Editorial: Bella Hadid by Venetia Scott for W Magazine October 2016
Wednesday 28th September, 2016
THE FACE YOU’VE SEEN EVERYWHERE, from campaigns, to fashion editorials, to Page Six where she permanently resides, is that of Bella Hadid. In fact, both Hadid sisters seem to have swept across the industry at an unprecedented speed. And yet, in this W Magazine editorial styled by Edward Enninful, it seems that for once, the focus isn’t on Bella, but on the clothes. There is a breathtaking pink fur coat embroidered with delicate floral motifs; a striking red caftan-esque gown that needs no accessories to be heard; and a series of cocktail dresses with ruched and puckered sleeves or delicate black and pink trimmings. The result is something between Marie Antoinette and Gloria Vanderbilt: opulent, yet elegant. Perhaps it’s an allusion to the renaissance portraits of Italian and French aristocracy in the XVI Century, who would dress in their best gowns for Raphael or Titian to capture them in painting. The editorial is one to print and hang on your inspiration board or vanity mirror. Minimalism is overrated, after all. — Victoria.
Images via Visualising Fashion
Victoria Berezhna Fashion Contributor, London
Victoria lives in the south of Spain, having moved there from her native country Ukraine when she was just a child. She finds herself looking up to timeless icons from past decades including Jackie O, Grace Kelly, Katherine Deneuve and Audrey Hepburn, and longing for sunny afternoons on the French Riviera and walks along the Seine during spring. Always overdressed and dishing out on tailored pieces and shoes – secretly dreaming they were from Dior or Saint Laurent – she dresses for herself rather than others, and would trade breakfast for Vogue or a one way ticket to anywhere beautiful.