Meet Loli Bahia, the French Model Taking the Fashion World by Storm

Photographs by Inez & Vinoodh
Styled by Katie Grand

Loli Bahia in a blouse, skirt, necklace, and thights on the cover of W Magazine's 50th anniversary i...
Loli Bahia wears a Chanel sweater, skirt, and necklace; Roger Vivier shoes; stylist’s own tights.

The 50th Anniversary Issue of W is an all-out supermodel celebration featuring 17 cover stars ranging from the world’s most famous names to women who are well on their way to total fashion domination. See every cover model here and read Jenny Comita’s essay about the evolution of the beauty standards that define the industry here.

Hermès jumpsuit; Roger Vivier platforms.

What is most exciting to you about working as a model right now?

My first job was the fall 2020 Louis Vuitton show. I was still in high school, and I wasn’t sure what to do after, so I decided to give modeling a shot. I had no idea what to expect because I didn’t know anything about fashion. Now I think traveling is the most exciting part. My dream job would be to do a perfume campaign!

Marc Jacobs bikini top; Maison Mihara Yasuhiro jeans; Bulgari necklace.

Photographers Inez & Vinoodh have a spare, elegant style that transcends time. For this issue, the duo celebrated two legends—Iman and Cindy Crawford—as well as two newcomers with bright futures: Sora Choi and Loli Bahia.

Hair by James Pecis at Bryant Artists; makeup by Sam Visser for Dior Makeup at Forward Artists. Manicures by Bojir Hasanov for Deborah Lippmann. Loli Bahia at Women Management. Casting by Michelle Lee at Michelle Lee Casting.

Produced by VLM Productions; production manager: John Nadhazi; lighting director: Jodokus Driessen; photo assistants: Joe Hume, Fyodor Shiryaev; digital technician: Marc Kroop; retouching: Stereohorse; fashion assistants: Andrew Burling, Tyler VanVranken, Natalya Clarke; hair assistant: Aziza Rasulova; makeup assistant: Juan Jaar; manicure assistant: Jenny Salinas; tailor: Luis Cascante at Altered Agency