DUBAI: Friday marked British-Moroccan model Nora Attal’s birthday, and she certainly has a lot to celebrate. Though Attal just turned 21, she has already achieved many career milestones that most models can only dream of.
The model was first discovered by Jonathan Anderson, founder of the J.W. Anderson label, and shot a campaign for the British fashion house in 2014 before she had even taken her first steps down a catwalk.
She would go on to become a runway fixture. Based in London and signed to Viva Model Management, Attal has worked with a number of renowned designers and stylists and walked the runway for major fashion houses including Chanel, Fendi, Burberry and Valentino to name a few.
When she’s not turning heads on the runway, Attal can be found gracing the pages of prestigious magazines such as the American, Arabian and British editions of Vogue, in addition to fronting campaigns for renowned fashion brands including Loewe, Chanel and Alexander McQueen.
I’m super excited to share my American Vogue April Cover! I feel very lucky to share it alongside friends and woman who inspire me. Thank you to everyone who believed in me and made this happen. #voguebeautywithoutborders By @tylersphotos #camillanickerson @hannah_murray1 @jimmypaulhair @nnadibynature
Though Attal couldn’t exactly celebrate her big day with her nearest and dearest due to social distancing orders, her family, friends and fans made sure to take to various social media platforms to celebrate her big day.
On Instagram, birthday wishes poured in from Attal’s loved ones.
“Happy bday @noraattal love and miss u (sic),” wrote Danish fashion model Mona Tougaard alongside a quirky clip of Attal dancing on her Instagram Stories.
Also taking to the social media platform to celebrate her friend on her special day was Italian catwalker Vittoria Ceretti who wrote “Happy birthday mia piccola gemini (sic).”
Dutch model Yasmin Wijnaldum posted a backstage snap of the duo, writing “Happy birthday angel.”
Meanwhile, fellow Moroccan model Malika El-Maslouhi shared a BTS video from her and Attal’s joint Vogue Arabia cover shoot, and captioned it “Happy bday princess (sic)” alongside four red heart emojis.
Her younger sister Yesmin also made sure to post her own heartfelt tribute, posting adorable throwbacks of the two of them when they were children, and writing “Best sister ever.”
Also posting their own thoughtful tributes for Attal were models Nina Marker, Camille Hurel and Jordan Daniels, who took to their Instagram Stories to celebrate their friend.