The French Woman Who Made Gigi Hadid Famous

It's almost impossible to go a day without spotting the model (and recent birthday girl) Gigi Hadid. One thing you may not know about this superstar? Hadid credits French style icon and CR Fashion Book founder Carine Roitfeld for her discovery and initial success. Roitfeld is credited with discovering the supermodel in 2014, as she was the first to put Gigi on the cover of a major fashion magazine.

"When Stephen Gan introduced her to me, we jointly send her to see Bruce Weber, we knew she was a star about to be born," Roitfeld told The Daily Front Row.

The supermodel reached another milestone earlier this year thanks to CR Fashion Book: This past February, Hadid became the first model to grace its cover a second time.

For Carine Roitfeld–approved goods, shop below.

Uniqlo x Roitfeld Carine Ruffle Skirt ($10)

What do you think of Gigi's meteoric rise? Let us know the comments.

Opening Image: Vogue.com

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