We’re only a couple of days into the Fall/Winter 2022 Paris Couture Week, and Arab representation on the runway has already had a moment. Walking the shows for not one but four coveted designers, Saudi Arabian model Amira Al Zuhair is taking couture week by storm. If she looks familiar, it’s because Al Zuhair has previously fronted one of Vogue Arabia’s December 2020 covers celebrating up-and-coming models in the Kingdom, and continues to feature in the magazine’s editorials since.
On the first day of couture week, Al Zuhair modeled the Fall/Winter 2022 couture collection of fellow Arab, Georges Hobeika. The Lebanese designer’s Mother Nature-inspired collection saw Al Zuhair dressed in a multi-colored piece, featuring a sheer blue top with floor-grazing sleeves, and a two-toned embellished skirt. Bringing the day to the end, Al Zuhair was spotted at the Giambattista Valli show next, where she took the runway in a maximalist number—a brown dress with a voluminous, layered skirt.
The next day, the model walked the runway for Alexis Mabille twice in two distinct looks—one, featuring a collared shirt and corseted skirt, and the other, a minimalistic, slinky dress. Later, she was a part of Giorgio Armani’s Armani Privé show—one of the most revered ones in the fashion calendar—which saw the octogenarian designer met with a standing ovation. “Thank you for this magical moment!” wrote Al Zuhair on a clip of her walking the runway in a sparkling blue look shared on Instagram.
Looking at the model’s busy start to the shows and with two more packed days left in Paris Couture Week, it is safe to say this may not be the last time we will see Al Zuhair on the runway this season.