Signs First Muslim Model
18th January 2012
has signed its first Muslim model - the 22-year-old
Tunisian, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem - as a global face.
The brand features Hanaa, who debuted as a model
in Vivienne Westwood's spring 2011 runway show and
broke out a few months later after cropping her
hair for Givenchy. She has since modeled in New
York and Paris fashion weeks for Chanel, Oscar de
la Renta, Hermes, Jean Paul Gaultier, Giambattista
Valli, Givenchy and Ralph Lauren.
She told New York Magazine,
"People in Tunisia have this misconception of
what modeling is about. Modeling can be a career
choice, too. I plan to change this misconception
within my culture. I met an Arab woman, Sophie
Galal, who shared my views and ideas about changing
and exposing the true challenges of the modeling
profession for the Arab world. She soon became
my manager and presented me to IMG."
As the first Muslim to represent
the brand, Hanaa will star in the new campaign
for Teint Idole Ultra 24 hour Foundation which
will be available on 1st February in 18 shades.