Halima Aden

Halima Aden is a true change-maker. Her brave decision in 2016 to enter the Miss Minnesota USA Contest – wearing a burkini in the swimsuit round – was a zeitgeist-changing moment. The very first hijab-wearing Vogue cover star, in just over three years, the Somali-American has redefined ideas of beauty, bringing diversity and visibility of Muslim women onto fashion’s front pages. Veteran fashion editor Carine Roitfeld was an early champion, casting Aden on the cover of her CR Fashion Book and famously in Kanye West’s Yeezy show; although, as Aden explains, that ground-breaking runway moment almost didn’t happen…   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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