Gigi and Bella Hadid ‘shaved’ heads steal the show on the catwalk
On Monday, supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid debuted their new looks on the New York catwalk with bleached brows, short bangs, and what appeared to be half-shaved heads.
However, it quickly became apparent that the sisters’ extraordinary metamorphosis was the product of the efforts of prosthetists who used bald hats, wigs, and cosmetics to alter their looks.
At the New York Public Library, the designer’s namesake brand unveiled more than 40 new designs in a Beaux-Arts style Beaux-Arts tower on Fifth Avenue for his Fall 2022 presentation. A vast pink sweater and gray skirt were Gigi’s choice of outfit, while a black vinyl dress and opera gloves were Bella’s choice.
Colorful and monochrome monochromatic clothing was also on display at the presentation, including oversized knitwear, ruffled gowns, and platform boots. Hairstyles like sharp bobs and space-age bangs were featured on several models, including the Hadids, as they walked the runway.
A timelapse video of Bella’s make-up and prosthetic artists at work was released on Instagram by the actress.
Online, the photographs elicited a range of opinions, with some social media users fearing the model had actually gone full-on bald. Elizaveta Porodina, the Russian fashion photographer, commented on Bella’s Instagram post, saying she looked “absolutely angelic,” and journalist and activist Noor Tagouri added, “The transformation is amazing.”
In charge of the eye-catching looks were Marc Jacobs’ make-up artist Diane Kendal and hair stylist Duffy. Nol Jacoboni, one of the special effects artists behind the Hadids’ eyes, took to Instagram to express how “surreal” the experience of working on the event had been.
“Today was the perfect marriage of my ability to do a bald cap as well as work for one of my favorite designers with some of the top models in the business,” Noël Jacoboni wrote on Instagram.
The LED displays in Times Square, where the event was transmitted live, were the site of Jacobs’ most recent show, which took place a year after his previous one.
The American designer’s enigmatic exhibition notes said that “creativity is fundamental living” before concluding with a quote from Friedrich Nietzsche: “We have art in order not to die of the truth.”