Saudi model Taleedah Tamer made a real impression for her debut at the Fashion Week Haute Couture in Paris on Monday, July 2nd. She became thus, the first supermodel from Saudi Arabia.
Just a week after her brilliant cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, the young woman made a splash on the podium of Italian designer Antonio Grimaldi, who chose Taleedah for the opening of his spring-summer 2018 collection. That’s a big deal for any model, but especially so for Taleedah – the first Saudi model to walk a couture runway in Paris.
REVEALED: Our July cover celebrates the unique beauty of the first Saudi couture model, Taleedah Tamer. Beauty transcends culture, race and convention. Harper’s Bazaar Arabia elevates the individual woman in the Middle East, working towards a world of acceptance and unity. Tap the link in our bio to read more. . . كشفت هاربرز بازار عن نجمة غلاف شهر يوليو وهي أول عارضة أزياء سعودية #تاليدا_تامر التي أضاءت الغلاف بجمالها الفريد. . #HarpersBazaarArabia #JulyIssue #ParisHauteCoutureWeek #SaudiWomen . . Outfit: @antoniogrimaldi Couture #AW18 Jewellery: @nadine_jewellery Hat: Antica Manifattura Cappelli by @patriziafabrihats Photographer: @spaparelli Styling: @gemmalouisedeeks Hair: @giovanni28iovino Make-up: @ariannacampa_makeup at Close Up Milano Producer: @claudia_di_mascolo Interview: @wills2power Arabic calligraphy: @nadkanso Casting: @shoesanddrama of @nichearabia Thanks to: @ricciproductionsandcreative @martinweston
Born and raised in Jeddah, by Saudi father and an Italian mother, Tamer walks in the footsteps of her mother, Cristina, former model who has previously collaborated with Giorgio Armani, La Perla or Gianfranco Ferre. In an interview with the Arab News site, the young woman said that she counted among her inspirations Gisele Bundchen and top Moroccan and Egyptian Imaan Hammam.
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Taleedah didn’t think the world of fashion was open to her. Now she’s appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia and has walked a major catwalk show. ‘When I was younger, it didn’t cross my mind not to see Saudi women on magazine covers or in fashion shoots, but as I got older, I thought “why do these women not look like me?”,’ Taleedah said in her Bazaar interview. ‘And why can modelling not be done in a way that’s respectful of our culture?
The young woman of the singular charm also mentioned her admiration for Princess Ameera bint Aidan bin Nayef al-Taweel in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. “I really admire her and she’s an incredible figure for Saudi women. She is very pro-empowerment and I think that’s the way she conveys this message, and the way she portrays Saudi women, that’s inspiring. She is conservative but open-minded and respectful of everyone.”
After Tunisian Hana Ben Abdesslem, the Moroccan Imaan Hammam and Nora Attal, looks like we have another Arab supermodel coming our way!