British (English)

Alek Wek

British (English)
Born April 16 1977
in Wau, Sudan
Global Rank
Hair
Eyes
Height
Bust
Waist
Hips
Dress
Shoes
Black
Brown
US/EU/UK
5'11" / 180cm
34 / 86.5
23 / 58
35 / 88
4 / 34
9.5 / 41 / 7

Agencies

Magazine Covers

Credited

20174

September Purple Fashion, CR Fashion Book, Pop
February Dazed & Confused

20132

August The Sunday Times Style
April Red

20122

December Corduroy
September Under the influence

20101

July Arise

20091

June Stiletto

20081

September Arise

19991

October Vogue Germany

Confirmed

France: 'Under The Influence' - Fall/Winter 2012
Germany: 'Vogue' - October 1999; 'Liebling'- August 2008
Italy: 'Photo' - July 2003; 'D' - October 25 2003; 'Photo' - April 2004; 'D' - February 02 2008
Japan: 'Elle' - July 1998
Netherlands: 'L'Officiel' - February 2009; 'Glamour' - August 2010
Russia: 'L'Officiel'
South Africa: 'Elle' - April 2010
UK: 'i-D' - April 1998, 'i-D' - July 2000; 'Vogue' - January 2002; 'Style'; 'Plaza' - #04 Summer 2006; 'Arise' - January 2009; 'Red' - April 2013; 'The Sunday Times Style' - August 11 2013
US: 'Elle' - November 1997; 'Essence' - September 2000; 'Fashions of the Times' - September 2000; 'Cosmopolitan' - June 2004; 'Surface' - #54 2005; 'Ebony' - September 2007; 'Corduroy' - Winter 2012

Editorials

Credited

20175

September InStyle USA
May Models.com
February Dazed & Confused, LOVE
January Vogue USA

20163

December i-D
October Vogue Italy
September i-D

20151

September LOVE

20142

September Vogue Italy, Vogue Italy

20131

July Vogue Italy

20111

June i-D

Fashion Shows

Credited

2016

Spring/Summer - (New York) Marc Jacobs ,

2014

Spring/Summer - (Milan) Moschino ,

2011

Spring/Summer - (Paris) Vanessa Bruno ,

2002

Autumn/Winter - (New York) Matthew Williamson ,

2001

Autumn/Winter - (London) Matthew Williamson ,

Confirmed

Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 1997 {Ally Capellino, Alexander McQueen, Antonio Berardi, Badgley Mischka, Betsey Johnson, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, DKNY, Dries van Noten, Ghost, Jean Paul Gaultier, Karl Lagerfeld, Lawrence Steele, Marina Spadafora, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Red or Dead, Vivienne Westwood}
Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 1997 {Givenchy}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 1998 {Antonio Berardi, Alessandro dell'Acqua, Anna Sui, Betsey Johnson, Collette Dinnigan, Cynthia Rowley, Castelbajac, Chanel, Chloé, Dries van Noten, Daryl K, DKNY, Genny, Ghost, Gucci, Issey Miyake, John Bartlett, Jean Colonna, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, John Richmond, Kenzo, Lainey Keogh, Lawrence Steele, Mark Eisen, Marcel Marongiu, Marithe & Francois Girbaud, Patrick Cox, Rifat Ozbek, Richard Tyler, Richard Tyler Collections, Sonia Rykiel, Todd Oldham, Veronique Leroy, Vivienne Tam, Vivienne Westwood}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 1998 {Thierry Mugler, Yves Saint Laurent}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 1999 {Issey Miyake, Matthew Williamson}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 1999 {Fendi, Julien Macdonald, Martine Stibon, Rifat Ozbek, Yves Saint Laurent}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2000 {Alessandro dell'Acqua, Ann Demeulemeester, Antonio Berardi, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christina Perrin, Cooperwheat Blundell, Ellen Tracy, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Girbaud, Givenchy, Guerriero, Helmut Lang, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Bartlett, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Lanvin, Lawrence Steele, Marina Spadafora, Matthew Williamson, Moschino, NYC 2000, Nina Ricci, Roberto Cavalli, Romeo Gigli, Thierry Mugler, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2000 {Chanel, Christian Dior, Emanuel Ungaro, Philip Tracey, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2000 {Alessandro dell'Acqua, Ann Demeulemeester, Anna Sui, Antonio Berardi, BCBG Max Azria, Badgley Mischka, Bottega Veneta, Boyd, Byblos, Celine, Chaiken, Chanel, Chloe, Christian Dior, Christina Perrin, Donna Karan, Emanuel Ungaro, Exte, Fendi, Gai Mattiolo, Giorgio Armani, Girbaud, Helmut Lang, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Bartlett, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Lanvin, Lawrence Steele, Liberty, Luella Bartley, Mark Eisen, Matthew Williamson, Michael Kors, Moschino, Moschino Cheap and Chic, Nicole Miller, Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne, Ralph Lauren, Richard Tyler, Rifat Ozbek, Roberto Cavalli, Romeo Gigli, Thimister, Victor Alfaro, Vivienne Westwood, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche}
Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 2000 {Balmain, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Yves Saint Laurent}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2001 {Alessandro dell'Acqua, Anna Sui, Ann Demeulemeester, Badgley Mischka, Bill Blass, Celine, Chloé, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Daryl K, D&G, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Emmanuel Ungaro, Fendi, Giorgio Armani, Helmut Lang, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Bartlett, John Galliano, Lanvin, Lagerfeld Gallery, Lawrence Steele, Michael Kors, Oscar de la Renta, Sonia Rykiel, Tuleh, Valentino, Victor Alfaro}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2001 {Balmain, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Givenchy, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Louis Feraud, Philip Traecy, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2001 {Alessandro dell'Acqua, Ann Demeulemeester, Antonio Berardi, Badgley Mischka, Bill Blass, Borbonese, Calvin Klein, Celine, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Clements Ribeiro, D&G, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Dries van Noten, Emanuel Ungaro, Gianfranco Ferre, Helmut Lang, Imitation of Christ, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Matthew Williamson, Marjan Pejoski, Michael Kors, Missoni, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Pucci, Richard Edwards, Roberto Cavalli, Sonia Rykiel, Valentino, Victor Alfaro, Yohji Yamamoto}
Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 2001 {Balmain, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Féraud, Givenchy, Jean Paul Gaultier, Philip Treacy, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2002 {Alessandro dell'Acqua, Antonio Berardi, Bally, Bill Blass, Celine, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Emporio Armani, Gianfranco Ferré, Giorgio Armani, Imitation of Christ, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Lawrence Steele, Michael Kors, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Pucci, Richard Edwards, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Viktor & Rolf, Yohji Yamamoto}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2002 {Balmain, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Emmanuel Ungaro, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2002 {Antonio Berardi, Bally, Bill Blass, Blumarine, Borbonese, Catherine Malandrino, Celine, Chado Ralph Rucci, Chaiken, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Claude Montana, D&G, DKNY, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Douglas Hannant, Gianfranco Ferre, Guerriero, Halston, Heatherette, Helmut Lang, Imitation of Christ, Issey Miyake, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Lawrence Steele, Loewe, Matthew Williamson, Michael Kors, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Paco Rabanne, Peter Som, Richard Edwards, Roberto Cavalli, Samsonite BlackLabel, Valentino, Yigal Azrouel}
Haute couture - Autumn/Winter 2002 {Anne Valerie Hash, Balmain, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Ralph Rucci Chado, Valentino}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2003 {Anna Sui, Antonio Berardi, Bill Blass, Celine, Christian Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabbana, Gianfranco Ferré, Istvan Francer, James Coviello, Jean-Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Kenneth Cole, Lanvin, Matthew Williamson, Michael Kors, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Peter Som, Pucci, Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Viktor & Rolf, Yohji Yamamoto, Zac Posen}
Haute couture - Spring/Summer 2003 {Anne Valerie Hash, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Elie Saab, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Philip Treacy, Ralph Rucci Chado}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2003 {Anna Sui, Baby Phat, Badgley Mischka, Bill Blass, Cerruti, Christian Dior, Diane von Furstenberg, Gianfranco Ferrré, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Krizia, Louis Feraud, Luca Luca, Mila Schon, Oscar de la Renta, Roberto Cavalli, Romeo Gigli, Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Y-3, Zac Posen, Zero + Maria Cornejo}
Haute couture - Autumn/Winter 2003 {Chado, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2004 {Antonio Berardi, Baby Phat, Balmain, Betty Jackson, Boyd, Carlos Miele, Catherine Malandrino, Chado Ralph Rucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Ellen Tracy, Ermanno Scervino, Esteban Cortazar, Fisico, Gai Mattiolo, Gianfranco Ferre, Hamish Morrow, Jasper Conran, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jenny Packham, Krizia, Lacoste, Lancetti, Luca Luca, Missoni Retrospective, Pringle, Rafael Lopez, Salvatore Ferragamo, Warren Noronha, Y-3, Yohji Yamamoto}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2004 {Chanel, Christian Dior, Elie Saab, Jean Paul Gaultier}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2004 {Antonio Berardi, Baby Phat, Betty Jackson, Boyd, Camilla Staerk, Catherine Malandrino, Chado Ralph Rucci, Chanel, Christian Dior, Custo Barcelona, DSquared2, Diane von Furstenberg, Ermanno Scervino, Etro, Fendi, Gai Mattiolo, Gianfranco Ferre, Hermes, Jasper Conran, John Galliano, Kenneth Cole, Kenzo, Lawrence Steele, Michel Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Ronit Zilkha, Salvatore Ferragamo, The Heart Truth, Valentino, Zac Posen}
Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 2004 {Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, Christian Dior, Valentino, Ralph Rucci Chado}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2005 {Ashley Isham, Camilla Staerk, Chado Ralph Rucci, Chanel, DSquared2, Diane von Furstenberg, Dries van Noten, Ellen Tracy, Ermanno Scervino, Fendi, Gianfranco Ferre, Jasper Conran, Jenny Packham, John Rocha, Kenneth Cole, Kenzo, Lagerfeld Gallery, Luca Luca, Michel Klein, Michiko Koshino, Rick Owens, Temperley London, Viktor & Rolf}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2005 {Chanel, Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2005 {Baby Phat, Chado Ralph Rucci, Chanel, Custo Barcelona, Diane von Furstenberg, Dries van Noten, Ermanno Scervino, Esteban Cortazar, Fendi, Gai Mattiolo, Gianfranco Ferre, Kai Milla, Kenneth Cole, Kenzo, Richard Tyler, Roberto Menichetti, Salvatore Ferragamo}
Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 2005 {Christian Dior, Valentino}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2006 {Belstaff, Chado Ralph Rucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Jasper Conran, Jenny Packham, L.A.M.B., Y-3}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2006 {Baby Phat, Catherine Malandrino, Chado Ralph Rucci, Diane von Furstenberg, Ellen Tracy, Ermanno Scervino, Gianfranco Ferre, Jasper Conran, Marc Jacobs, Philip Treacy}
Haute Couture - Autumn/Winter 2006 {Christian Dior}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2007 {Ashley Isham, Baby Phat, Chado Ralph Rucci, Ellen Tracy, Ermanno Scervino, Giorgio Armani, Issa, Julien Macdonald, Osman Yousefzada}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2007 {Christian Dior}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2007 {Anne Klein, Baby Phat, Chado Ralph Rucci, Diane von Furstenberg, The Heart Truth}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2008 {Diane von Furstenberg, Ports 1961}
Haute Couture - Spring/Summer 2008 {Christian Dior}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2008 {Diane von Furstenberg}
Resort 2009 {Christian Dior}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2009 {Aquascutum, Jasper Conran, Justin William Lin}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2009 {Arise African Fashion Collective, Aquascutum, Jasper Conran, Momo, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2010 {Miss Bikini Luxe, Zac Posen}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2010 {Anja Gockel}
Ready to wear - Spring/Summer 2011 {Louis Vuitton, Moncler Gamme Rouge, Viktor & Rolf}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2011 {St. John}
Ready to wear - Autumn/Winter 2012 {Hermès, Kenzo}
Victoria's Secret {2001}

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Credited

2017

Autumn/Winter - Helmut Lang , Marc Jacobs ,
Spring/Summer - Balenciaga ,

2013

Fall - H&M ,

2012

Spring/Summer - (Paris) Kenzo ,

2011

Spring/Summer - Saks Fifth Avenue (RETAILER) ,

Confirmed

Catalogues

Credited

2013

Fall - H&M ,

Look books

Credited

2012

Autumn/Winter - Kenzo ,

TRIVIA

- Alek originates from the Dinka tribe of southern Sudan and has eight siblings. She went to school in England after her family fled there seeking political asylum when she was 14 years old. She went on to study fashion technology in London. She was discovered whilst attending a fete by Fiona Ellis, a scout from Models One.
- She appeared in the 1997 Lavazza Calendar.
- Alek was featured in the 1999 & 2004 Pirelli Calendar.
- She has received the 'Venus de la Mode' award.
- Alek has done a variety of work for charitable causes including World Vision (for which she is the spokesperson), the U.S. Committee for Refugees, Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign, New York City Special Olympics, Sudanese relief through UNICEF, London Refugee Week, Roots (in Brooklyn) and DIFFA (Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS).
- Alek made her debut in cinema with a supporting role in director Shekhar Kapur's ('Elisabeth') FOUR FEATHERS.
- Alek was featured in Tina Turner's Golden Eye music video.

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