Tommy Hilfiger said in a recent interview that the first time he featured Gigi Hadid in a runway show, the casting director told him, “She doesn’t really fit, because you know, she’s not quite as tall as the other girls, not quite as thin.” They didn’t know what to do with Gigi, so they sent her down the runway in yes, a red, white, and blue poncho. A poncho? Who puts a woman this gorgeous in a poncho?!?
You can see the poncho in question here. It hides her entire body, except for her face. Tommy Hilfiger later asked Gigi to design a line of clothes with him — the TOMMYxGIGI collection — so it’s not like she’s holding a grudge, but we’re still a bit miffed on her behalf.
Attention, all fashion designers: If you have the opportunity to work with Gigi, you have a responsibility to put her in clothes that show her off in the most complete way. In return, she will make your designs look amazing. For future reference, Gigi’s beauty is best displayed in things like:
And, of course, anything that shows off these legs.