Monday, August 03, 2009

RIP- NAOMI SIMS- DEAD AT 61


NEWARK - Naomi Sims, the famed model and designer whose 1968 appearance on the cover of Ladies' Home Journal marked a breakthrough for African American women in the fashion and design industry, died Saturday, according to a report in the New York Times.

Sims, who most recently resided in Newark, was 61, and died of cancer, the report said.


http://www.thefashioninsider.com/dat/supermodels/Photo_29_f935355f14c7d294b408c17aa1baea8d.PNG

4 comments:

Judith said...

RIP. I recall reading about her in the book Model by Michael Gross.

iriegal said...

Yes Judith...she was a very classy lady

Quick said...

she was a beautiful, successful woman...one of pioneers

clnmike said...

Very sad.