Watch Now: Go Behind-The-Scenes On Our June Issue Cover Shoot

An intoxicating hybrid of strength, artfulness and feminity, Bazaar's Emily Baxter meets Sofia Boutella, one of the Arab world's most enchanting exports.

Rich olive skin, a razor-edged fringe that exaggerates sharp cheekbones, deep brown eyes framed by thick brows, and a mellifluous French accent... Sofia is an editorial dream – a beautiful blank canvas on which to play out fashion’s greatest fantasies. Go behind the scenes on our cover shoot with the 35-year-old Algerian artiste, who is pictured here wearing Chanel haute couture.

Fashion Directior: Katie Trotter, Producer: Daniele Ricci at Ricci Productions & Creative, Fashion Assistant: Lindsay Jernigan, Make-Up: Jo Baker at Forward, Make-up Assistant: Atlas Ferrera at Forward, Hair: John D at Forward, Manicure: Anny Tau, Digital Operator: Carl Duquette, Digital Operating Assistants: Chris Swainston and Tim Black, Props: Anthony Asaro and Kendyll Leiger at Art-Dept, Props Assistant: Nicholas Buckalew at Art-Dept. Video: True Film Production.

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