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 25)
Modeling information
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10+12 in)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown

Imaan Hammam (born 5 October 1996) is a Dutch model of Moroccan and Egyptian heritage.[2] Hammam appeared on the most international Vogue covers of any model in 2017. As of 2020, she has appeared on the cover of Vogue 18 times. Four times on the American edition of Vogue.[3][4][5][6] She currently ranks on's "Industry Icons" and "Top Sexiest Models" lists.[7][8] As of 2021, she has appeared on the top four international Vogue covers: the American, Italian, French, and British editions.


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.

Hammam was first discovered in Amsterdam's Central Station by an agent from CODE Management in 2010.[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. Anna Wintour is a supporter of Hammam and mentioned the model in her editor's letter the first time she appeared in the magazine.

She has appeared in editorials for American, French, Italian, British, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian and German Vogue, Numéro, i-D, and LOVE. She also appeared on the September cover of American Vogue, a total of 4 times (September, March, April, December), a cover which very few models, much less new faces, are able to secure.[10]

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.

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,[11] receiving more than half of the public vote against popular models Lucky Blue Smith and Bella Hadid.

For the H&M collaboration with Erdem, she's one of the collection's ambassadors.[12]

The model also collaborated with Frame and released her own collection of clothing that she designed herself.

Personal life[edit]

Imaan Hammam was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, to an Egyptian father and a Moroccan mother.[13] She has a sister, Aicha Hammam and is Muslim. Although she has been described as being "Middle Eastern", she does not see herself as such and identifies as Afro-Arab.

On 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.[14] Later, in July, she would post her thoughts on the adultification of black girls, particularly in America.[15]

“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.”[16]

“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.”[17]


  1. ^ "Imaan Hammam - Model".
  2. ^ Ellenberg, Celia (29 January 2014). "Obsessed: Model Imaan Hammam's Hair". Vogue.
  3. ^ Satenstein, Liana (5 October 2014). "#Instagirl and Vogue Cover Star Model Imaan Hammam Turns 18". Vogue.
  4. ^ Haskell, Rob (9 November 2017). "Pharrell Williams on His New Album, His Upcoming Musical, and How the Election Changed Him". Vogue.
  5. ^ Vinoodh, Inez and (8 February 2017). "How Models Like Ashley Graham, Gigi Hadid, and Liu Wen Are Democratizing Fashion". Vogue.
  6. ^ "As Borders Rise, Vogue Tears Them Down".
  7. ^ "Industry Icons".
  8. ^ "Top Sexiest Models".
  9. ^ "Imaan Hammam Exclusive Interview". Fashionography. 24 April 2014.
  10. ^ Klein, Alyssa Vingan. "'Vogue' Put Three Models on Its September Cover". Fashionista.
  11. ^ "Couturesque Magazine's Model of the Year 2016". Archived from the original on 25 April 2016. Retrieved 22 April 2016.
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  13. ^ Berrington, Katie (18 January 2017). "Imaan Hammam Fact File: Five Things You Might Not Know". Vogue UK.
  14. ^ Sharma, Karina (30 June 2020). "Imaan Hammam Posts About an "Unacceptable" Human Rights Crisis in the Middle East". Vogue Arabia. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Imaan Hammam on Instagram: "#LetBlackGirlsBeGirls"". Instagram. Retrieved 1 September 2020.
  16. ^ Malige, Fulvia Farolfi for Chanel, Daniel Jackson, Elaine Welteroth, Beth Fenton, Didier (July 2015). "Watch the Throne". Teen Vogue.
  17. ^ Demarchelier, Elizabeth Siegel, Lindsy Van Gelder, Patrick (21 March 2017). "41 Women of Color Get REAL About Beauty and Diversity".

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