When I was Fab-in-training — aka the '80s — Iman was the model of the moment. Even before then, in the '70s, Yves Saint Laurent claimed, "My dream woman is Iman." Born Iman Mohamed Abdulmajid, the Somalian model helped pave the way for African-American models and I remember her so distinctly. She was elegant and elongated, yet approachable and sweet-faced. It's too bad the makeup of the '80s was so severe — her face didn't need any of it. She continues to make modeling cameos, but is most busy with the cosmetics line she launched in 2007 for women of color. She's still going strong out and about at red carpet events and parties; hopefully one day I'll get to finally meet the mythical Iman . . .
Model Muse: Iman
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