At Fashion Week, the world was introduced to a crop of impossibly gorgeous Black models -- and we couldn't be more thrilled! From newcomers like Melodie Monrose (left) to more established stars like Joan Smalls, here are our picks for the top catwalk queens of the week.

Tia Williams
Sep, 16, 2010

catwalk_quuen_essence_web.jpg At Fashion Week, the world was introduced to a crop of impossibly gorgeous Black models -- and we couldn't be more thrilled! From newcomers like Melodie Monrose (left) to more established stars like Joan Smalls, here are our picks for the top catwalk queens of the week.