IMG has signed a beautiful hijab-wearing model called Halima Aden. Halima is Somali-American and was the first ever beauty pageant contestant to compete in a hijab. The model was picked up by Carine Roitfeld her mag CR Fashion Book, and appears in issue 10 wearing Jil Sander, lensed by Mario Sorrenti.
Just when you thought you’d had enough of racist “leaders”, depressing news stories and the like… Something like this swoops along and brightens the day. Sure, it’s only fashion – but lots of women (and men) will see this and that’s a positive step in the right direction for diversity.