Fashion has long had a thing for a little sister. Donatella Versace, Coco Chanel, Stella McCartney, Miuccia Prada, Cara Delevingne – all little sisters who have made their mark on the industry.
Bella Hadid – also a little sister to Gigi Hadid, and arguably the younger sister right now – has been on a constant career incline since she first entered the fashion domain in late 2013, starring in a campaign for Chrome Hearts (a brand she now designs for).
Her career thus far has seen Hadid embrace all elements of what it means to be a modern supermodel today. With sophisticated ease, Hadid blends the roles of social-media maestro, muse to the industry’s biggest names and a constant paparazzi magnet.
The jobs that fill her CV are testament to her modelling versatility. She can at one moment encapsulate the Chanel Couture woman on the catwalks, while then appearing in an attitude-filled Nike campaign in a hooded tracksuit the next. Mastering the balance between commercial and niche appeal, its unsurprising that Hadid has been likened to the first wave of supermodels.
Emerging from her teens, Bella has developed a signature style that sees her take catwalk looks and give them a unique spin often referencing the decade of her birth: the Nineties. Spot her carrying metallic minature handbags (Dior, naturally), high ponytails that pull focus to her enviable cheekbones, exposed navels, a constant supply of denim that comes in many guises and a rainbow of sunglasses worn well into the night. Like many her age, her look is evolving with her and continues to grow in experiment and flair.
Now, as her career goes from strength to strength, chart Bella Hadid’s life in style here: