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Helen Williams

Williams is another model who found success in Europe in the 1960s. She initially found work modeling for Black publications like Jet and Ebony earlier in her career but faced racial prejudice from her own as she was often told she was too dark.  Paris, France openly accepted her and she found success modeling for Christian Dior and Jean Dessès. She returned to the U.S., and with the help of press, opened more doors. Williams booked a number of ads for brands such as Budweiser, Loom Togs and Modess, which crossed over for the first time into the mainstream press, in titles such as The New York Times, Life and Redbook.

Category: National


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