What Went Into The Making Of Our Gigi Hadid Cover? Watch This Video To Find Out
Although Gigi Hadid is fashion’s most in-demand model at the moment, having posed for virtually every A-list photographer you can name, Vogue Arabia’s second anniversary issue marked her first time working with Peter Lindbergh. “So much of what I do feels surreal. There are still dreams coming true that I didn’t even know I could possibly dream when I started,” she confesses to Vogue Arabia, reflecting on her stratospheric career.
The 23-year-old model was born Jelena Noura Hadid to former supermodel and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster and real estate tycoon Mohamed Hadid in Los Angeles, California. Though she signed to IMG when she was 17, she was modeling well before then, landing her first campaign at the age of two with Baby Guess. But she’s adamant that her childhood was as normal as anyone else’s. “A lot of people make assumptions about my family, but our childhood wasn’t ‘Hollywood.’ I modeled when I was young but my mom intentionally had me stop before it ever felt like a job,” she notes.
During her teen years, Hadid put modeling aside to focus on more athletic ambitions, including horse-riding and volleyball. After graduation, she enrolled at New York City’s The New School to pursue a degree in criminal psychology, before making her runway debut at Desigual’s Fall 2014 show.
Today, Hadid, along with her younger sister Bella, are the most in-demand supermodel duo to date. But is there any rivalry between the sisters? “We are best friends. We’ve always celebrated our similarities as well as our differences and continue that in our careers,” she admits.
In the breathtaking clip above, watch how the model moves on the set like the pro that she is, while dressed in a mix of international labels and Arab designers such as Elie Saab and Saudi couturier Ashi Studio. Don’t forget to pick up your issue of the magazine when it hits shelves on March 1 to read the full interview.
Photography: Peter Lindbergh
Model: Gigi Hadid at IMG
Style: Katie Trotter
Hair: Odile Gilbert at L’Atelier 68
Makeup: Stéphane Marais at Studio 57
Video: Hugo Mapelli