Martinique-born supermodel Mounia was not only one of the top Black models in the late
Martinique-born supermodel Mounia was not only one of the top Black models in the late ‘70s, she was designer Yves Saint Laurent’s greatest inspiration. In 2008, she told WWD, “I was YSL’s first Black muse…he called me Moumounn. The collection that made me a celebrity was the one inspired by ‘Porgy and Bess.’ Catherine Deneuve stood up and started clapping! After that I had more than fifteen covers.” After conquering the print and runway world, Mounia became an artist in the ’90s. Her paintings have been exhibited in galleries across France, the Ivory Coast, Monaco, Japan and Guyana.