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Lindsay Lohan wears hijab to London Modest Fashion Week show

The actress has sparked rumours that she’s converted to Islam

Sabrina Barr
Monday 19 February 2018 14:02 GMT
Lindsay Lohan wears hijab to London Fashion Week

Lindsay Lohan was spotted wearing a hijab to a London Modest Fashion Week show following ongoing rumours that she’s converted to Islam.

London Modest Fashion Week, which took place over two days from February 17 during London Fashion Week, was founded last year by modest fashion brand Haute Elan.

It celebrates modest fashion by designers from around the world, showcasing a range of hijabs and abayas.

One of the show’s attendees was actress Lindsay Lohan, who made an appearance while wearing a black hijab.

“Fashion doesn’t always have to be so naked and can be adventurous and still beautiful with a strong group of women behind it,” Lohan told BBC Minute.

In January, the 31-year-old actress deleted all of the photos from her Instagram account and changed her bio to read the Arabic phrase: “Salam Aleikum", which means: "Peace be upon you."

Lohan has previously spoken out about her affinity with Islam, although she never confirmed that she had converted to the religion.

“In Islamic culture I feel like it’s a family to me, a lot of my friends are Arab and they’ve been really good people to me,” she said during an interview on Good Morning Britain last year.

In an Instagram post that has now been deleted, Lohan marked International Women’s Day last year by quoting the Prophet Muhammad and sharing a picture of herself with a bindi on her forehead.

“Angels are the strongest of created beings, and women are closer to the angelic nature than men, as they are readier than men to carry angelic light,” she wrote.

The impact of modest fashion has been steadily growing in recent times, with an abaya-only show by Indonesian designer Vivi Zubedi debuting at New York Fashion Week last week.

In June last year Halima Aden became the first model who wears a hijab to grace the cover of Allure magazine, before appearing in Rihanna's Fenty Beauty campaign.

Dina Torkia, a Muslim vlogger with over 700,000 subscribers on YouTube, recently spoke to The Independent about the way in which modest fashion has evolved over the past few years.

“Seven years ago when I would shop on the high street, it would be such a mission to find an outfit easily that was suitable for me. It would take me hours,” she said.

“Now that we have Muslim models like Halima Aden, a hijabi model, it’s clear to see that things are definitely evolving."

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