If ever the fashion industry had its own Olympics, Bella Hadid would be the Simone Biles of the models. All eyes were on the top young model, throughout this year’s Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris, where the in demand model well and truly cemented her supermodel status. Since earning the ‘Break Out Star’ award from Model.com in 2015, Gigi Hadid’s baby sister has featured in campaigns for Marc Jacobs, Topshop, Calvin Klein and Givenchy. The 21-year-old has also been dubbed the face that every brand wants on board, from TAG Heuer to Bulgari, Nike, Fendi, DKNY, Moschino and Dior cosmetics.
However, gracing the cover of at least eight international September issues is what has earned Bella Hadid the title of “supermodel of the moment”. Landing a September cover is one of the biggest accolades in the fashion world. September is to the business of fashion publishing what Christmas is to a child, because more than anything else, it’s the issue from which media houses make the most money, by running a hefty number of glossy ad campaigns. Choosing a cover star is deemed an all-important task as the face of a September issue carries the huge task of selling copies.
We can’t possibly look back at September 2017 and not mention Bella Hadid’s name. This year, the striking beauty made a clean sweep with a whopping eight international September covers, that’s five Vogue covers, two Elle covers and one Harper’s Bazaar cover. This achievement saw the American darling of brands and designers break a record set by Doutzen Kroes, who, in September 2013, became the first ever top model to feature on the covers of four international editions of Vogue in the space of a month.
Bella will now go down in history for her five covers in the month of September 2017, the most significant and influential edition of the year. Bella is undoubtedly destined for incredible success and greatness, from opening runway shows for major fashion houses to headlining advertising campaigns and gracing even more magazine covers.