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Kenyan Model Malaika Firth Cast in Prada Autum/Winter 2013 Campaign



First Black Model to be in a Prada Campaign - BellaNaija - July2013

For the first time since 1996, practically two decades ago, Italian luxury brand Prada has cast a black model. As part of the labels Autumn/Winter 2013 campaign, 19 year old UK raised Kenyan model Malaika Firth was cast as one of the 7 models in the campaign alongside Christy Turlington and Chinese model Fei Fei Sun.

Malaika, who has been modelling since 2011 is the first black model to pose with the signature Prada items since Naomi Campbell’s runway appearance in 1994.

This is also the first time, in a long time, Prada is casting an Asian model.

Check out the other photos with Christie Turlington and Fei Fei Sun from the campaign below.

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Congratulations to her from BellaNaija.

Photo Credit: Fashionising

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  1. Jennis

    July 8, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Gosh !!!..this people are just damn too thin !!! they should eat food ooooo….

  2. Lami

    July 8, 2013 at 12:35 pm


  3. ilaugh

    July 8, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Ermmm.. Please which of them is the Kenyan or balck model.

    • Sandra

      July 8, 2013 at 2:19 pm

      The first picture is the black model. Her dad is British and her mum is Kenyan.

    • Ms. Vee

      July 9, 2013 at 4:26 am

      She is not black with her white British father. She is mixed.

  4. comment awaiting moderation

    July 8, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    How is she black?

  5. choclate

    July 8, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    lol, but she is not even black o, i think the correct term is she is African. don’t kill me, just correct me if i’m wrong -_-

    • Riyadh

      July 13, 2013 at 1:20 am

      yes she is African, a bi-racial African

  6. Bimpe

    July 8, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    horror movie

  7. Ms. Vee

    July 8, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    There is not a single black woman among these gaunt models. Meh.

  8. Lilly

    July 8, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    The devil wears Prada. Lol


    July 8, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    plz who is meant to be black here? i can see the shades of black women seems to be getting lighter but when u see a Black male model he is always VERY BLACK!

  10. mujercasada

    July 9, 2013 at 12:46 am

    So we should not even attempt to buy prada. That is what this means. The girl is not even near black.

  11. Chic

    July 9, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Malaika is biracial not black can we stop w lumping mixed race black and something else people as being black. The kids themselves identify as being biracial even if they lean more towards the black side so I think we should respect that don’t you agree BN?

  12. Anonymous like dat

    July 12, 2013 at 9:48 am

    He’s not quite there yet. He should try again in another 20 years

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