Over the last decade, French-Italian beauty Cindy Bruna has become one of the most recognizable models in the industry, and has been ranked as a Money Girl on models.com, alongside the likes of Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner – meaning she has high fashion staying power.
Bruna has walked the runway for some of the biggest names in fashion, including Balmain and Alexander McQueen; and is a frequent feature in shows for Arab designers Zuhair Murad and Elie Saab, showcasing their designs at ready-to-wear and couture fashion weeks across the world.
Bruna was also the protégé of the late legendary couturier Azzedine Alaïa, who gave the 26 year old her first modeling job. “Alaïa was my first job,” she previously told Vogue Arabia. “I arrived at his showroom and was not even able to walk in heels. I learned to walk with him. Through it all, I could always feel that I was in the presence of a genius.”
However, it is not just the model’s captivating strut that demands widespread attention – more importantly, she uses her platform and global reach to promote causes that are close to her heart. She frequently calls on the industry to be more inclusive. “To have been the first woman of color to work on a Calvin Klein exclusive back in 2012 just made me realize how much we have to push to bring change to the industry,” Bruna said. “Yes, things have evolved since then, but we can still do more.”
As Cindy Bruna now makes her Vogue cover debut, starring on not one but two covers for the Vogue Arabia December 2020 Saudi issue, we take a look at some of her greatest runway moments, in the gallery above.