But in Arizona’s case, her motherhood might have even helped her career.
Not only does it make her more relatable and mature (Anna Wintour called her a “gorgeous, smart grown-up” in her February 2011 editor’s letter), but her adorable, curly headed toddler Nikko photographs beautifully.
Together, they provided a much-needed outlet for black women systematically excluded from the pages of white-targeted fashion publications like and other publications targeted at a black demographic are still very much part of the picture today, the racial exclusion practiced throughout the industry finally began to dwindle with the rise of the Civil Rights Movement.
In 1966, two years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, Donyale Luna became the first black model on the cover of any MORE: From Cindy Crawford to Karlie Kloss: The 18 Hottest All-American Models Slowly but surely, black models began to break through the racial divide in fashion.
MORE: Underwear Models Through the Decades: 25 Sexy Photos From the 1940s to Now In an era defined by the prejudicial treatment of black Americans and the concurrent rise of the Civil Rights Movement, the black community started to develop outlets for exploring the impact of fashion, entirely separate from the unwelcoming environment of the fashion industry at the time.
African-American lifestyle publication agazine was launched in 1945, and its cross-country runway show, the Ebony Fashion Fair, was launched a decade later, in 1958.
Baker and Holiday were major outliers in the racially-segregated, largely conservative milieu of the early to mid-twentieth century, as black women were afforded very little recognition in any field by mainstream media during this time period.
She is a fashion model who began her modeling as a teenager and since then she has appeared on the cover of the Korean, Russian, Greek, Chinese, Australian, Spanish, Mexican, Portuguese, Dazed & Confused, Turkish and Ukrainian Vogue and Numéro.
Her parents choose her name after the name of her birth state ‘Arizona’.
For African-American men, mohawk variants of the Afro, The 360 Waves, jheri curl and The Taper are popular in the 2010s, as are shaved patterns or "steps" into variants of the buzzcut.
The High Top Fade, often with a bleached blonde streak inspired by Wiz Khalifa, came back into style among African American youth on the West Coast.