Model and philanthropist Liya Kebede, her husband Kassy, and their children Raee,5, and Suhul,9, attended the Jean-Paul Gaultier show as part of the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011 earlier this month.
Liya has her own “couture” line of women and children’s clothing called LemLem, which was inspired by her daughter Raee:
“As a model, I learned so much about clothes and the making of a garment. I’m from Ethiopia, and on one of our trips we visited local weavers working in poor conditions who didn’t have a market for their products anymore. I was in a position to try to give them jobs, keep their art alive and also bring the sensibility of a unique garment to the West. That’s the whole picture of how Lemlem was created. I started with children’s clothes because I love shopping for my children. It also gives kids here something beautiful that was made in Africa(Source)”