Monique Jaques Goes Behind the Scenes at the Miss World Muslimah Pageant

April 1, 2015

By Matthew Ismael Ruiz


Fatma Ben Guefrache of Tunisia is crowned Miss World Muslimah 2014 at the Grand Finale in Yogakarta, Indonesia, November 21, 2014.

Since moving to Istanbul, Turkey, not long after graduating from New York University, Monique Jaques has been interested in what she calls “Islamic Fashion.” Recent changes in the Turkish government spawned a nascent market to serve a new demographic of rich Muslim women with expensive tastes. It was while covering this beat that the photographer first heard of the Miss...

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