There’s no better way to celebrate Black History Month and New York’s upcoming Fashion Week simultaneously than with a look back at the glamorous history of the Black model.

In our timeline of the past 60 years’ legendary catwalk queens, we pay homage to icons including Donyale Luna and Iman, who have paved the way for present-day divas like Chanel Iman and Joan Smalls.

Check out our recap of the unforgettable brown beauties.