Liya Kebede is a model, designer and actress who was born in Ethiopia and discovered while attending the school Lycée Guebre Mariam. She was subsequently referred to a French agent. After graduating from secondary school with a German Abitur, she moved to France and later to New York City. She made her breakthrough when Tom Ford booked her for Gucci’s Fall/Winter 2000 fashion show.
For the cover spread of the S/S 2021 HOLIDAY issue, she and her daughter Raee were the first choice – including a very special moment. ICONIC : “Liya Kebede alongside her daughter Raee holding pictures of Liya’s mother is a very special moment photographed by Karim Sadli for the Holiday magazine Ethiopia issue.” Styling: Max Pearmain, make-up: Stephane Marais and hair: Damien Boissinot.