Gigi Hadid reached a major modeling milestone by landing the August Vogue cover. In the Olympics-themed editorial, she posed in athletic shots mimicking co-star Ashton Eaton’s decathalon moves. She also took viewers on a behind-the-scenes tour on set. But now, there’s a new video released from Vogue that tracks her day hanging around L.A. and if you’re picturing a pretty glamorous itinerary, you don’t even know the half of it. (Swimming in couture is just the start).
Her day begins with a wake-up call from famed fashion photographer Mario Testino. She greets him via FaceTime in full hair and makeup sporting a lush fur-trimmed robe blanket coat and furry high heels. (Because what else would you expect a supermodel to wear to bed?) Then she hitches a ride from another famous friend — RuPaul, whom she calls her “supermodel mentor.” And we can clearly see why. He dishes some pretty good advice on how she can go incognito and dodge paparazzi: wear a surgical mask with a skull cap.
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Next she does a little shopping on Rodeo Drive (it’s her “escape”), grabs a snack at In-N-Out Burger (a Double-Double and fries) and takes in a dip in the pool wearing a pink sequin Dolce & Gabbana dress (similar styles from the label’s Fall 2016 collection retail for over $5,000!).
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Getting her own Vogue cover and video is cool and all, but the number one realization that Hadid has officially arrived has to be the fact that she has full permission (in the name of fashion) to ruin couture in the pool. Anyone who’s anyone in modeling has taken an iconic diving or swimming shot dressed head-to-toe in a designer gown. It’s practically the right to passage for superstar model status. So to celebrate Hadid’s momentous victory, we rounded up our other favorite moments of “models diving in couture.”
Rihanna wrapped in fur and dripping in jewels in her “Bitch Better Have My Money” music video.
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— Colleen Kratofil