Supermodel Bella Hadid takes the cover story of American Vogue Magazine‘s April 2022 edition captured by fashion photographer Ethan James Green. In charge of styling was Gabriella Karefa-Johnson, with hair styling from Jawara, and makeup by Kanako Takase for Addiction Beauty and Yumi Lee. For the session Bella is wearing Maison Margiela Artisanal designed by John Galliano, Celine by Hedi Slimane, Miron Crosby, Olivier Theyskens, Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Bulgari, Ralph Lauren Collection, Emilia Wickstead, Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello, Marni, Molly Goddard, Carolina Herrera, and Willy Chavarria.
To have to wake up every morning with this brain – it’s not cute, So now everything that I do in my personal life is literally to make sure that my mental state stays above water. Fashion can make you or break you. And if it makes you, you have to make a conscious effort every day for it not to break you. There’s alway a bit of grief in love. – Bella
It was always really hard, and it still is sometimes, to feel like I could help my sister in her moments of darkness or pain. I think it’s always a journey with loved ones, and we’ve gotten better about not assuming the other knows what we need or want. Bella leads with her heart, and that’s beautiful, but you learn the hard way to guard yourself. Most people, myself included, build at least a small wall, after you feel vulnerable in these often unusual life situations. It seems to me like Bella does not – or she only puts up one brick at a time. During fashion month, for example. Even if it leads to feeling essentially emotionally burnt out, Bella spends every day backstage, in fittings, with fans, doing it all with the most energy and love, while the rest of us are zombies. Because I know that she’s sometimes internally struggling in the midst of all the flashing lights, the big sister in me wants to be protective. But I also know that that’s the magic of Bella. – Gigi Hadid
The majority of the time when I meet people, they say, I just didn’t think you were going to be nice, that you were going to be this mean, scary dragon lady, or some kind of a sexbot. That’s just not me, and if people have a better understanding of who I am, then I feel less alone within myself. – Bella
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