The Supermodels of the 1970's

Much like the supermodels of the 1960's, the cover girls of the '70s mirrored the changing times. Whether they were breaking down barriers or just shaking things up, each girl left her own footprint on the industry.

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March 31, 2014 4:00 PM
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Beverly Johnson

Beverly Johnson paved the way for African American models, breaking down many racial barriers in the '70s. When she first pursued a modeling career, she was rejected by every modeling agency she reached out to. However, after things began to shift culturally, her phone began to ring off the hook. She appeared in over 500 magazines and walking the runway for Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, and many more.