It's a first: Hijab-clad Halima Aden walks Yeezy Fashion Show and gets signed by IMG

Halima was the first model to wear hijab in swimsuit segment


Rida Lodhi February 16, 2017
Halima Aden poses for CR10. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM/CRFASHIONBOOK

Remember Halima Aden? A 19-year old, Somali-American, who was born at a refugee camp in Kenya, made headlines when she participated in Miss Minnesota US, and wore a hijab in the swimsuit segment.

Halima recently walked in the Yeezy Season 5 Show, being the first Hijab-clad model to ever walk the runway.

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Halima took to Instagram and posted one of her pictures from Kanye West's fashion show.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQj7lcDg1He/?taken-by=kinglimaa

Soon after, it was announced that the model has now been signed by IMG Models, a management agency who manages supermodels and has its roots in London, Paris, New York, Milan and Sydney.

The IMG Models agency has signed supermodels such as Gigi Hadid, Bella Hadid, Miranda Kerr, Lily Aldridge and Ashley Graham among many other models that have made it big today.

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Announcing it on Instagram, IMF posted:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQiQTpsg-Xn/?taken-by=imgmodels

They also posted one of the clips of Halima walking the runway in Yeezy Season 5 Show:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQjAzURg7Rl/?taken-by=imgmodels

Supermodel Gigi Hadid also posted on Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQjXTx5jL9X/?taken-by=gigihadid

Halima also revealed one of her recent photo-shoot for CR Fashion Book, a magazine of style & inspiration by Carine Roitfeld, shot by the legendary, Mario Sorrenti.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BQjpAjQgLF-/?taken-by=kinglimaa

This might only be the beginning for Halima. More power to you!

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COMMENTS (2)

Maheen Ayaz. | 4 years ago | Reply Woww!!! I am speechless
Bunny Rabbit | 4 years ago | Reply I thought Hijab was all about NOT parading in front of strange men ...
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