It’s not ideal when sisters compete for the same coveted title, but this year that’s exactly where Gigi and Bella Hadid found themselves when they were nominated for the British Fashion Award for International Model of the Year. And who could argue with that? Both ladies have had incredible 2016s. In the end, however, it was older sister Gigi who walked away with the honor this evening at the event in London.
Dressed in an Atelier Versace pantsuit with a long train, Gigi accepted the award that has a doubly significant meaning. As announced by the British Fashion Council and Swarovski earlier this year, the 2016 awards mark the first ones to celebrate several new international categories, including the International Model of the Year award. In other words, Gigi’s not just tonight’s winner, she’s the first.
As for Bella—who, along with her sister, was nominated alongside Kendall Jenner, Lineisy Montero, and Adwoa Aboah for this honor—we know she’s nothing less than thrilled for Gigi. And considering how huge the Hadid name is in the modeling world at the moment, we can safely assume there's always next year.
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