It’s hard not to be mesmerized by China Machado’s beauty. With impossibly high cheekbones, striking black hair and regal posture, her unique look is unmistakable. As Richard Avedon’s muse and the first non-Caucasian model to be featured in a major fashion magazine, she turned the industry on its head and paved the way for a generation of models to come. Now at 82 years of age and once again signed to modeling agency IMG, Machado proves that beauty is ageless. In the last two years alone she has been featured in campaigns for Barneys and Cole Haan, and has just submitted the first draft of her biography. We can’t wait to hear her story firsthand, and see all that’s yet to come!

Photo by: Richard Avedon/Moo

Posted by BECCA Beauty Stylist, 28 Feb 2014, Comments (0)