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Halima Aden, Hend Sabri star in new Etro campaign

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Italian label Etro has unveiled its latest Pegasus Club Campaign and selected Tunisian actress Hend Sabri and US-Somali model Halima Aden as a couple of its stars. The hijab-wearing model and “Ba’ad El-Feraq” actress appear in the new ad campaign alongside a diverse cast that includes Alton Mason, Anna Dello Russo, Elsa Hosk, Hikari Mori, Myss Keta and Naty Abascal.

Shot by Dutch photographer Matthias Vriens, the new campaign celebrates the Pegaso bag, a re-edition of an iconic style dating back to the 1980s, which debuted in the family-owned brand’s Fall 2020 runway collection last February.

The advertorial also offers a look at Etro’s first collaboration with Italian footwear label Gianvito Rossi, which features two styles of pumps, an over-the-knee boot and a flat shoe.

The Pegaso bag comes in two sizes and has versions with a glossy finish that come in black, electric blue, red and yellow. Sabri is seen holding the blue colorway in the campaign’s photos, while Aden clasps a glossy crimson style.

The campaign is not the only reason Aden has made headlines this week, however.

The 23-year-old model, who grew up in a Kenyan refugee camp before emigrating to the United States with her family aged six, announced this week that she has bought her first home.

The US-based catwalk star purchased property in Minnesota, the state where she grew up.

“Alhamdulillah I can finally say that I’m a proud homeowner,” she wrote to her 1.2 million Instagram followers. “May I help others achieve this goal as well. The future will be what we make it,” she added.

Meanwhile, Egypt-based Sabri has been working on a new series with streaming giant Netflix.

She is starring in a brand new drama-comedy, of which her company Salam Production is the co-executive producer. While a name and an official release date are yet to be announced, Netflix has confirmed that the female-focused show is expected to be filmed in Egypt and production is underway.

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