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7 Arab Models Who Took Over the Fashion Month This Season

From New York to Paris, Arab models dominated this season’s fashion week runways, proving the immense talent emerging from the region. Read on to find out which brands tapped MENA faces to bring their collections to life.

Ameni Esseibi

After walking her first Paris Fashion Week show last year, Tunisian model and former cover star Ameni Esseibi returned to the City of Lights for Weinsanto. The body-positive style star walked the runway in a playful corseted mini dress.


Amira Al-Zuhair

Amira Al-Zuhair, who has quickly become a fashion week fixture, walked the runway for Dolce & Gabbana in Milan wearing a sharp black blazer dress. The Saudi beauty was later spotted at the Elie Saab show wearing a sparkling powder blue gown and a black lace number.

Dolce & Gabbana

Elie Saab

Gigi Hadid

Before beginning promotional duties for her new job as co-host of Next in Fashion, Hadid was in Milan for the Prada show. The part-Palestinian model walked the runway wearing a smart gray coat over a black top and embroidered skirt.


Imaan Hammam

Former Vogue Arabia cover star Imaan Hammam ruled the runways at Milan Fashion Week by walking for not one but five shows. The Egyptian-Moroccan model was spotted at the Michael Kors, Etro, Moschino, Tod’s, and Max Mara shows.


Michael Kors


Loli Bahia

Algerian-French model Lolia Bahia had a busy fashion month, having walked for multiple houses in New York, Milan, and Paris. The 19-year-old opened the Tory Burch show and was also spotted at Michael Kors, Prada, Fendi, Etro, Max Mara, Saint Laurent, and Louis Vuitton.


Saint Lauren


Malika El-Maslouhi

Moroccan model and former Vogue Arabia cover star Malika El-Maslouhi, too, had a packed schedule that included walking for Thom Browne in New York, followed by Missoni in Milan, and Nina Ricci and Elie Saab in Paris.

Elie Saab

Nina Ricci


Nora Attal

Moroccan model Nora Attal was cast by a number of fashion houses this month. In New York, the former Vogue Arabia cover star walked for Michael Kors and Tory Burch, and was later spotted at the Max Mara, Moschino, Lanvin, and Courreges runways.

Max Mara

Tory Burch


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