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Veronica Webb info:

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FULL NAME: Veronica Webb

COUNTRY: USA

DATE OF BIRTH: February 25, 1965

PLACE OF BIRTH: Detroit, Michigan, USA

EYES: BROWN

HAIR: DARK BROWN

OCCUPATION: Model, actress, writer, and television personality.

Bio:

Veronica Webb (born February 25, 1965) is an American model, actress, writer, and television personality. The first African-American to have a major cosmetics contract, Webb has appeared on covers of VogueEssence and Elle magazines and on the runway for Victoria's Secret and Chanel.

Webb was born in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Marion (née Stewart), a public health nurse, and Leonard Douglas Webb, an electrician. Prior to her birth, both her parents spent 20 years in the Army. She grew up in a working class community. One of Webb's sisters became an oncologist and another is a mathematician. As a youth, Webb identified with magazine models and women who were involved in the fashion industry, who exhibited control over their appearance. She also enjoyed comic books and dreamed of becoming an animator.

Webb graduated in 1983 from the Detroit Waldorf School and moved to New York to study design. After a makeup artist saw her in a housewares boutique, Webb dropped out of school to become a model. She also appeared in the music video for New Order's "Round and Round" off their 1989 album "Technique" and appears briefly in Scritti Politti's "Perfect Way" video from their 1985 album Cupid & Psyche 85. In New York, Webb pursued a modeling career and eventually became a spokesmodel for Revlon. She was the first black supermodel to win an exclusive contract for a major cosmetics company. In 1991 Webb made her feature film debut in Spike Lee's Jungle Fever. Her film credits include Someone Like You...The Big Tease, and Malcolm X. She also had a recurring role on the television show Damon and appeared on Just Shoot Me!Becker and Clueless. In 2006, Webb appeared in the independent feature film Dirty Laundry.

As a runway model she has modeled fashions from the collections of Azzedine Alaia, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Isaac Mizrahi, Karl Lagerfeld, and Todd Oldham. From Azzedine Alaia, with whom she lived during her stay in Paris, she learned French. Webb was named to American Vogue's best dressed list three times.

Webb has written essays and columns for Interview magazine, Paper Magazine ("New York City's style guide to downtown cool"), Panorama (an Italian weekly news magazine), DetailsElleThe Sunday TimesThe New York Times Syndicate, Conde Nast's Cookie magazine, and Esquire.

In 1995, she modeled for the first annual show of Victoria's Secret.

In 1998, Miramax Books published Veronica Webb Sight: Adventures In The Big City, a collection of autobiographical essays. Harvey Weinstein, chairman of Miramax, approached her while she was in line at the White House about publishing her essays as a memoir.

Webb was the co-host of the first season of Bravo's Tim Gunn's Guide To Style.

In 2010, Webb was named a member of the Eucerin Skin First Council to promote skin health.

Campaigns:

Alizé, Byblos, Circa Jewels, DKNY, Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, Revlon, Versace Couture.

Fashion Shows:

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1986 { Joseph, Sportmax, Oscar de La Renta }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1986 { Chanel, Chloe, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo }

Haute Couture - Fall/Winter 1986 { Chanel }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1987 { Byblos, Chanel, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Luciano Soprani, Oscar de La Renta }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1987 { Calvin Klein, Chloe, Enrico Coveri, Helmut Lang, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Kenzo }

Haute Couture - Fall/Winter 1987 { Chanel }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1988 { Blumarine, Calvin Klein, Enrico Coveri, Jean-Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Comme des Garcons, Karl Lagerfeld, Moschino, Yves Saint Laurent }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1988 { Betsey Johnson, Chanel, Enrico Coveri, Christian Lacroix, Comme des Garcons, Fendi, Issey Miyake, Karl Lagerfeld, Missoni }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1989 { Calvin Klein, Complice } 

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1989 { Azzedine Alaia, Byblos }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1990 { Isaac Mizrahi, Ronaldus Shamask }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1990 { Azzedine Alaia, Carmelo Pomoforo }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1991 { Donna Karan, Giorgio di Sant'Angelo }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1992 { Azzedine Alaia, Chanel, Dorothee bis, Enrico Coveri, Helmut Lang, Hermes, Isaac Mizrahi, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenzo, Martine Sitbon }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1992 { Chanel, Chloe, Comme des Garcons, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander, Marina Spadafora, Michel Klein, Rifat Ozbek, Sophie Sitbon, Todd Oldham, Yves Saint Laurent }

Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1992 { Chanel, Versace }

Haute Couture - Fall/Winter 1992 { Chanel }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1993 { Blumarine, Byblos, Chloe, Comme des Garcons, Complice, Fendi, Gaetano Navarra, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Jil Sander, Karl Lagerfeld, Marina Spadafora, Rifat Ozbek, Sportmax, Todd Oldham, Versace }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1993 { Azzedine Alaia, Chanel, Christian Dior, Complice, Fendi, Jil Sander, Isaac Mizrahi, Gaetano Navarra, Gianfranco Ferre, Helmut Lang, Karl Lagerfeld, Todd Oldham, Versace }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1994 { Isaac Mizrahi, Ralph Lauren, Rifat Ozbek, Todd Oldham, Versace }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1994 { Donna Karan, Dolce&Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferre, Hermes, Isaac Mizrahi, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Rifat Ozbek, Salvatore Ferragamo, Todd Oldham, Versace, Xuly Bet }

Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1994 { Christian Dior }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1995 { Todd Oldham, Victoria's Secret }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 1995 { Isaac Mizrahi, Todd Oldham }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 1996 { Anne Klein, Isaac Mizrahi, Todd Oldham, Structure Underwear, Victoria's Secret }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2000 { Bob Mackie }

Ready-To-Wear - Spring/Summer 2016 { Sophie Theallet }

Ready-To-Wear - Fall/Winter 2016 { Sophie Theallet, Yeeze }