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Essence
March 02, 2017 6:00 pm

Muslim model Halima Aden, 19, who made history for wearing a hijab and burkini to the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, is now making waves at Milan Fashion Week.

The model, who inked a contract with IMG earlier this month, walked alongside Gigi and Bella Hadid for Alberta Ferretti on Wednesday. “Embracing culture and diversity to break norms and change the thinking of modern-day fashion,” the Instagram account for Alberta Ferretti captioned a photo of Aden in the show.

On Thursday, she strutted down the catwalk at Max Mara, which also featured Vogue cover girl Liu Wen. The appearances follow Aden’s New York Fashion Week debut at Kanye West’s Yeezy show.

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This article originally appeared in Essence by Samantha Cooney.

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