Halima Aden made headlines late previous year when she competed in the Minnesota Miss USA pageant wearing a hijab throughout and a burkini during the swimsuit portion of the competition. But now Halima will be that role model for millions of women and girls across the globe, starting from this week.
The show kicked off with models projected onto a screen before the actual models walked the runway.
Halima Aden - a Somali-American who was born in a Kenyan refugee camp - scored ink from Glamour, Vogue, and Harper's Bazaar after hitting the runway in a fur coat and hijab.
Bazaar's global fashion director Carine Roitfeld has also taken note of Aden, shooting her for the next edition of the CR Fashion Book, due out in March.
"I don't know what's more in your face: all burgundy at once, or two people in all burgundy at once", the Selfish author exclaimed in the video, panning her camera over Khloe and Kourtney's looks. She was first an inspiration when she participating in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant.
Her turn in the Yeezy show marked her NYFW debut, and shortly after the show Aden shared an inspirational message on her Instagram page.
"To me it felt like the most traditional fashion show that he's done", said Rickie De Sole, W Magazine's fashion market and accessories director, who was at the show. "Don't ever change yourself... I think it's going to be a great collection - it always is". However, she said that the experience so far has been very positive for her. "Not seeing women who that look like you in media in general. sends the message that you're not lovely", she said.
According to Kris Jenner, the real reason why Ye wasn't ranting or snatching mics at the Grammys like he's done elsewhere was because he's getting ready for his show.