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She passed away in 2009 after a battle with breast cancer. Hardison was a major supermodel in '60s and '70s, working for Ford Modeling Agency.
She was a participant in the legendary "Battle of Versailles" fashion show in 1973, which pitted old-world designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior against American newbies like Bill Blass and Halston.
After submitting the intimate snap, which shows the mother-of-one holding the iconic image that was taken in 2010 by photographer David Dawson, Kate said: 'Lucian was an inspiration to me; he had a passion for life and art that will always stay with me.''She is a remarkable woman who is changing lives within her community every single day.
I'm supporting action/2015 because I want 2015 to be the year that world leaders commit to eradicating global poverty and preventing needless child deaths from malnutrition.'She said: 'The idea of collectively being responsible for the well-being of each other – neighbours and strangers alike - is a real inspiration to me and the way I live my life.
MORE: Models Are Getting So Skinny That Editors Are Doing WHAT?! The Jamaican singer, actress, and model was one of the first black women in the business, where she modeled in Paris for designers like Yves Saint Laurent and Kenzo, before appearing on numerous magazine covers.
Known for outrageous, avant-garde personal style, she's depicted here in 1960.
Danish 27-year-old model Freja Beha Erichsen said: 'I have decided to pick an image of Monique Tondoi, a health promotion worker for MSF in Kibera slum in Nairobi, because I greatly admire the work she does.
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Here, Hardison is pictured attending the Hearts of Gold Gala in New York City, November 2013.
She became a modeling scout, and discovered fellow superstar Naomi Campbell.
Cleveland and Luna were undisputed darlings of the mod Youth Quake fashion scene of the sixties, and they set the stage for more and more black models to break into the industry.
Even then, a runway show might contain one black woman to thirty white women, and it took a long time for black models to become widely accepted.