of the Victoria’s Secret’s fashion show last fall and has been keeping busy since then. In addition to a spread in January’s Italian Vogue, Cindy snagged an ad spot for Jason Wu’s Fall 2014 collection. She has walked the runways for a hot list of designers that includes Elie Saab, Alexander McQueen and Givenchy. (Photo: Catwalking/Getty Images)

Sessilee Lopez - This Philadelphia born-beauty most notably appeared on one of four covers for Italian Vogue?s groundbreaking ?all black issue? in 2008, featuring Black models exclusively. She?s just as hot today, strutting down the catwalk for Zac Posen, Kenzo and Vivienne Westwood among many others.   (Photo: Didier Baverel/Getty Images for Made in Africa Foundation)

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Sessilee Lopez - This Philadelphia born-beauty most notably appeared on one of four covers for Italian Vogue’s groundbreaking “all black issue” in 2008, featuring Black models exclusively. She’s just as hot today, strutting down the catwalk for Zac Posen, Kenzo and Vivienne Westwood among many others.  (Photo: Didier Baverel/Getty Images for Made in Africa Foundation)

David Agbodji - This Togo-born hunk has appeared in ad campaigns for Bottega Veneta and Calvin Klein, to name just a few, and has stormed the runway for designers including Dsquared, Kenneth Cole and Missoni.  (Photo: David Agbodji via Instagram)

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David Agbodji - This Togo-born hunk has appeared in ad campaigns for Bottega Veneta and Calvin Klein, to name just a few, and has stormed the runway for designers including Dsquared, Kenneth Cole and Missoni. (Photo: David Agbodji via Instagram)