Imaan Hammam

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Imaan Hammam was born 5 October 1996 and is a Dutch model.

She was born in Amsterdam, Netherlands to an Egyptian father and a Moroccan mother. Her nationality is Dutch. Her ethnicity is of Moroccan and Egyptian descent. She has a sister, Aicha Hammam. She is a Muslim. In addition to her ethnicity, she also considers herself a woman of the black race, rather than Middle Eastern due to the fact her heritage is in Africa not Asia.

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. 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, and German VogueNuméroi-D, and LOVE. She also appeared on the September cover of American Vogue, a cover which very few models, much less new faces, are able to secure.

Hammam has walked the runways for Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Maison Margiela, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Michael Kors, Moschino, Chanel, DKNY, Jean Paul Gaultier, Hugo Boss, Stella McCartney, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, Alberta Ferretti, Derek Lam, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Thierry Mugler, rag+bone, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Balenciaga, Hermés, Tommy Hilfiger, Diane Von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, Vera Wang, Versace, Fendi, Proenza Schouler, Tom Ford, and Dior.

She has appeared in advertising campaigns for Chanel, Revlon, Céline, Givenchy, DKNY, Coach, Giorgio Armani, Tiffany & Co., Calvin Klein, Shiseido, H&M, Topshop, and Scotch & Soda.

For the H&M collaboration with Erdem, she’s one of the collection’s ambassadors.