For the July 2020 issue of British Vogue, 23 supermodels opened up their wardrobes and chose cherished pieces to auction for charity. Bella Hadid’s showstopping Miu Miu boots, Adut Akech’s royal-blue Chanel bag, and Irina Shayk’s leopard-print Burberry skirt were all up for grabs, while exclusive prints of the lockdown selfies the models snapped in their treasured items were also made available to purchase. Now we can reveal that the inaugural Way We Wore auction – a collaboration with the pre-loved fashion site, Hardly Ever Worn It – raised £55,000 for NHS Charities Together and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Bella Hadid’s statement boots were the hit lot, fetching £10,000. Meanwhile her sister Gigi Hadid’s Dior Saddle Bag (Gigi enlisted her boyfriend Zayn Malik to help show it off in their lockdown snap), went for £4,000; Ashley Graham’s Christian Siriano black dress sold for £2,000; and Shalom Harlow’s colourful Versace bathrobe fetched £1,000.
Sharon Wolter-Ferguson, co-founder and CEO of Hardly Ever Worn It, was delighted by the results of the collaboration, and said: “Attitudes to ownership have now changed; users buying and selling on HEWI showcase the increasing understanding surrounding the importance of extending and renewing the life of hardly ever worn items left hanging in wardrobes.”
The e-commerce site is popular with fashion editors around the world, drawn by its coveted pre-owned pieces from brands including Gucci, Prada and Ganni. Up to 100,000 are listed at any one time – some at almost 90 per cent less than their original retail price.
The superstar model tells Rihanna about her successes, failures and 2020 drive for authenticity.
Rihanna: Can you please introduce yourself?
Bella: My name is Isabella.
Rihanna: What do you think your biggest personal or professional success has been so far?
Bella: The biggest professional success for me has been being able to work alongside the men and women I have looked up to and watched since I was young. It’s been a blessing to watch these artists work and I feel lucky to be a small part of their big visions. My biggest personal success will forever be watching my family be healthy and happy.
Rihanna: What has been your biggest failure been and how did you learn from it?
Bella: My biggest failure as a whole is when I don’t trust and nurture my own intuition. I learned that in order for me to grow and know my personal strengths, I need to own my decisions and stand up for myself and what I believe in.
Rihanna: What are you taking with you into 2020, and what are you leaving behind in 2019?
Bella: 2020 is about leading with love and being the most authentic version of myself as possible ! I’ve seen myself and the people around me grow in so many different ways this year, and in so many aspects of life. I surprised myself with what I found and I feel confident that I will be entering 2020 with a new perspective on my own personal, and professional happiness.
An overture to the blazing heat of Miami’s Art Basel, the effervescence of Dior Men’s Pre-Fall 2020 Show certainly left spectators in awe of Kim Jones’ exceptional artistry. Among logo-embossed sweaters and glowing neon sets, glameratti flocked in elegant ensembles of equal stature to witness the French fashion house’s latest iterations. Finding prominence in a star-studded guest list, Bella Hadid stole attention in an unveiling of her own: wavy down-to-there hair and a crisp Dior makeup look.
Decorated in gold Dior chains, the 23-year-old supermodel served bohemian class in a fusion of nonchalance and confidence. Adding a touch of floral ambiance, the style icon sported a lilac eyeshadow complete with an accentuated white eyeliner and a soft pink lip. Rosy cheeks and hair split down the middle rounded out Hadid’s Dior presentation, a look just right for the runway’s front row.
Below, swipe through a few photos of the starlet on the night of Dior Men’s Pre-Fall Show below.