Tyson Beckford Fashion Icon Supermodel releases his official autobiography, as volume one of a new 7 edition book series ˝Super Natural – Rise of the Supermodel.˝
Tyson Beckford / Supermodel / Actor / Producer is a global icon in the world’s of fashion and entertainment today. He has appeared in a vast number of fashion campaigns, music videos and movies.
But his early upbringing in Rochester and The Bronx in New York City was anything but glamorous. It was surely American, but it was a far cry from the ‘Ralph Lauren American Dream’ that Tyson would later come to represent. More than just breaking a few glass ceilings in his rise, he often had to fight for his very life.
He is noted as the first Jamaican-American male supermodel, also credited with opening the door for other men of colour to enter into the industry.
Tyson was born in The Bronx on the 19th December, 1970, and spent his early years under the snowstorms of Rochester, upstate New York City. He was born to an Afro-Jamaican mother, Hillary Dixon Hall and a Panamanian father of Afro-Jamaican and Chinese-Jamaican descent, Lloyd Beckford. Even though most people consider him a black man, he is also one full quarter Chinese.
When Tyson was still a small child, soon after he was born, his mother Hilary took the family back to Jamaica, where they lived for seven years connecting a young Tyson to his Jamaican roots, before returning to New York City, before embarking on his stellar career as a Supermodel, actor and producer.
This groundbreaking new 7-part book Series “SUPER NATURAL” is a detailed exploration of humankind’s ongoing and ever changing fascination with the idea of beauty. As told by several of the biggest models of all time.
From ancient times, through the Renaissance and Middle Ages, through the Golden screen ages of Hollywood, right through to the modern evolution of the Supermodel in history. For global release in 2022.
Artists as far back as ancient times humankind has been fascinated with what was considered ‘the ideal’ in human form. We travel in time through history, through the movements of the 60’s, the 70’s, the 80’s and 90’s, right up to the present day. To explore the changing notion of ‘the ideal’.
And along the way we take a deep dive into the worlds of art and culture, and the often neglected world of ‘male beauty’ seen through the lives of the most important male models to ever live.
The series features an incredible cast of fashion icons, past and present, Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Bethann Hardison, Tyson Beckford, Sean O’Pry, John Barnes Pearson, Alison Edmond, Paul Cavaco, Donatella Versace, Marcus Schenkenberg, Carrie Otis, Oliver Rousteing, Nicola Formichetti, Mert and Marcus, , David Sims, Laspata Decaro, Chris Colls, James Houston, GQ’s Jim Moore, Teddy Quinlivan, Valentina Sampaio, Andreja Pejic, Alpha Dia, Adomis Bosso, Fernanda Liz, Lana Winters, Adut Akech Calvin Klein, Taylor Swift, David Gandy, Alex Lundqvist, Mark Vanderloo, Tony Ward, Paloma Elsesser, Hedi Slimane, and many more.