Alek Wek – Sub Saharan Beauty

 
 

Alek Wek was born on April 16, 1977 in Wau, Sudan (now South Sudan). She was discovered at a market in 1995 in Crystal Palace, London.

She has appeared on the cover of Elle, i-D, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Forbes, and Ebony, and has been featured in editorials for most of the major fashion magazines.

Alek Wek has walked for: Chanel, Moschino, Fendi, Dries Van Noten, Ralph Lauren, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood, Chloé, Gucci, DKNY, Jean Paul Gaultier, Michael Kors, John Galliano, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Céline, Valentino, Tommy Hilfiger, Roberto Cavalli, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana, Lanvin, Giorgio Armani, Sonia Rykiel, Viktor & Rolf, Diane Von Furstenberg, Zac Posen, Emporio Armani, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, and Oscar De La Renta.

She has been featured in campaigns for: Marc Jacobs, Clinique, Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph Lauren, Moschino, Issey Miyake, Ann Taylor, Nars, Banana Republic, Gap, Saks Fifth Avenue, H&M, and Isabel Marant.

Alek Wek In Person:

Alek Wek Quotes:

“I think the fashion industry has gotten to a place where it is embarrassing.”

“When I think of ‘Instagram models,’ I say you have to take baby steps. You cannot just walk straight onto the runway.”

“There was no concept of fashion and catwalk shows where I came from.”

Notable Work:

Marc Jacobs, Clinique, Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph Lauren, Moschino, Issey Miyake, Ann Taylor, Nars, Banana Republic, Gap, Saks Fifth Avenue, H&M, and Isabel Marant.
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