December 22, 2015 by
Photography by Laurie and Charles Photographs

Since 1968, one of the advertising world’s most famous campaigns has posed the simple question “What Becomes a Legend Most?”

Generations of iconic women from Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, and Brigitte Bardot to Elizabeth Hurley, Naomi Campbell, and Cindy Crawford have donned Blackglama (and little else) in punctuating the furrier’s timeless message.

Calling Monika Katarina Johannsen iconic or a legend? You decide. But there is little doubt that this Polish-born force to be reckoned with knows how to command a room.

Whether at Omaha Fashion Week, the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts annual Benefit Art Auction, or dressed down (yeah, right) for volunteer work with the Heart Ministry Center and other non-profits, Monika Johannsen is forever and always…well…Monika Johannsen.

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