Katiti Kironde

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Katiti Kironde was the first African woman to model on the cover of a women's magazine. As a freshman at Harvard University she was featured on the cover of Glamour's college issue in August 1968. The issue that featured Kironde on the cover remains Glamour's best-selling issue.[1] After graduating from Harvard, Kironde further established herself within the fashion industry over three decades.[2] Kironde launched her eponymous clothing line that focused on designing white shirts along with her husband, architect William Winder, in Boston.[3]

She also taught a non-credit freshman course at Harvard, "An Introduction To Fashion," in 2010.[4]

Kironde is the daughter of Apollo Kironde, who was the first Ambassador to the United Nations from Uganda.[5]


  1. ^ Pous, Terri (2 January 2013). "Katiti Kironde, 1968 - 11 Groundbreaking Fashion Magazine Covers - TIME.com". TIME.com.
  2. ^ "Katiti Kironde". Frame of Mind. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  3. ^ Sutton, Tina. "Style Watch: Katiti Kironde seeks perfect white blouse". Boston.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  4. ^ "The Harvard Crimson". www.thecrimson.com. Retrieved 2016-04-06.
  5. ^ "A Ugandan who was the first black face of Glamour Magazine". 5 January 2021.