Alek Wek is featured on the cover of Vogue Brazil’s September 2023 issue, adorned in an exquisite Chanel outfit adorned with floral embellishments. This trailblazing model made history back in 2004 as the first black model to close a Chanel Haute Couture show.
Set in a lush Manhattan garden, the outdoor photo session seamlessly blends the worlds of glamour and nature, harmoniously uniting fashion with the enchanting backdrop. The accomplished Brazilian photographer, Zee Nunes, skillfully captures Wek’s essence while vividly translating the garden’s vibrant hues into a captivating tableau. Rita Lazzarotti, Vogue Brazil’s Fashion Director at-large, masterfully curates the styling for this remarkable cover shoot.
The editorial also showcases exquisite attire from various luxury labels. A striking red faux fur coat by Ferragamo introduces a bold and daring element, while an embellished ensemble from Gucci puts the focus on dazzling accents.
In addition to celebrating both international and domestic fashion collections, this issue of Vogue Brazil also pays tribute to Alek Wek’s significant position as a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Ambassador and her valuable contributions to global humanitarian efforts.