“Naomi was the first. She was the great ambassador for all black people. She broke down all the social barriers.” – Halston to the New York Times in 1974 regarding Naomi Sims who died this weekend and was considered by many to be the first black supermodel. She was a huge part of the “Black is Beautiful” movement and you can find two images of her in the current “Model As Muse” exhibit at the Met. Read the Times full obit here.