China Machado, Breakthrough Model Until the End, Dies at 86
Ms. Machado was the first nonwhite supermodel, and it’s a legacy the fashion industry has to wrestle with.
By Vanessa Friedman

“She was the first to put in front of the audience the idea of the otherness, bringing out memories of different cultures and fragments of other imagery. She always did it with irony, without posing, modeling or vogueing. Somehow she showed it all while dancing.”