Nora Attal lands her first solo Vogue cover with Vogue Arabia’s December 2017 issue. The breathtaking Arabic and English covers were shot by renowned fashion photographer Emma Summerton. Wearing Prada on the English cover and Louis Vuitton on the Arabic, the model of Moroccan descent gives a nod to her Arabian roots, also wearing a precious traditional ceremonial headpice. She previously appeared as “next-generation model” on the cover of British Vogue alongside Edie Campbell, Kate Moss, Stella Tennant, and Jean Campbell, for the September 2017 issue.
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Attal leads the pack of rising Arab models taking the fashion industry by storm. Scouted at 14 by Jonathan Anderson for his 2014 JW Anderson campaign, she went on to walk the runways for Fendi, Chanel, Valentino, Dior, Versace, and Alexander McQueen.
The cover shoot is accompanied by an exclusive interview with Attal, in which she reveals that the cover is “a dream come true.” The 18-year-old brunette beauty also opens up about balancing high school with high fashion, feeling connected to her culture, and her favorite places in Morocco.
“I visit Morocco so often, I feel connected to the culture.”
Vogue Arabia’s editor-in-chief, Manuel Arnaut, says, “Ever since I first saw Nora Attal on the runway, I knew she was perfect for Vogue Arabia. Not only does she have the most gorgeous features (including glorious eyebrows), her charisma and focus make her unique. Chat with her and you will find her cool, contemporary, and a great ambassador of the Arab world, who is still extremely connected to her culture.”
The December issue is the sixth under Arnaut’s editorship. Previous cover models include Rihanna paying homage to Queen Nefertiti for November; the quadruple star factor of Afef Jnifen, Kenza Fourati, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, and Farida Khelfa for the October issue; Bella Hadid photographed by Karl Lagerfeld for the September issue; Jourdan Dunn for the summer July/August issue; and Halima Aden as June’s cover star.
The festive December issue also includes exclusive interviews with Jennifer Lopez and Shereen Reda, proving why they’re still at the top of her game. There’s also an in-depth beauty guide to preparing for — and surviving — the party season. Another exclusive sees Jasmine Sanders, aka Golden Barbie, photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth in a glamorous fashion shoot. Vogue Arabia also pays homage to the late, great Azzedine Alaïa, who passed away in Paris last Saturday. The December issue is on shelves now. Subscribe to the magazine here to get your copy.
Photography: Emma Summerton
Style: Patrick Mackie
Hair: Luke Chamberlain
Makeup: Ralph Siciliano