Rocking the Runway
The first top designer who paid attention to Ben Abdesslem and gave her a chance on the catwalks was Vivienne Westwood. Ben Abdesslem made her debut appearance at Westwood’s Spring 2011 collection show. The same season, she also walked for Givenchy.
At the beginning of 2011, Ben Abdesslem got the chance to participate in two major couture fashion shows. During Paris Couture Week, the Tunisian model graced the catwalks of Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier.
During her modeling career Hanaa Ben Abdesslem took part in several fashion productions for leading magazines. She landed editorials for French, Italian and Spanish Vogue, W and Dazed & Confused. Above all that the Tunisian model featured on the winter 2011 covers of V and Intermission magazines.
In July 2011 Ben Abdesslem posed for Txema Yeste during a cover shoot for Harper's Bazaar Spain.
Twenty-two year old Hanaa Ben Abdesslem had a long and complicated journey from Tunisia to the heart of the fashion industry. She had to fight prejudices and had to bridge many cultural gaps. Now that she’s made it to the top of the fashion world, she has a great chance to fulfill her dream and really make a change. Her will combined with an amazing figure and unique style are going to take her farther than even she can imagine.