There’s no question the Hadid sisters would look stellar in practically anything, but leave it to of Gigi and Bella to take the simplest of garments – a solid white top – and make a statement. The pair showed off their assets this sweltering weekend, capitalizing on the faux-mandated window that there are only a limited number of days when it is appropriate to don your white duds (now through Labor Day).
Yes, the women looked great – that’s obvious. Yes, the women went braless – that’s obvious. What is important here is that they did so boldly, knowingly, and valiantly. The ladies both banned the bra, visibly displaying their nipples while making major public appearances (with Gigi in-person promoting her photography and Bella to Instagram via a post showcasing her pride over a major ad campaign).
Whispers aside, you can obviously see through their shirts, and no, they are not wearing anything underneath. However, ultimately, the focus here is on the women and their accomplishments - as it should be, with “so what” being the underlying statement on their selection of attire.
22-year-old Gigi made an appearance at V Magazine’s New York office this past Saturday, signing copies of “The Gigi Journal,” a photo journal created by the model for the publication – a huge feat and massive undertaking for even the most established of photographers. As one would expect, a sea of fans filled Soho’s Mercer Street to meet the blond-haired (and sometimes pink) bombshell.
Hadid was flocked by her mother and acclaimed photographer Mario Testino.
Perhaps inspired, 20-year-old Bella, on the other hand, mirrored her sister’s statement with a flashback photo (from October 2016) posted to Instagram. Bella took it to the streets to celebrate having been plastered on New York’s Houston Street thoroughfare via an oversize billboard for designer Calvin Klein. In the photo, Bella poses in front of her likeness, wearing a tight white crop top and tons of gold “bling.” Again, her shirt is tight, and perhaps interchangeable with a bra itself, but the true focus of this image should be over the astounding achievement of Bella landing a campaign of such caliber.
She originally showcased an additional shot.
Placement on this billboard is a major feat – previously held by celebrities such as Justin Bieber and Kendall Jenner. When Jenner landed this spot back in 2015, she also jumped at the chance to document it.
Jenner appears to be on the same wavelength as the Hadids, seen wearing her version of the white top, sans bra. Jenner vocalized her preference for going braless a while back, stating in an old Interview to W Magazine, “I love my tits being out. It’s like one of my things, I guess.”