DUBAI: Saturday marked British-Moroccan model Nora Attal’s birthday — and she certainly has a lot to celebrate. Though Attal just turned 22, she has already achieved many career milestones that most models can only dream of.
Attal, who was born to Moroccan parents in London, was first discovered by Jonathan Anderson, founder of the J.W. Anderson label, and shot a campaign for the British fashion house in 2014 before she had even taken her first steps down a runway.
She would go on to become a runway fixture after making her catwalk debut in 2017.
Based in London and signed to Viva Model Management, Attal has worked with a number of renowned designers and stylists and walked the runway for major fashion houses, including Dior, Fendi, Burberry and Valentino to name a few.
She also strutted her stuff on a runway in the south of France for Chanel’s resort 2022 show last month.
When she’s not turning heads on the catwalk, Attal can be found gracing the pages of prestigious magazines such as the American, Arab and British editions of Vogue, in addition to fronting campaigns for renowned fashion brands such as Loewe, Chanel and Alexander McQueen.
The newly-minted 22-year-old also uses her massive platform for good, often taking to Instagram to voice her support for important social issues such as the Black Lives Matter movement and countering violence against the Asian community in the US and UK.
“Happy birthday,” wrote fellow model Luna Bijl, alongside a backstage shot of her and Attal.
Runway model Camille Hurel posted a throwback of Attal from 2019 and wrote: “Happiest birthday,” alongside a blue heart emoji.
Attal spent her 22nd birthday with her fiancé, cinematographer Victor Bastidas, in Paris.
The couple announced their engagement in October 2020.
Captioning a series of images of the proposal on Instagram, the model told her 48,000 followers: “Forever my life partner… @sictor.”
The proposal took place on a beach in Formentera, an island in Spain. Among the pictures the bride-to-be shared, Attal showed off her engagement ring — a round-cut solitaire.