The last of the “Big Four” fashion events, Paris Fashion Week, is happening. 

It’s no wonder that Paris is the fashion capital of the world. The September fashion week is just one of two fashion weeks that the City of Lights hosts each year — not counting the men’s and haute couture events.

Millions of people and the crème de la crème of the fashion world flock to Paris in late September for one of the largest ready-to-wear shows in the industry. For eight days, the most iconic fashion houses from Saint Laurent, Chanel, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and many more put on iconic events. This Paris Fashion Week, we are keeping an eye on a handful or Black fashion icons.

Selena Forrest

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At just 24 years old, Selena Forrest has already been ranked as one of the Top 50 models by The Louisiana native got her start at just 15 years old when she was scouted at Huntington Beach in California.

Chantal Monaghan

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Chantal Monaghan first got her start in the modeling world through the modeling show “The Face Australia.” She has landed campaigns for luxury brands like Ralph Lauren, and she also is the face of shoe brand Jo Mercer.

Winnie Harlow

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Canadian supermodel, Winnie Harlow, has taken the world and the runway since her days on cycle 19 “America’s Next Top Model.” She has since amassed a massive following on Instagram, signed several modeling contracts and become an outspoken spokesperson for people living with vitiligo.

Lineisy Montero 

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The Dominican model, who is known for rocking her natural hair, has made a name for herself modeling for iconic fashion brands such as Prada, Givenchy and Miu Miu. She was discovered in an amusement park in her hometown of Santo Domingo.

Maria Borges

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This African supermodel is originally from Angola and was named Forbes Africa Magazine’s top model of 2013. She got her start at 17 years old when she began taking on local modeling competitions in her home country.