The idea of beauty is always shifting

The Sudanese model When Alek Wek appeared on the November 1997 cover of the U.S. edition of Elle magazine, in a photograph by French creative director Gilles Bensimon, it sent shockwaves across the fashion industry. Wek wasn’t traditionally attractive, with her velvety ebony skin and the mere whisper of an Afro. In Gilles Bensimon’s photograph, … Read more