Sunday 21 January 2018

From call girl to queen of the catwalk

Zahia Dehar.
Zahia Dehar.

TWO years ago, she was the teenage prostitute at the centre of a French football sex scandal, but Zahia Dehar is the toast of Paris Haute Couture this week.

In 2010, French footballers Franck Ribery, (28), Karim Benzema (23), and Sidney Govou (31), were accused of paying Ms Dehar, now 20, thousands of euro for sex while she worked as an underage call girl.

Ms Dehar has however transformed her life, first becoming a a lingerie model, before turning her hand to designing couture lingerie.

This week she staged a major lingerie show during Paris Haute Couture Week, which also features shows from Dior, Karl Lagerfeld and Chanel.

She also modelled some of her creations, emerging triumphantly from a Barbie-style box at her catwalk show, clutching a bouquet of white roses, veil atop her head, wearing a transparent dress (save for a few strategically-placed embroideries).

Irish Independent

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