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Gigi Hadid is entering a new chapter. “It’s getting to this point in my career where I don’t only have to take the jobs where I’m just selling clothes,” she says. “I don’t need to do the same cover again if someone else’s career could skyrocket because of it.” Be that as it may, Hadid is indeed on another cover. For the March 2022 issue of “InStyle,” the model wears posh countryside attire with playful twists.
Her cover look is quite personal: Hadid wears a sequin Off-White turtleneck in an apparent nod to the brand’s late founder Virgil Abloh, who died on Nov. 28, 2021, at age 41 of cardiac angiosarcoma, a rare form of cancer. Hadid was friends with Abloh and appeared in several Off-White shows. “His kindness and energetic generosity left a lasting impression on every life he touched,” Hadid wrote in an Instagram tribute after his death. “You will continue to inspire me every day, V. I feel blessed and honored by every moment.”
The jewelry throughout the spread adds another personal touch. In nearly every shot, Hadid wears two personalized pearl name necklaces by artisan-made brand Lottie. One necklace bears Hadid’s own first name, while the other has the name of her daughter, Khai, who she and Zayn Malik welcomed in September 2020.
Hadid, who is 26, is still incredulous about being a mom. “I still can’t believe it. It’s wild,” she tells the magazine. “You’re obsessed with them, but sometimes you turn and you’re like, ‘Oh my god. Where did you come from?'” On whether her daughter will one day follow her down the runway, Hadid says, “You know, she’s going to do what she wants to do. She could be an astronaut. I don’t know.”
The next challenge Hadid will take on? Hosting season two of “Next in Fashion” with Tan France, who also recently welcomed his first child. In an interview with POPSUGAR last year, France said he would be turning to Hadid for parenting advice. “Gigi already sent me the most lovely care package of the products that she swears by and lives by and have made her life easier,” he said. “I don’t know what it all is yet, but it’s such a help.”