At Fashion Week, the world was introduced to a crop of impossibly gorgeous Black models--and we couldn't be more thrilled! From newcomers like Melodie Monrose (left) to more established stars like Joan Smalls, here are our picks for the top catwalk queens of the week.
In almost a blink of an eye, Joan Smalls has become a runway darling! After penning a “Model Diary” for ESSENCE.com a couple seasons ago, the fledgling superstar took a star-making turn on the Givenchy Couture catwalk that sent her career soaring. These days, she’s one of the most sought-after runway models in the world, and she appears in major editorials and campaigns.