Incredible Iman

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Iman shows us how it’s done in this stunning photoshoot for Scene magazine where the 58 year old discusses her ascent from supermodel to supermogul.

Below is an excerpt from the accompanying article, written by Zandile Blay: 

“By this point, the origins of what makes Iman so exceptional are well honed and oft told. There’s the childhood as the daughter of an African diplomat. There’s the discovery by photographer Peter Beard while a young Iman was studying at the University of Nairobi. There’s the rapid rise in the fashion industry, launched by her first shoot atVogue. There are the friendships, on and off the runway, with Yves Saint Laurent, Calvin Klein, Richard Avedon and more. And of course, there are the marriages: the first at 18 to her childhood sweetheart, the second to basketball great Spencer Haywood and the last to David Bowie.

While such details would mark the sum total of another woman’s life story, for Iman, they are just footnotes. What makes her remarkable is neither that famed beauty or her equally famed love life, but a maverick mind that figured out the impossible: leveraging her exotic style and unique life story into product categories mainstream America could buy for $14.99 and up. Along the way, her business strategies have transformed a young African ingénue into a bona fide American millionaire.”

 

Check out the full piece here: http://scenemag.com/2014/03/iman-inc-from-supermodel-to-supermogul/

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