Beverly Johnson was the first African American woman to appear on the cover of Vogue in 1974. Over the span of her three-decade-long career, she appeared on more than 500 magazine covers. She has appeared in several films and television shows, and founded her own hair and makeup line in the 1990s.

Race on the Runway

This New York Fashion Week has continued a disturbing trend: little diversity. Beverly Johnson, the first African-American woman on the cover of ‘Vogue,’ reacts.