When the Fall 2019 catwalk shows drew to a close on March 5th, we knew these things to be true. The future of fashion depended on creative and artisanal integrity, a commitment to originality, and a wild idea of beauty—a banishment of mundanity, an end to disposability. This was a turning-point season, a referendum on banality and stuff for stuff’s sake, a moment to think hard about value and all the meanings therein. And nowhere more so than in Paris, where designers offered clothes of incalculable beauty, created by marrying old-world practices with future-minded aspirations. Modern girls, after all, want to invest wisely in extraordinary things.
And so, on that final day of fashion month, the thoroughly modern Bella Hadid struck a few iconic supermodel poses for Vogue, under the watchful eye of director Gordon von Steiner and fashion editor Jorden Bickham. It was the day of which Karl Lagerfeld’s final show for Chanel was held at the Grand Palais, a morning of few dry eyes and many broken hearts. Nonetheless, for Bella and crew, this was a moment to rally, to celebrate the wonder and joy of great design, to move definitively past streetwear and normcore and Insta-cool (all genres which Bella has triumphantly conquered) to something utterly surprising and entirely spectacular. Bonjour, Bella du jour.?
Watch Bella Hadid Dazzle in the Paris Collections!