Having graced the covers of Vogue Arabia’s first-anniversary issue Vogue US’ 125th one, Imaan Hammam has quickly become a fashion force to be reckoned with. Below, take a look at some of the Dutch model of Moroccan-Egyptian descent’s best career moments.
All eyes on her
At the tender age of 16, Hammam catapulted to fame when she opened Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy SS14 show. It was an incredible honor for someone only taking their first steps in the industry.
Standing up for the people
In December 2016, the model used her influence to call out the violence and war in Syria. “What a cruel world we live in… my heart breaks when I see what’s happening in Aleppo”, she wrote on Instagram. “These innocent human beings are losing their lives and families… I feel ashamed”.
March 2017 was an incredible month for Hammam, as she joined Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid, and other models on the cover of Vogue US’ 125th-anniversary issue. This confirmed Hammam’s status as one of the most coveted faces of the decade.
When she thought that 2017 could not be more exciting, at the end of the year, Hammam became the first black Arab model to be the face of Chanel Beauty.
Hammam stole the show with the little leather black dress of the season, walking for Versace’s Fall/Winter 2018 show.
Making dreams come true
In March 2018, Hammam was booked for a cover no one will ever forget: Vogue Arabia’s first-year anniversary issue next to the iconic Somali supermodel Iman Abdulmajid — one of fashion’s biggest icons. “Mom, my dream came true,” Hammam wrote on her Instagram.
A kind heart
In July 2018, Hammam joined the Knot On My Planet campaign, protecting elephants from poaching and trafficking. “Happy to support (the) #KnotOnMyPlanet campaign with my new @Loewe elephant bag made in collaboration with women from the Samburu Workshop,” Hammam posted on Instagram. The sales proceeds of this bag were donated to the Elephant Crisis Fund.
She means business
In April 2020 Hammam broadened her set of skills and partnered with Frame to produce a limited-edition ready-to-wear collection. It featured a range of “iconic pieces representing her quest for freedom and diversity, channeling youth and empowerment”, highlighted the brand.