Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Congrats to legendary runway diva Beverly Johnson. She was honored by the Palm Spring Walk of Stars this past weekend. The iconic beauty, was the first African-American model to grace the cover of Vogue Magazine, in August 1974, making world history as the first woman of color to ever grace the acclaimed magazine’s cover, and forever changing the beauty ideal in the fashion world. Joining her on the special day was iconic screen actor Fred Williamson and Gil Robertson of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA).
The Palm Springs Walk Of Stars was founded in 1992 and honors individuals with a Golden Palm Star embedded on the sidewalks of Palm Springs. Beverly’s Star will be placed in the heart of Palm Springs near many of the other prominent Star recipients. Past Star recipients include three U.S. Presidents, Lauren Bacall, Merv Griffin, Bob Hope, Lena Horne, James Earl Jones, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Barbara Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor and many more.
Thanks for sharing the photos Gil!