The Color of Beauty: The Life and Work of New York Fashion Icon Ophelia DeVore

Written by:
Alina Mitchell
Narrated by:
Laquita James

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2021
3 hours 27 minutes
Ophelia DeVore boldly overcame tragedy and hardship to become the first black model in the United States of America. She possessed grace, finesse, intelligence, natural beauty, and courage. Being the first black graduate of the Vogue Modeling School, she eventually became a powerful business mogul, an exuberant entrepreneur, and a respected leader in her field. Her story is unique because she redefined 'beauty' in America. Throughout her life, she sought to prove to the world beauty could be found in every shade of color.

The Ophelia DeVore Charm School and Grace Del Marco Modeling Agency served as a strong foundation for notables including Diahann Carroll, Richard Roundtree, Trudy Haynes, Helen Williams, Cicely Tyson, Susan Taylor, Audrey Smaltz, and many more. She regularly worked with fashion icons such as Christian Dior, Ralph Lauren, and Ceil Chapman. In a personal letter written on July 17, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., thanked DeVore for being a part of 'the great democratic crusade of our era.' Her inspirational story will move you to believe in yourself and achieve your dreams.
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