Bella Hadid: Model speaks out over Vogue fashion column

Model Bella Hadid says that complaining about not owning designer clothes in a Vogue interview she did for the magazine left her feeling “embarrassed and pathetic”. Hadid, 22, said that when she was growing…

Bella Hadid: Model speaks out over Vogue fashion column

Model Bella Hadid says that complaining about not owning designer clothes in a Vogue interview she did for the magazine left her feeling “embarrassed and pathetic”.

Hadid, 22, said that when she was growing up, there was “no such thing as a designer handbag”.

She said: “It’s not me being a fashion snob. I know what I like – and what I like doesn’t necessarily look like what people wear. I know when I look ugly. I know when I look ridiculous.

“I also know when I sound ridiculous. I don’t want to sound like a jackass, but if I ever met a fashion snob, it would kill me.

“The fact that it’s so true terrifies me. People just treat you so badly.”

She continued: “It’s so humiliating. Especially when a big magazine talks about what you’re wearing. It’s embarrassing and pathetic.

“Especially when I’m surrounded by designers, and everyone’s a fan of my style. It’s hard for people to forgive the fact that I do not wear the same designer dress as everybody else.

“It’s a sad deal, but I need to be good for the benefit of my own happiness.

“It’s a loss that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.”

Hadid told Vogue: “I will be totally honest with you: There are days when I get depressed. There are moments when I feel like I could totally look like a 60-year-old woman, which makes me feel totally inadequate.”

She added: “I want to feel 20 and confident and powerful. My life’s too full for me to live in a self-doubt cloud.

“I’ve been brought up to love fashion and the people who dress me. If people don’t like it, it’s their loss.

“Even if I didn’t like it, I could get another designer to make it for me. I love Vogue. I’ve loved it since I was a little girl.

“I was modelling for Vogue every day. I love the editorials. I always look forward to these shoots.

“I always think: ‘Wow, I’m so lucky. I’m seeing someone sit and be styled and photographed.'”

Model Jourdan Dunn, who also appeared in the interview, told Hadid: “You have to learn to love the way you look and your body. We all want to be beautiful and successful.

“I got plenty of those opportunities, but I didn’t accept them in my own right.

“I wish I had been more wise and more proactive and not put myself down. I’m proud of the person I am now and the person I used to be.”

…and kudos to Hadid for showing up and having a good time while being funny and truthful. You too, @jourdandunn.

Image copyright Vogue Image caption Bella Hadid poses for photographer Trevor Jackson in a short film called “Make Way for Aladdin”

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