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Dorothea Towles
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    (July 26, 1922-July 7, 2006)
    Born in Texarkana, Texas
    Died in New York City, New York
    Model for Balmain, Christian Dior and Elsa Schiaparelli
    She was one of 8 children.
    She left her much older dentist husband to model (the 1950s).
    She became a platinum blonde at the request of Dior, who thought the look brought 'contrast.'
    She was the first successful black model in Paris.
    She stated the French didn't care what color she was, just that she was beautiful.
    She earned a Master's Degree in Education.
    She tore down barriers for Iman, Naomi Campbell and Tyra.

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