Iranian-American Model Yara Shahidi Features in Coach Ad Campaign
By Salma El Gogary
Yara Sayeh Shahidi is an Iranian-American model and activist who gained recognition after her role in the sitcom Black-ish (2014–present). comes from Iranian/African descent.
Over the years, Coach has always surprised us, and for their Fall campaign this year they came through by partnering with a diverse range of celebrities. Stars such as Selena Gomez, Michael B. Jordan, and even Ariana Grande’s dog were featured wearing the iconic fashion brand’s Fall 2019 collection. Now, we can officially count Yara Shahidi among them, as the 19 year
Yara took it to Instagram to tease her fans with a sneak peek video prior to the official announcement where she is photographed wearing a red and black jacket and a colorful patterned overcoat which falls under the brand’s winter collection theme “Dream It Real”. The whole theme has the feels and vibes of New York especially the Brooklyn Bridge which seems to be the main shooting place.
Yara has always been an inspiring style icon and she was featured in Aerie’s “Unretouched” ad campaign in 2018 which, due to her bold choices, brought her a lot of media recognition, and not to mention how back in 2017 she was chosen as one of Beyoncé’s Ivy Park line faces that marks a big step in the Middle Eastern community.