Legendary fashion model China Machado died on Thursday night, WWD reports. She was 86 years old.
Throughout her decades in the industry, she worked with a who’s who of the fashion world, including Hubert de Givenchy, Cristobal Balenciaga, Oleg Cassini, Pierre Cardin, and more. Machado even became the first diverse model on the cover of a major magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, in 1959. Not only did she front the publication, but she also worked for it for 11 years, starting as a senior editor and eventually becoming its fashion director.
Machado continued to model into her 80s, having appeared in a Cole Haan campaign in 2013 and most recently was shot by Steven Meisel for Ray-Ban.