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Sudanese Model Nykhor Paul x Céline

Elle Mexico released an editorial for May 2014 featuring Sudanese model Nykhor Paul in label Celine's Spring 2014 collection, photographed by Maria Karas.

Elle Mexico magazine recently released an editorial with Sudanese model Nykhor Paul featuring French label Céline's Spring 2014 collection. Photographed by Marias Karas, the editorial highlights Céline's colorful pieces, which completely come to life through Paul's undeniable charisma & powerful stances. If you ever get the chance to see the Sudanese model on the runway, you'll understand what we're talking about. In the meantime, this editorial will have to make do. Scroll through our gallery to view the Nick Nelson-styled editorial and, if you want to talk about it, tweet @okayafrica with #nykhorpaul.
Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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