As fashion’s biggest platform, this year’s September issues have been nothing short of groundbreaking, with star-studded covers that shine a light on diversity and meaningful change. Carine Roitfeld unveiled her 13th issue of CR Fashion Book dedicated to raising awareness for UNICEF USA, the world’s leading child relief organization to help fight the ongoing global refugee crisis. The issue’s dual-cover features supermodels Gigi Hadid and Halima Aden, shot by Pieter Hugo.
“I am so proud to celebrate the lifesaving mission of UNICEF, especially in such a challenging year for children and refugees globally,” said Roitfeld. “With Halima Aden recently joining UNICEF USA as an Ambassador and Gigi Hadid as a Supporter, I wanted to celebrate these two passionate young women, honoring their accomplishments and the promise of what they will bring to this respected organization.”
Both Hadid and Aden are ambassadors to the organization and have personal connections to UNICEF’s initiatives. Hadid is the daughter of a refugee and Aden a Somali refugee herself who has championed the industry as a Muslim fashion model.
“I was six and can still remember that UNICEF sign and every single missionary who came to the camp. I forget names, but can never forget how they made me feel,” said Aden for the issue.