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An Ode to Fairouz, the Jewel of the Arab World

Born Nouhad Wadie’ Haddad, Fairouz (meaning turquoise in Arabic) is feted as a national treasure of the Arab world. Known and admired beyond the region, the iconic Lebanese singer, who quickly rose to prominence with her soothing vocals, had the ability to unite entire generations of Arabs through decades of conflict with her music. It’s only fitting that Vogue Arabia honors the legendary singer in its first anniversary issue, with Lebanese poet and novelist Abbas Beydoun penning a tribute to the icon. The homage is accompanied by an ethereal editorial styled by Vogue Arabia fashion director Katie Trotter. See the striking photos by Jack Waterlot in the gallery ahead, and don’t forget to pick up your copy on shelves now.

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Production credits
Photographer: Jack Waterlot
Fashion director: Katie Trotter
Model: Alexina Graham at Women Management
Style assistants: Mohammad Hazem Rezq, Aleksandra Markovic, Victoria Shchepakina
Hair: Dennis Gots at The Wall Group
Makeup: Ayami at The Wall Group
Makeup assistant: Risa
Nails: Gina Edwards at Kate Ryan

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