The 5.30am starts, the long-waits to get through make-up, and then the sudden dash to switch looks to walk for a second time on the runway. Being a model on the international fashion week circuit is no easy task. The hours are long and the expectations are exceedingly high. Despite all the intricacies of the job, there are models who just make it all look so effortless. Step up Vogue Arabia‘s December cover star who wrapped up the magazine’s first year in circulation, Nora Attal.
The Moroccan beauty – at Viva London – has a packed schedule this week in Paris, as we reported, having already walked for Kenzo Fall 2018 at the Menswear Fashion Week, two looks at Proenza Schouler Fall 2018 ready-to-wear during the Paris Couture schedule, Hermès Pre-Fall 2018, and Haute Couture shows at Dior and Chanel for Spring 2018. A whirlwind of seasons indeed.
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Above are shots from Attal’s December shoot with Vogue Arabia, featuring long-line silhouettes and an elevated conservative dress code. Photographed by Emma Summerton.
Attal takes Vogue.me readers exclusively behind-the-scenes in the show prep and build-up to walking on the Chanel runway yesterday in an exclusive photo diary. Scroll down to see the model antics and to go backstage at the Grand Palais with the next-generation supers.
Makeup prep in process:
The clothing rail that couture dreams are made of:
Did the internal memo for off-duty threads read ‘simply red’? Nora poses with her contemporaries before the two Chanel show runs unravel:
The final fittings take place:
Model Mica Arganaraz takes a pre-show snooze backstage at Chanel, as captured by Attal.
After a 5am start, it was then time for a beauty sleep, and repeat.
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