Imaan Hammam

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Imaan Hammam
Imaan Hammam on Carolina Herrera FW15 (cropped).jpg
Hammam in 2015
Born (1996-10-05) 5 October 1996 (age 26)
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Modeling information
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown

Imaan Hammam (born 5 October 1996) is a Dutch fashion model. As of 2020, she has appeared on the cover of Vogue 18 times, four times on the American edition.[2][3][4][5] She currently ranks on's "Industry Icons" and was ranked on its "Top Sexiest Models" lists.[6][7] As of 2021, she has appeared on The Big Four covers of Vogue.


Hammam being made up for Moschino in 2019

Hammam is signed with DNA Model Management in New York, VIVA Model Management in Paris, London, and Barcelona, Why Not Model Management in Milan, and CODE Management in Amsterdam.[8]

Hammam was first discovered in Amsterdam's Central Station by an agent from CODE Management in 2010 at age 14.[9] In 2013, her agency sent her to Paris with VIVA Model Management and she was given the special honor to open the Givenchy show as an exclusive. Shortly after she appeared in consecutive issues of American, Italian and French Vogue. The current editor of Vogue,Anna Wintour, is a supporter of Hammam and mentioned the model in her editor's letter the first time she appeared in the magazine.[10]

Hammam has also appeared on the covers and editorials (including several international editions) of Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, Glamour, Pop, LOVE, The Gentlewoman, i-D, V, Holiday, Wall Street Journal, Porter, The Edit, W, Numéro, and Document Journal. [11]

Hammam has walked the runways for nearly every top brand including Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Maison Margiela, Prada, Michael Kors, Moschino, Chanel, DKNY, Jean Paul Gaultier, Hugo Boss, Nina Ricci, Jacquemus, Giambattista Valli, Isabel Marant, Dsquared2, Lanvin, Stella McCartney, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti, Derek Lam, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Thierry Mugler, rag+bone, Emanuel Ungaro, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Balenciaga, Hermés, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane Von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, Vera Wang, Versace, Fendi, Proenza Schouler, Anna Sui, Tom Ford, Dior, Sportmax, Philipp Plein, Brandon Maxwell and Victoria's Secret.[12][13]

She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Chanel, Versace, Moschino, Alexander McQueen, Revlon, Chloe, Givenchy, Sonia Rykiel, DKNY, Diane Von Furstenburg, Coach, Giorgio Armani, Tiffany & Co., Calvin Klein, Shiseido, H&M, Topshop, Express, Target and Scotch & Soda.

In April 2016, Hammam won Couturesque Magazine's Model of the Year competition, receiving more than half of the public vote against popular models Lucky Blue Smith and Bella Hadid.[14]

For the H&M collaboration with Erdem, Hammam was one of the collection's ambassadors.[15]

Hammam became a brand ambassador for Estée Lauder in 2023.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Imaan Hammam was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to an Egyptian father and a Moroccan mother.[17][18] She is a Muslim. Although she has been described as being "Middle Eastern", she does not see herself as such and identifies as Afro-Arab.[19]

“Sometimes people call me Middle Eastern, and I'm like, 'No, I'm black.' I am proud of my culture, proud of who made me, proud to be here.”[20]

“I’m half Moroccan, half Egyptian, and I was born in Amsterdam. I’m Muslim, and I’m superproud of my heritage and of my roots. I want to be a role model for young girls who are struggling with racism or struggling with their looks or with their skin color. I had Naomi Campbell, who I looked up to as a black powerful woman. But there aren’t many Arabic models, and being an African-Arabic model, I’m trying to open doors for more Arabic girls.”[19]

In 2019, Imaan announced a partnership with nonprofit organization She's the First as the organization's first global ambassador.[21][22] On November 18, 2021, Imaan was honored by She's the First as the "Powerhouse of the Year" in a virtual awards ceremony, with the award presented by Anna Wintour.[23] On Instagram, Imaan shared her thoughts on the honor: “I am so honored to be receiving the first-ever Powerhouse of the Year Award, standing alongside girls who have been breaking barriers and advancing public health initiatives in their communities as we show the world what true power looks like. Unfortunately, as Covid-19 is still a threat – She’s the First’s services are especially needed as vaccine access in these girls’ communities remains limited."

In June 2020, she shared a series of infographics on Instagram created by the Students for Justice in Palestine at Georgetown University. Her post was done to call attention to the Israeli-Palestine conflict in West Asia.[24] In December 2021, she volunteered for a food kitchen in New York City, along with models Melodie Monrose, Madison Headrick, and Cora Emmanuel, to help address the food insecurity problem in the area.[25]


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  2. ^ Satenstein, Liana (5 October 2014). "#Instagirl and Vogue Cover Star Model Imaan Hammam Turns 18". Vogue.
  3. ^ Haskell, Rob (9 November 2017). "Pharrell Williams on His New Album, His Upcoming Musical, and How the Election Changed Him". Vogue.
  4. ^ Vinoodh, Inez and (8 February 2017). "How Models Like Ashley Graham, Gigi Hadid, and Liu Wen Are Democratizing Fashion". Vogue.
  5. ^ "As Borders Rise, Vogue Tears Them Down".
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  7. ^ "Top Sexiest Models".
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  12. ^ "StackPath". Retrieved 29 April 2023.
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  14. ^ "Couturesque Magazine's Model of the Year 2016". Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
  15. ^ "Imaan Hammam talks Instagram stalking, secret beauty tricks & smelling like oud | H&M RO". Archived from the original on 7 November 2019.
  16. ^ "Estée Lauder signs Dutch model Imaan Hammam as ambassador". Retrieved 3 May 2023.
  17. ^ Ellenberg, Celia (29 January 2014). "Obsessed: Model Imaan Hammam's Hair". Vogue.
  18. ^ Berrington, Katie (18 January 2017). "Imaan Hammam Fact File: Five Things You Might Not Know". Vogue UK.
  19. ^ a b Demarchelier, Elizabeth Siegel, Lindsy Van Gelder, Patrick (21 March 2017). "41 Women of Color Get REAL About Beauty and Diversity".
  20. ^ Malige, Fulvia Farolfi for Chanel, Daniel Jackson, Elaine Welteroth, Beth Fenton, Didier (July 2015). "Watch the Throne". Teen Vogue.
  21. ^ "Imaan Hammam on What Makes a Role Model". Harper's BAZAAR. 24 November 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2023.
  22. ^ Chang, Rachel. "Model Imaan Hammam on Why You Should Celebrate Extraordinary Women on Giving Tuesday". Forbes. Retrieved 3 February 2023.
  23. ^ "Imaan Hammam is the First to Receive This Award for Her Activism". Vogue Arabia. 3 November 2021. Retrieved 3 February 2023.
  24. ^ Sharma, Karina (30 June 2020). "Imaan Hammam Posts About an "Unacceptable" Human Rights Crisis in the Middle East". Vogue Arabia. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  25. ^ Allaire, Christian (16 December 2021). "Models Imaan Hammam and Melodie Monrose Helped Tackle Food Insecurity in Brooklyn—And You Can Too". Vogue.

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