Model and former refugee Halima Aden — who made headlines as the first woman to appear in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue in a hijab and burkini — was reunited with designer Cynthia Rowley, who created one of the swimsuits she posed in, at the premiere of “I Am You,” a film about Afghan refugees.
Aden, 22, produced the movie that screened at Pier59 Studios last Thursday.
The original “Afghan Girl” photo from the famous National Geographic cover was auctioned to raise funds for refugees.
Guests included Carol Alt, Nicole Miller, Frederique Van Der Wal, Jonathan Cheban, Marla Maples, the film’s director Sonia Nassery Cole and Pier59 founder Federico Pignatelli.
Aden’s vibrant color-blocked Cynthia Rowley burkini is currently available for $395.
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