Bella Hadid has been taking the fashion industry by storm for quite some time. She’s opened and closed shows for top name-brand designers at every circuit of the Big 4 Fashion Weeks. Coveted at every turn of the catwalk, Hadid often has the honor of wearing the best of a designer’s collection. This was no different at her Autumn-Winter 2020 runway appearances. Without further delay, let’s take a look at some of her best shows and outfits from the latest season:
Marc Jacobs Fall 2020: New York Fashion Week
Starting off classy, Hadid stepped onto Marc Jacobs’ runway as the revival of a beloved First Lady. Her look is a dreamy nod to the nostalgia surrounding past eras of New York, complete with her ‘60s-inspired coiffed hair and black sequin column gown. Hadid wore opera gloves, a trend in recent fashion shows, which portray the glitz of a former and fading epoch.
Moschino Fall 2020: Milan Fashion Week
One of the last models to grace the catwalk of Moschino’s confectionery collection, Hadid wore an outrageously wide pannier skirt reminiscent of an intricately iced pink dessert and the opulence of 18th-century ancien régime court fashion. Her three-foot volumized wig and pearl accessories took obvious inspiration from Marie Antoinette, a homage to her signature phrase “Let them eat cake!” and the current tumultuous political climate.
Tom Ford Fall 2020: New York Fashion Week
Shortly before the Oscars, Hadid stunned an audience packed with Hollywood stars by stepping onto the runway in a sheer metallic dress. This eye-catching, slinky number falls into the territory of Hadid’s usual choices for award shows and exclusive afterparties. Adorned with hundreds of silver sequins, the dress is pinned together with matching black velvet bows at the collarbone and navel. Strutting down a disco-themed runway, Hadid’s look only can be described as a blend of simplistic and sensual; a perfect design of a delicate, crystalline armor.
Haider Ackermann Fall 2020: Paris Fashion Week
Hadid wore an entirely black ensemble for Ackermann’s mostly monochromatic show. Her peculiar hairstyle—a black bouffant—imitates Winona Ryder’s character in the movie Beetlejuice. The outfit consists of a sleek, black turtleneck paired with a loose-fitting, slouchy, pleated maxi skirt. The skirt offsets the rigid structure of her hair and her sharp bangs. Ackermann seems to have designed the look to be as jarring as possible; the prominence of her cheekbones and bleached eyebrows juxtapose the dark outfit.
Mugler Fall 2020: Paris Fashion Week
Hadid appeared in Mugler’s Fall 2020 collection in this illusive piece; it is hard to tell where the dress ends and the skin begins. This piece plays with negative space to create an exaggerated silhouette of an impossibly narrow waist and accentuated hips. It was designed to be visually provocative. The combined mesh and silk force the eyes to follow the dress’s design down to the flowing skirt that trails behind Hadid. Precise, refreshingly deceptive, and mysterious, Hadid and her striking dress closed the show with grace.
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2020: New York Fashion Week
A complete 180 from the dark looks Bella had been sporting earlier, she opened and closed this show with flamboyantly colored looks, most notably, this reddish-pink one. Hadid’s red lip perfectly matches the hue of the mini dress. But the real statement piece was not the evening gown, but the accessory on top. The trellis of fuchsia feathers gathers together to form a glorious cape complete with a hood. The ensemble is one that exudes wonders of luxurious enchantment, and it was an indubitably perfect and classic way to end an Oscar de la Renta show.
Brandon Maxwell Fall 2020: New York Fashion Week
This was one of my personal favorites because I adore tortoiseshell, which is especially noticeable in the detailing on the messenger bag slung over Hadid’s shoulder. The combination of a black blazer with a structured collar and a glittering bralette serves as a great reminder of the fluidity of femininity and masculinity in fashion. The accessories especially reinforce this. For example, the earrings hold a gorgeous tortoiseshell design but are shaped structurally like chains. The metallic trousers, with their slouchy and wide frame, balance out the unorthodox professionalism of the top portion of the ensemble.
Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood Fall 2020: Paris Fashion Week
Bella Hadid with a KNIFE. End description.