How Iman Went From Supermodel to CEO
(Black Enterprise) — Launched in 1994, the IMAN brand (ImanCosmetics.com) was an instant hit, with retail sales of approximately $20 million. Three years after its launch, the brand went international, selling an additional $10 million in the United Kingdom, Canada, and France in 1997. Since then, distribution has been extended to Brazil, Africa, and the Caribbean. After nearly two decades in business, Iman continues to find new ways to extend her distinctive brand of world-class beauty and razor-sharp business instincts, most recently as co-host, along with designer Isaac Mizrahi, of The Fashion Show Ultimate Collection, a reality television show featuring competing designers on Bravo TV.