Liya Kebede Lands J.Crew All by Herself

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Even though J.Crew's had plenty of well-known models in their catalogs (Lauren Hutton, Cintia, Anouck, and Mallory from the Real World Paris, if you're into fun facts, they've never signed just one face to front the print shopper from first page to last - until now.

Fashion Week Daily reports that Liya Kebede, Ethiopian mother of two and face of St. John for Spring 09, has been signed to model the April J.Crew catalog all by herself, which is sure to bring some fashion-centric attention to the brand that's just come off so much press from Michelle Obama's support of the office-wear staple.

But more pressing: Does this make the J.Crew catalog the new barometer of a model's success?

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