Alek Wek Shines in Chanel for Vogue Brazil Cover

Joanna Elizabeth

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Published September 7, 2023

Photos by Zee Nunes
Styling by Rita Lazzarotti
Alek Wek Vogue Brazil September 2023 Cover
Alek Wek on Vogue Brazil September 2023 cover. Photo: Zee Nunes

Alek Wek graces Vogue Brazil’s September 2023 cover in a stunning Chanel ensemble featuring floral embellishments. The trailblazing beauty became the first black model to close a Chanel Haute Couture show in 2004.

Located in a verdant Manhattan garden, the outdoor shoot is a combination of glamour and natural allure, intertwining fashion and setting. Brazilian photographer Zee Nunes captures Wek, translating the lush hues of the garden into a vivid tableau. The magazine’s at-large Fashion Director, Rita Lazzarotti, styles the cover shoot.

Alek Wek Vogue Brazil 2023 Photoshoot

Alek Wek poses in red Ferragamo coat.
Alek Wek poses in red Ferragamo coat. Photo: Zee Nunes / Vogue Brazil

The editorial also features dazzling clothing items from other high-end brands. A Ferragamo red faux fur coat adds a daring touch of boldness, while a Gucci embellished look turns the spotlight on sparkling accents. The September issue is available now on newsstands.

Supermodel Alek Wek shines in a Gucci look.
Supermodel Alek Wek shines in a Gucci look. Photo: Zee Nunes / Vogue Brazil

Last month, another supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, held the cover spot for Vogue Brazil’s August issue, making the September edition with Alek Wek a compelling follow-up. The issue not only honors international and national fashion collections but also highlights Wek’s pivotal role as a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Ambassador and her contributions to global humanitarian causes.

Hair by Edward Lampley
Makeup by Grace Ahn

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