Almost 26 years ago, Anna Wintour had just edited her first ever issue of Vogue. On the cover was a riveting, but unconventional image: model Michaela Bercu wearing stonewashed Guess jeans and an haute couture Christian Lacroix jacket adorned with an of-the-moment beaded cross. "This [cover] broke all the rules," Wintour says. "Michaela wasn’t looking at you, and worse, she had her eyes almost closed. Her hair was blowing across her face. It looked easy, casual, a moment that had been snapped on the street, which it had been, and which was the whole point."
Now Vogue has paid homage to that cover with none other than It Girl (and daughter of RHOBH's Yolanda Foster) Gigi Hadid. The magazine has taken advantage of Gigi's physical resemblance to Michaela Bercu, as well as her casual, easygoing nature, to recreate the original iconic cover, which also sparked controversy for mixing high-fashion with mass-market . Gigi sports a sweater from Dana Lorenz and Andrew Lieberman, her trademark beachy waves, and a winning smile to make the transformation complete.
"My friends from home know me as a horseback-riding, volleyball-playing goofball,” Gigi says of the sporty personality that shines through in the images.
Gigi has been taking the fashion world by storm this year, with magazine spreads, a coveted spot in Sport's Illustrated's swimsuit issue, and her New York Fashion Week debut walking the runway for Desigual. Her younger sister, Bella Hadid, also just signed with IMG Models.
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