Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid don’t walk many fashion week runways these days, but for Jacquemus’ “Le Chouchou” show in Versailles, France today, both models returned to the catwalk. Jenner and Hadid each wore one look from the collection. Jenner wore a cloud-like bodysuit with a choker.
Meanwhile, Hadid was in a sheer white mini dress with exposed white lingerie underneath.
Hadid shared a behind-the-scenes look on her Instagram Stories, noting that guests watched the show by boat and that the runway was 400 meters long (about a quarter of a mile).
Hadid spoke to ELLE about how being a mother has changed the way she views work. Her pregnancy during COVID-19 acted as a bit of a career reset, leading her to take less gigs that require travel like the Jacquemus show did.
“I got pregnant and I really started to think about what I wanted after, when the world opened back up,” she said. “It kept coming back to just a more stabilized schedule where I’m not in a different country every week. This [building brand Guest in Residence] is very stabilizing. I have an office that I come to. I know everyone here. I don’t have to look a certain way to show up. It’s a different experience for me, and it was the right time because I was ready for that.”
That said, Hadid added that motherhood has made her appreciates more chaotic work experiences, like runway shows. “Having a daughter, although it shifted my life to make me really want to feel more settled, has also really made me appreciate the chaos as well,” she said. “Being at shows and shoots and just being in the city again; being around friends [after] becoming a mom, with everyone also coming out of COVID—I have an appreciation for both sides of it.”
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