Nora Attal rocks the runway in Rome

Nora Attal walks for Chanel show in 2018. (Getty Images)
Updated 10 January 2019
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Nora Attal rocks the runway in Rome

DUBAI: Fresh off the Chanel campaign shot by Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of the French luxury fashion house, British-Moroccan model Nora Attal strutted her stuff on a runway in Rome for Moschino on Tuesday.

The model, 19, turned heads in a black gown and accessorized her look with chunky gold jewelry and an elaborate, high-piled wig.

She posted a short video of her walk on the runway on Instagram, thanking Moschino creative director Jeremy Schott and French stylist Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele for the look. She also posted short clips of other models backstage in her Instagram Stories.

The model of the moment started 2019 with a bang as she landed a fashion campaign with Chanel, becoming the face of the French brand’s Spring/Summer 2019 campaign. She shared pictures of herself and other models posing in Chanel’s latest collection earlier this week.

Styled by Carine Roitfeld, Attal wore a black dress alongside fellow models Sarah Dahl, Hyunji Shin, Rebecca Longendyke, Adesuwa Aighewi, Vittoria Ceretti, and Kristina Grikaite.

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It is certainly not the first collaboration of the up-and-coming model with Chanel. She walked the runway of its garden-themed Pre-Fall 2019 show and the beach-themed Spring/Summer 2019 show at Paris Fashion Week.

Attal also recently shared images from her photoshoot for British Vogue. She has worked with the biggest names in the fashion industry, including Prada, Elie Saab, McCartney, Nina Ricci, H&M, Valentino, Dior and Alexander McQueen.

Harper’s Bazaar recently named Attal as one of their “ones-to-watch for” in 2019.

The teenage model, who was first discovered in 2014, was chosen as Vogue Arabia’s December 2017 cover star, where she paid homage to her Arabian roots, wearing a traditional ceremonial headpiece. The Arab model was featured on her first British Vogue cover, alongside Edie Campbell, Kate Moss, Stella Tennant and Jean Campbell, for the September 2017 issue.

Attal was raised in London but is connected to her parents’ Moroccan roots through regular visits to the country.

Tuesday’s runway show, held at the iconic Roman Cinecitta movie studios, celebrated film director Federico Fellini with references to his movies.

Male and female models walked around the ruins of the Baths of Caracalla, which were reproduced in the venue, as were replicas of torches and columns, antique Roman elements and characters from “Casanova,” “La Dolce Vita,” “Roma” and other movies.

The show unveiled Moschino men’s Fall 2019 and women’s Pre-Fall 2019 collections, comprising bomber jackets embroidered with Latin text, herringbone tweed coats, tuxedos with multi-color chains, silk skirts worn with gladiator corsets and feminine dresses embellished with feathers.


Nora Attal has her day in the sun in Marrakesh

Updated 19 March 2019
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Nora Attal has her day in the sun in Marrakesh

DUBAI: British-Moroccan model Nora Attal posed up a storm in Marrakesh’s golden sunlight for a new campaign by fashion brand Zara.

The in-demand model shared snaps from the campaign, photographed by Christian Macdonald, on her Instagram account.

The collection of photographs show Attal modelling looks from Zara’s laid-back Spring/Summer 2019 collection against a backdrop of rippling sand dunes. Her featured ensembled include kaftans and long-length cardigans with hefty stripes in a clay-and-beige color palette.

Attal is no stranger to fronting campaigns — in January, the model was chosen as one of seven rising stars to feature in British fashion house Alexander McQueen’s latest campaign.

The Spring/Summer 2019 collection photoshoot was shot by British fashion and documentary photographer Jamie Hawkesworth and featured Attal wearing a number of cowboy-inspired looks.

The year has gotten off to a busy start for Attal, who was similarly in demand in 2018, when she took to the catwalk for Elie Saab, Loewe and Dior during Paris Fashion Week in September and starred in Italian fashion label Versace’s summer advert campaign.

In May, luxury e-retailer Farfetch launched in the Middle East with a little help from the young model.

She starred in a photoshoot wearing pieces from collections on sale on the platform. The colorful photographs were accompanied by a snappy, chatty interview with the young model.
Readers got the chance to gain insight into her earliest fashion memories and learn some off-the-cuff facts about the star.

“Recently I’ve been obsessed with noughties trends. Everyone was so cool and effortless back then. Now I go out in a full Juicy Couture tracksuit with no shame,” she told Farfetch at the time.

“If I wasn’t a model, I’d probably be at university, studying to get into something like criminal investigations, profiling or law,” she added.

Attal finished off 2018 by hitting the sand dunes in the UAE — however, this time it wasn’t part of a high-end photoshoot, but rather a day of fun.

The model enjoyed an afternoon of sandboarding in the emirate of Sharjah and even posted a snap on Instagram at the time.

“Apparently sandboarding is a thing,” she captioned the sunset shot.