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Kimora Lee Simmons Biography

Modeled As A Teenager, Met Russell Simmons, Entered The Fashion Design Business, Led An Extravagant Lifestyle

1975—

Model, fashion business executive, entrepreneur

Simmons, Kimora Lee, photograph. Vince Bucci/Getty Images.

A towering 6-foot, 4-inches in heels, Kimora Lee Simmons began a successful career as a model when she was 14 years old, working under exclusive contract with Chanel. Then, in 1998, she married hip-hop media mogul Russell Simmons and entered the fashion design business. Expanding her husband's Phat Farm men's clothing line, Simmons became the creative genius behind Baby Phat, which offers urban, chic clothing and accessories for women and children. Outspoken and with a definite flair for high-end extravagance, Simmons has created a brand-worthy name for herself that has overflowed into jewelry, cosmetics, and shoes. She also has a fledgling career in film and television.

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