Bella Hadid is having a major moment, having appeared in ad campaigns, magazine spreads and (of course) runway shows during New York Fashion Week. And although she’s walked—in some instances opening and closing—for just about every major brand from Fendi to Tom Ford, the supermodel apparently still gets emotional about her appearances, admitting in an interview with Fashionista that she cried after closing for Prabal Gurung and Oscar de la Renta this season.
At the final walk for Prabal Gurung, models including Bella wore feminist slogans on their shirts that read “The Future Is Female” and “I Am An Immigrant” in a powerful statement on some of the current administration’s policies. Clearly this struck a chord with Bella, who is half-Palestinian and whose parents are immigrants.
“Right before the finale, when Prabal was about to go walk, I saw him tearing up and I just started crying because it was such a beautiful, moving show,” she said. “Everybody in the audience was crying during the finale; it was really, really powerful and I’m really proud of him.”
When she walked for Oscar de la Renta the following day, the model revealed that the same thing happened. “I mean, literally, I also cried!” she said. “I don’t know if it’s just a very emotional week, but that show has always been something really big to me. It’s such an iconic brand and I’ve always looked up to the designers.”
Despite having officially reached supermodel status, Bella’s ability to remain down-to-earth is refreshing, and we can’t wait to see where her career takes her.