Gigi Hadid by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia, November 2015
Posted Nov 10, 2015
Gigi Hadid comes into her own as she unleashes the high fashion beast in “The Power of Personality” cover by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia. Meisel has captured the moment this fashion caterpillar has transformed into a avant-garde butterfly. Behind the spark in her bright eyes lies a phenom ready to fly. Unleashing the beast, we watch as she prepares for her inaugural walk down the runways of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Stylist, Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele, dazzles us with decadence in this posh look at the power of pop art couture. Colorful creations ‘scream’ to be seen, with a pink poodle wearing pointed traffic cones and a yellow garter-belt. 60’s prints erupt, from a two-piece pantsuit to a graphic dress featuring a giant eye on the chest. Like crayons in a box, fur makes it mark, as a quirky skirt comes alive with stuffed animals covering the front. Creativity floods the page, from an orange alligator coat to a metallic, Bondesque, bathing suit with cut-out holes exposing just the right amount. A snake slithers around the wrist, as a triple-decker, diamond bracelet connects to a ring via a gold chain. Primed to perfection, from luscious lime & plucky peacock to rosy quartz with a clear-view hue. Jewelry speaks, from a giant star pendant and pearl-headed squid ring, to a choker made with multi-colored balls. Neon pops with Blumarine, Miu Miu, Mamadoux by Elliott Beach, Moncler Gamme Rouge, Norma Kamali, Philipp Plein, Roberto Cavalli, Ralph Lauren & Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. Dedicated to the decade (Makeup Artist) Pat McGrath guides us through the pathway of precision. A disco queen turns into a modern dream with liquid lines that scream to be seen. Retro-blue slides over the lids as tinges of turquoise flood the brows. Double-faux lines form a unique image with dark lashes building up the red ones on top. Moody shades smudge around the orbs, delivering a soft application with a cool edge. Pink blush kisses the cheeks reflecting in kind with a healthy hue. Like silk flowing over the skin, the body is bronzed with an ethereal glow. Daring to flare, frosted lip shades follow suit, leaving the mouth with a phenomenal mark. 60’s beauty never looked so fierce as Pat takes this face into the future. Hairstylist, Guido Palau, brings haute hair back with Neon Afros that speak chic. From baby-blue to screaming-pink, vibrant-purple to gregarious-green, crazy colors capture our imagination as Gigi wears wild wigs like there’s no tomorrow. So, sit back and enjoy one of the most intoxicating editorials of the season. Something exquisite happens when the click of a camera turns into true art.