Imaan Hammam, the half Moroccan half Egyptian model and Vogue Arabia cover star, is a trailblazer in the world of high fashion. Hammam represents diversity on the runway as an Arab model on the perpetual rise (walking for Versace, Fendi, Brandon Maxwell, and beyond) and has one of the industry’s most impressive CVs, counting multiple international Vogue covers in her portolio. The star’s self-professed idol growing up was Naomi Campbell, much like British model Jourdan Dunn. Proud of her roots, Hammam references her cultural background and roots on her Instagram profile to half a million followers, amongst her photographs from fashion week, on-location shoots, and beyond.
Seven hours ago the star made one of her most personal tributes to her family, posting a photo of her paternal grandparents with the caption, “Grandma and Grandpa ❤️ #egypt.” While the model has shown family photos perviously of her siblings on her brother’s birthday, and a few shots of herself as a baby, this is a particulary touching insight into her heritage and family world.
In August, the model posted a millennial pink filter over a shot of the pyramids with a dove emoticon.
On April 2nd 2017, Imaan graced the cover of Vogue Arabia’s second print release, the Power issue. The supermodel commented on her Instagram account posting the cover, “It’s an such honor to be representing the strong and powerful arab women. Growing up in an Moroccan/Egyptian culture, i feel so blessed that I can inspire young arab women to always succeed, achieve and and keep positive in life!” For the shoot, the model was photographed by Patrick Demarchelier in New York, and prepared this behind-the-scenes video for Vogue Arabia readers sharing her favorite Moroccan dish made by her mother and more. See the shoot here. Follow the star for more insights into her past, present, and what’s in the pipeline.