DUBAI: Dutch-Moroccan-Egyptian catwalk star Imaan Hammam turned heads this week by modeling for American label Ralph Lauren’s star-studded show.
The part-Arab model walked the runway in a purple outfit that featured a floor-length taffeta skirt with a thigh-high slit and a matching tank top from the brand’s spring-summer 2023 collection.
She jazzed up the look with a rainbow colored bucket hat and a green satin scarf that she wrapped around her neck.
The model’s background was a setting sun at the large Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California, near Los Angeles.
“So honored to be a part of such a special night. Your legacy lives on forever Ralph Lauren,” the model wrote on her Instagram after the show.
Apart from Hammam’s outfit, there were a lot of cowboy hats, worn jeans and boots to begin with, which gradually changed to finer attire such as long, bright skirts and slinky cut-out gowns.
The show, which featured designs from several Ralph Lauren lines, including menswear and kidswear, ended with the models returning to gather on the patio, joining Lauren as he emerged.
Ahead of its lavish 50th anniversary show in New York’s Central Park in 2018, this week’s extravaganza brought in a slew of movie stars — including newlyweds Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck — to watch more than 120 models walk the runway, including some gorgeous babies in Lauren’s children’s clothes, making the fashionable crowd gasp with delight.
Always a celebrity magnet, Lauren brought out a slice of A-list Hollywood with Lopez and Affleck, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, Sylvester Stallone, John Legend, Diane Keaton, Jessica Chastain, Laura Dern, Chris Pine and James Marsden, at a min.
During dinner, Kushton and Kunis chatted with Legend, who said in a pre-show interview that Lauren is “obviously an icon in the fashion industry and has meant so much to style for such a long time.”
Lopez noted that Lauren dressed her and Affleck for their recent nuptials. “Ralph did our wedding so we became very close,” the pop star said. “And we really love its aesthetic.”
– with AP