Everyone faces Struggles in their career at various levels whether they face nepotism or not. The same happened with Gigi Hadid. The path to modeling wasn’t an easy one for her. This is something revealed by Gigi herself in an interview.
The 24-year-old model opened about something which she had faced in her beginning days.
Daughter of a famous model Yolanda Hadid, Gigi Hadid revealed that the industry was tough to break into because of her body type. In the year 2015, Gigi put her first step on the runway.
This was the Paris runway show in which she was cast by Jean Paul Gaultier. In which she was pronounced as “one coming out of high school” and still had her “volleyball body.”
“It was a body that I loved,” said Hadid. “I knew how hard I worked to have those muscles, to be curved in those places — I kind of miss it now. At the time, people were hard on me and tried to say that I didn’t have a runway body.”
Putting herself in every single shoe, Hadid had found other work. She was trying but not getting exactly what she imagined. Luckily, along came Gaultier.
“There were still stylists or designers at that time who were putting me in their shows, but putting me something that covered my body,” she explained. “And so for him to make me feel like he wanted me to shine in that way, it meant a lot to me as a young model.”
Hadid has always been grateful to Gaultier. She says “Gaultier done that for a lot of people.”
She recently collaborated with the designer again.
“I was so honored to be asked to walk in it because he didn’t just work with the people who he’d worked with for his whole career, but he also street cast so much of his last couture show,” said Hadid.
“And I think that says so much about who he is as a designer and as a person. He cares so much about the person that’s wearing the look and bringing out something in them.”
Talking about the uncertainties, Hadid also revealed that she doesn’t know what the future holds for her. Even she doesn’t know whether she’ll continue to work as a model or become a full-time cook.
“I think that as I get older … well one day I’ll start a family and I don’t know if I will always be modeling,” she said. “I love the creative side of fashion, it’s so fulfilling.
The people I work with make me so happy, I’m so lucky to be around them. But who knows? Maybe I’ll take up full-time cooking!”