Bella Hadid’s CFDA Awards Dress Was Low-Cut Perfection

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Every it-girl graced the red carpet of Mon. evening's much-anticipated annual fashion awards and, if you didn't see, Gigi Hadid showed up in a lot of clothes. Her sister, however, went the opposite route. Bella Hadid's black sequin dress at the CFDA Awards was wonderfully low-cut and yet so very refined at the same time.

Each spring, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc., (the CFDA) hosts an awards ceremony where it grants one radical trendsetter the title of Fashion Icon for the year. In 2019, the legendary Jennifer Lopez will hold the title. Brandon Maxwell took home the award for Womenswear Designer of the Year while Eileen Fisher was given the Positive Change Award. Even Barbie — yes, the doll — was among the winners on Mon. night.

Designers, models, and today's trendiest actors all filed into the Brooklyn Museum of Art for the big night. As per usual, Bella Hadid was a '90s lover's dream come true, dressed in a black halter gown with head-to-toe sequins, a plunging neckline, and feather-embellished fishtail skirt.

Her sparkly Michael Kors Collection dress was backless and super low-cut in true Hadid style. She styled it with pointed-toe pumps and gigantic square diamond drop earrings.

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As if the gown, with its full-on sequins and halter top, wasn't retro enough, the model dove headfirst into the early aughts with her beauty look, too. She opted for a slicked-back, circa-2003 pony that erupted into shamelessly puffy, exaggerated curls behind her head. And on her nails, the ultimate throwback: the French manicure you used to get in high school (they say white tips are making a comeback, after all).

There's hardly anything Hadid loves more than channeling old-school glam on the red carpet. At the 2019 Met Gala, for instance, she was the epitome of Linda Evangelista in 1993. She also channeled another '90s look for her last appearance at the CFDA Fashion Awards. In 2017, she wore a fuchsia blazer dress by Off-White and sported a temporary blunt bob with bangs for the night.

Hadid seems to be moving right along through the decades, though, leaving the '90s behind for the trends of the millennium. Her latest look will take you straight back to awkward school dances, save that dress code-bending neckline, of course. Let her retro glam at the CFDA Awards inspire you to break out your halter tops this summer, too.

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