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5.25.2009

Flashback Iconic- Mistaken Identity

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Donyale Luna was the first black model to appear on the cover of vogue. The infamous shot of her hidden face was only testament of her own struggle with her mirror's reflection. It was said that her face was hidden not to offend Vogue's readership at the time. But identity issues plagued Luna's career. Born in Detroit Michigan as Peggy Freeman, Luna emerged in NYC with a new name, racial identity and personal history. But the city who gloried people's fronts quickly accepted Luna as one of its own as she wore bright blue contacts and blonde wigs. Regardless of her own struggles, Luna opened the door for other girls of color to grace the pages of Vogue.
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