Gigi Hadid helps shoot new Miu Miu campaign

Photographs taken by Gigi Hadid backstage at the Miu Miu fall/winter 2020 presentation earlier this year have been used in the brand’s latest advertising campaign.The Italian fashion house, headed up by Miuccia Prada, released the imagery for their Fal…

Photographs taken by Gigi Hadid backstage at the Miu Miu fall/winter 2020 presentation earlier this year have been used in the brand’s latest advertising campaign.

The Italian fashion house, headed up by Miuccia Prada, released the imagery for their Fall 2020 campaign on Tuesday, sharing scrapbook-style images comprised of sketches, hand-drawn illustrations, paintings, Polaroids, and regular photographs, some of which were shot before the coronavirus pandemic lockdown, others during, and some after.

The collection of images, titled Close, includes photographs taken by Gigi, who is currently pregnant with her first child, backstage at the catwalk show in Paris in March.

“As one of those models in the show, Gigi Hadid enjoyed the greatest access and freedom of movement in the backstage environment that any photographer could possibly have,” a representative for the brand wrote. “Her work documents the experience of preparing a Miu Miu collection for the catwalk in an unprecedentedly honest and thorough way.”

Photographer Liz Collins was on hand backstage to capture the character of the models in her close-up portraits as they prepared to step onto the catwalk.

Lila Moss also posed for the campaign, with her mother Kate Moss styling her looks with the help of the campaign’s art director and stylist Katie Grand. The veteran model’s partner, Nikolai von Bismarck, served as photographer for Lila’s photoshoot.

Regarding the theme of the imagery, the Miu Miu rep wrote, “Everyone participating in this project is already a part of Miu Miu’s extended family. The participants’ familiarity both with their subjects and with the broader world of Miu Miu gives Close a profoundly personal and proximate quality at a moment in history that has required us to reevaluate our understanding of personal distance.”

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Gigi Hadid shows off baby bump on Instagram Live

Gigi Hadid explained why she has been keeping her pregnancy off social media as she showed off her baby bump for the first time on Instagram Live on Wednesday. The model confirmed reports that she was expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Mali…

Gigi Hadid explained why she has been keeping her pregnancy off social media as she showed off her baby bump for the first time on Instagram Live on Wednesday.

The model confirmed reports that she was expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik in April, but she has kept quiet about her pregnancy ever since, with her wearing loose-fitting clothes during Instagram Live talks.

During a fan Q&A to promote her Gigi Journal: Part II book, in collaboration with V magazine, she addressed comments from fans who asked why she didn’t look pregnant and gave them a glimpse of her bare bump.

“All I want to wear is loose stuff. Everyone’s like, ‘Oh, you didn’t look pregnant in your jumpsuit on your last live.’ That’s because, this way, this is how I’m normally going to look in this,” she said, before unbuttoning her patterned shirt to show off her bump. “There’s my belly y’all. Like, it’s there. From the front it’s different.”

The 25-year-old explained to viewers that she has been keeping a low profile because she doesn’t feel ready to share her pregnancy journey with the world.

“I love you all and I love your positive messages, I’m just taking my time in sharing my pregnancy and you guys will see it when you see it,” the catwalk star said. “I’m trying to document it well because I’ve heard a lot of people say, ‘Obviously make sure you don’t miss it’… I’m not in a rush to do it and I feel right now I just want to experience it and I don’t want to worry about waking up every day during my pregnancy and worry about having to look cute or post something.”

She also explained that she has been writing in her journal a lot and regularly sends updates to her family and friends, but she hasn’t been referring to her pregnancy much publicly because she wants to keep the focus on the Covid-19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Gigi, who is self-isolating at her family’s farm in Pennsylvania, is rumoured to be due in September.

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Gigi Hadid slams claims she was disguising her baby bump

Gigi Hadid has hit back at claims she was trying to disguise her baby bump during the early days of her pregnancy.Back in April, the model announced she was expecting her first child with singer Zayn Malik, and in a recent Instagram Live Q&A, she respo…

Gigi Hadid has hit back at claims she was trying to disguise her baby bump during the early days of her pregnancy.

Back in April, the model announced she was expecting her first child with singer Zayn Malik, and in a recent Instagram Live Q&A, she responded to a question from a fan over why her bump seemed to look so small six months into pregnancy.

“This angle and the really baggy jumpsuit make for an optical illusion,” Gigi, who is due in September, replied. “From the side it’s a different story! haha – wishing u the best! x.”

Multiple outlets reported on the model’s top tip for keeping her baby news private, but she hit back when British Vogue posted an article on Twitter with the headline, “Gigi Hadid Reveals How She Disguises Her Pregnancy”.

“Disguise ….? I said in a baggy jumpsuit the front and side views are visually different stories – not that that was intentional or I was trying to hide anything,” the 25-year-old fired. “Will be proud and happy to share ‘insight’ when I feel like it, thanks.”

She continued in a follow-up tweet: “For now I am proudly experiencing and sharing this time with my family and loved ones.”

Rumours began to swirl about Gigi’s pregnancy when she shared images from her 25th birthday party on Instagram on 23 April, and she confirmed the exciting news during an interview with Jimmy Fallon just days later.

“Obviously, you know, we wish we could’ve announced it on our own terms, but we’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well wishes and support so…” she shared, before adding that she’s been craving bagels during her pregnancy.

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Gigi Hadid hid her baby bump with baggy jumpsuits

Gigi Hadid managed to hide her baby bump in the first few months of her pregnancy by wearing baggy jumpsuits.Back in April, the 25-year-old model confirmed she was expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik, and during a recent Instagram Live,…

Gigi Hadid managed to hide her baby bump in the first few months of her pregnancy by wearing baggy jumpsuits.

Back in April, the 25-year-old model confirmed she was expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik, and during a recent Instagram Live, Gigi shared her secret to keeping her baby news private for over five months.

“How do you not have a tummy?? I’m 4 months into my pregnancy and my tummy is huge you look great tho!” a fan asked the model, prompting Gigi to divulge her top tip.

“This angle and the really baggy jumpsuit make for an optical illusion,” she wrote, alongside a laughing face emoji. “From the side it’s a different story! haha – wishing u the best! x.”

Rumours began to swirl about Gigi’s pregnancy when she shared images from her 25th birthday party on Instagram in April, and eagle-eyed fans spotted gift bags and decorations that suggested the bash was in fact a gender reveal party.

She confirmed the exciting news during an interview with Jimmy Fallon, and expressed her regret that she and singer Zayn weren’t able to announce the baby news themselves.

“Obviously, we wish they could’ve announced it on our own terms, but we’re very excited and happy and grateful for everyone’s well-wishes and support,” she said.

Gigi and Pillow Talk hitmaker Zayn reconciled late last year, and confirmed they were back together in February.

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Dua Lipa trying out new hair colours every week during lockdown

Dua Lipa’s boyfriend Anwar Hadid has been dyeing her hair a new colour every week during lockdown. The New Rules singer, who has been self-isolating with the model in London, debuted pink hair on social media back in April and has been changing it up …

Dua Lipa’s boyfriend Anwar Hadid has been dyeing her hair a new colour every week during lockdown.

The New Rules singer, who has been self-isolating with the model in London, debuted pink hair on social media back in April and has been changing it up ever since, with her showing off an orange and a red hue over the past few months.

In an interview with British Vogue magazine, the 24-year-old shared that Anwar, the brother of models Gigi and Bella Hadid, has been heavily involved in the dyeing process.

“I’m with my boyfriend Anwar… Anwar has been dyeing my hair all kinds of colours – pink, orange, red – it has been a different colour every week,” she told the magazine.

For the new issue of the fashion bible, a range of stars including Ricky Martin and Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra sent in pictures depicting their life in lockdown. In Dua and Anwar’s photo, the couple can be seen posing on a sofa in the middle of playing an X-Box game. She is wearing multi-coloured crotchet shorts and a cropped black jumper bearing a white smiley face, while Anwar sports a Metallica T-shirt and sweatpants.

Elsewhere in the interview, Dua shared that they have also been spending time during lockdown learning new recipes.

“Yesterday we made lamb maeloubah – Anwar’s dad sent us the recipe,” she said. “It was fun to cook together, which is lucky because it was a three-hour activity; it’s the most ambitious thing I have ever set out to make.. It’s quite rewarding when it turns out like the picture. Today I’m making a leek stew my mum would cook, which really takes me back to my childhood.”

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Kendall Jenner photographs herself for new Burberry campaign

Kendall Jenner not only stars in Burberry’s new TB monogram campaign, but she shot the self-portraits herself.Posing in a long-sleeved bodysuit featuring Burberry head Riccardo Tisci’s interlocking TB print in blue and orange, Jenner was forced to step…

Kendall Jenner not only stars in Burberry’s new TB monogram campaign, but she shot the self-portraits herself.

Posing in a long-sleeved bodysuit featuring Burberry head Riccardo Tisci’s interlocking TB print in blue and orange, Jenner was forced to step up and direct the photoshoot herself, with Covid-19 restrictions still firmly in place.

“Riccardo wanted to collaborate closely with me to bring this collection to life in a number of ways. He encouraged me to interpret the campaign myself, which was such an exciting opportunity. I loved being able to add my own personal touch,” the model said.

“(The Burberry team pushed) into this dream-like digital world as I transformed into CGI versions of myself, embodying the four characters. The collection and campaign are also completely my vibe – that relaxed summer spirit really resonates with me as a California girl.”

Famed photographer Nick Knight oversaw the accompanying CGI video, while Peter Saville art directed the campaign and Katy England styled it. It’s the second year Tisci has called on the trio’s expertise.

It marks Jenner’s second campaign for the famous English heritage label – she modelled Burberry’s fall/winter 20 collection alongside Gigi Hadid, who was the star of the summer 19 adverts, and sister Bella Hadid earlier this year.

After taking over from long-serving creative officer Christopher Bailey in early 2018, Italian designer Tisci ushered in a new era at Burberry when he unveiled his revamped logo – a monogram honouring founder Thomas Burberry, which he created with Saville – in August 2018.

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Gigi and Bella Hadid’s donated items raise $20,000 for charity

Gigi and Bella Hadid have helped raise $20,000 (£16,000) for charity by donating designer items to an auction.The siblings, along with fellow models including Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, and Helena Christensen, teamed up with fashion bible British Vo…

Gigi and Bella Hadid have helped raise $20,000 (£16,000) for charity by donating designer items to an auction.

The siblings, along with fellow models including Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls, and Helena Christensen, teamed up with fashion bible British Vogue and the online retailer Hardly Ever Worn It for the star-studded The Way We Wore sale, which raised funds for the NHS (National Health Service) Charities Together and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) organisations.

The model sisters donated four items between them and the most popular pieces proved to be Gigi’s Dior saddle bag, which sold for $5,000 (£4,000), and Bella’s paint-splattered Miu Miu boots, which sold for a whopping $13,660 (£10,800).

“These Miu Miu boots mean so much to me. I wore them for the brand’s spring/summer ’20 campaign,” the 23-year-old said as she offered them up for the auction. “To begin with they were plain beige, but as I got messy with paints, I realised the boots were becoming an art piece in themselves. I asked if I could keep them to eventually auction for a cause that I felt passionately about, and this is the perfect opportunity.”

And her older sister Gigi, who is expecting her first child with boyfriend Zayn Malik, was keen to donate pieces from her wardrobe, including clothing from Rihanna’s Fenty collection, to benefit worthy causes.

“I appreciate the opportunity to give back in this way, and hope that whoever ends up with these pieces – The Fenty top and skirt, and Dior Saddle bag – really enjoys them, knowing that their contribution will help those struggling due to Covid-19. Zayn and I send our love and best wishes to everyone,” she wrote.

More than 30 items were donated by famous faces, including Adut Akech’s blue tweed Chanel bag, which was sold for $5,200 (£4,100).

The auction raised more than $67,000 (£53,000) in total.

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Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, and Helena Christensen donate clothing for charity auction

Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, and Helena Christensen have all donated clothing from their personal collections in support of a charity auction.The models have teamed up with bosses at British Vogue and the luxury resale retail site Hardly Ever Worn It to of…

Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, and Helena Christensen have all donated clothing from their personal collections in support of a charity auction.

The models have teamed up with bosses at British Vogue and the luxury resale retail site Hardly Ever Worn It to offer up designer items from their closets to benefit the U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) Charities Together organisation as well as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Among the items up for grabs are Gigi’s Dior Saddle bag, Joan’s Givenchy carryall bag, and a Dior wrap dress from Helena, alongside other coveted items such as Bella Hadid’s paint-splattered Miu Miu boots, a cream Chanel jacket from Kendall Jenner, and Christian Siriano dresses donated by Ashley Graham and Karlie Kloss.

And Kate Moss has even offered up an Alexander McQueen jacket for The Way We Wore auction, which will launch on Tuesday and finish on Friday. Each item will be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with proceeds directly benefitting the charities.

The models have also snapped a selfie of themselves posing with the item they’re donating, and the pictures were unveiled in British Vogue’s July 2020 edition, alongside news of the auction.

In Gigi’s black-and-white photo, she is seen standing alongside her boyfriend Zayn Malik, who wears her Dior Saddle bag on his back, while Joan is depicted sat on a stool wearing nothing but a pair of black bikini bottoms and the Givenchy slung over her shoulder.

The items are available to view on vogue.hardlyeverwornit.com.

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Marc Jacobs vows to be ‘better ally’ following cultural appropriation claims

Marc Jacobs has vowed to keep “listening and learning” after he was called out in a social media post for cultural appropriation.Back in 2016, the designer caused controversy when models including Gigi Hadid and Irina Shayk wore hand-dyed wool dreadloc…

Marc Jacobs has vowed to keep “listening and learning” after he was called out in a social media post for cultural appropriation.

Back in 2016, the designer caused controversy when models including Gigi Hadid and Irina Shayk wore hand-dyed wool dreadlocks during his show held as part of New York Fashion Week.

Jacobs was heavily criticised at the time, and was again chastised when he recently commented on an Instagram post uploaded by fashion watchdog account, Diet Prada.

After viewing the video of Kyla Lacey for Write About Now Poetry, the 57-year-old praised the performance, which discussed white privilege.

“I’m listening. I’m learning. This poem, and this human is extraordinary in every way,” Jacobs wrote, before he was called out by several followers in the comments section.

“We need to know what you do once you’ve HEARD. listening is not enough,” one stated, while another asked: “Didn’t one of your seasons appropriate black culture? Remember the dreads? The black community does.”

“I made a mistake. I didn’t listen when I was being corrected,” Jacobs replied. “I was insensitive and wrong with my response. I know better know. I keep listening and learning.”

The fashion star also responded to a comment which asked him to expand the foundation shades in his Marc Jacobs Beauty line.

“We have expanded our shade range. We did that two years ago. Thank you for sharing your comments. I promise you I am doing my all I can to be a better allie (sic),” he added.

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Hailey Bieber denies plastic surgery speculation

Hailey Bieber has taken to social media to reject plastic surgery claims.On Thursday, the model set the record straight after she spotted a post on Instagram in which a user alleged she had been under the knife. The post, which has since been deleted, …

Hailey Bieber has taken to social media to reject plastic surgery claims.

On Thursday, the model set the record straight after she spotted a post on Instagram in which a user alleged she had been under the knife.

The post, which has since been deleted, compared photos of Hailey’s face now and when she was a 13-year-old in an attempt to highlight the apparent differences.

“Stop using pics that are edited by make-up artists!” the 23-year-old fired in the comments section. “This photo on the right is NOT what I look like… I’ve never touched my face so If you’re gonna sit around and compare me at 13, and then me at 23, at least use a natural photo that wasn’t edited so crazy.”

Accordingly, Hailey’s fans spotted her comment on the post and leapt to her defence.

One wrote: “She’s naturally beautiful and doesn’t need any kind of enhancement in anyway….!!! Beautiful inside and out!!”

The star’s fiery clap back comes after her friend and fellow model Gigi Hadid was recently forced to address rumours that she had undergone surgery and tried cosmetic fillers.

“People think I do fillers on my face, and that’s why my face is round – I’ve had this since I was born,” she said during a recent Instagram Live, noting that pregnancy had changed her face. “I think I like, have the cheeks already, so it’s like there’s not a lot to like, fill in.”

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