Bella Hadid Nabs Cover of Vogue Arabia's First September Issue
A Vogue Arabia cover for each Hadid.
Vogue Arabia was birthed into the world in March of this year with a most famous cover star, the one and only Gigi Hadid.
So it's only natural that the other Hadid, little sister Bella, was handpicked for the cover of the second most prestigious issue of the year, the glossy's debut September issue.
Vogue tapped Karl Lagerfeld as photographer in what's becoming a familiar formula: Hadid/Jenner + Lagerfeld = Instagram gold with high-fashion validity. The 20-year-old was also outfitted in head-to-toe Fendi for both of the covers, likely a condition of Lagerfeld's participation considering his role as Fendi creative director. The images were taken in Lagerfeld's Paris studio.
Unlike on her other September issue covers (Bella is also the September star of Elle China, Harper's Bazaar China, Elle Russia and Vogue China), the supermodel ditched her long brunette locks for a short black pixie cut with razor-sharp bangs.
The September issue is the third under new Editor-in-Chief Manuel Arnaut, who took over for founding Editor-in-Chief Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz, who led the publication for just two issues before stepping down in April. As with Gigi's cover, there has been some Twitter backlash over the casting of a Hadid for the Arab magazine (the sisters, though born and raised in Los Angeles, are Palestinian American), but most of the reaction has been positive.