How Gigi Hadid Got Fashion Brands To Take Her More Seriously
Gigi Hadid is the new 'It girl'; she's best friends with Kendall Jenner, used to go out with Aussie heartthrob Cody Simpson, now linked to the very handsome Joe Jonas - oh, and she's ridiculously good looking. LIKE ridiculously.
She is the daughter of Palestinian real-estate development mogul Mohammad Hadid and Dutch-born American former model, Yolanda Foster, so you'd think that fashion brands would be snaping her up, no?
Well apparently not, with Gigi saying she always struggled to get the attention of the famous labels, which is why the 20-year-old stepped things up a notch in a bid to get the attention of the world's biggest fashion brands.
She says that brands only started taking notice of her after she appeared nude in Tom Ford's Velvet Orchid fragrance campaign.
“Yes, I was nude, but nude works with fragrance!” she explains. “I’ve never been scared of being naked in pictures, but I wouldn’t do naked for naked’s sake. With Tom, it was an easy decision: When you think of scent, you don’t think of clothes," she said in an interview with W Magazine.
She continues, “In the beginning, I thought Tom would not want to know my name. But he made a space for me in the high-fashion world. When Tom liked me, other jobs followed.”