Coco Mitchell- From Discovery to Sports Illustrated

Coco Mitchell’s career, after decades in the fashion industry, is still blossoming and she is very much on top of her game. Watch our exclusive interview with Coco Michell where she shares some of her experiences from the beginning of her career.

Coco Mitchell discovered on the streets of  New York City by the legendary Eileen Ford. This CCNY graduate and elementary school teacher went on to grace the pages of Mademoiselle, Glamour, Italian and French Vogue. From Revlon’s ground breaking women of color campaign “Polished Ambers” to being one of the 1st African American models to to appear in The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. Coco Michell has been a source of inspiration and a driving force in the fashion industry. The list of designers that she has worked with is impressive to say the least. From Armani, Versace, Dior, Givenchy, Sonia Rykiel, Yves St. Laurent, Issey Miyake, Valentino, Gian Franco Ferre to Ralph Rucci, Calvin Klein, Bill Blass, Badgely Mischka etc.

Cover photo Sports Illustrated

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Tijana is an entertainment journalist and television personality. Born in Serbia, Tijana moved to the United States as an international student. Upon graduating, she worked as a news anchor for the National Television Channel in Serbia. Since, she came back to New York City and has covered high end social events,red carpets, film premieres, and fashion shows. Some of her most noted interviews are with Oscar de la Renta, Joan Rivers, Kelsey Grammar, Bette Midler, Debra Messing, Ashanti and many more. She was a regular on Wetpaint’s show, The Tea.
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