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COUTURE CLASH - models: Kiara Kabukuru, Ling Tan & Debra Shaw - photographer: Peter Lindbergh - fashion editor/stylist: Grace Coddington - hair: Odie Gilbert - makeup: Stephane Marais - Vogue April 1997

featured designer: Christian Dior by John Galliano1998 Collection

1869 wedding portrait of Mathilda Taylor Beasley, a free woman of color who risked her own safety by opening her door to local Savannah, Georgia children of color to teach them to read and write. After the death of her husband in 1877, she donated all of her assets to fund an orphanage and became the first African-American nun in the state of Georgia.

‘Couture Clash’ - Models: Kiara Kabukuru & Debra Shaw | Designer: Christian Dior by John Galliano | Photographer: Peter Lindbergh | Fashion Editor/Stylist: Grace Coddington | Hair: Odie Gilbert | Make-up: Stephane Marais (Vogue April 1997)