Gigi and Bella Hadid’s Most Scandalous Photo Shoots Ever
Gigi and Bella Hadid send the world into a frenzy any time they step in front of a camera. Whether they’re posing separately or on their own, the sister models can’t help but attract attention with their undeniable beauty.
However, some of their photos have left us truly shocked. Whether they stirred up controversy or simply left nothing to the imagination, these are Gigi and Bella’s most scandalous photo shoots ever, ranked from least to most shocking. You especially won’t believe the photo they took together for the March 2018 issue of British Vogue (No. 2).
7. Bella’s provocative Alexander Wang shoot
Bella, alongside Kendall Jenner, starred as one of the faces of Alexander Wang’s Fall 2017 fashion line. In one of the designer’s ads, Bella is sitting in the abandoned RKO Hamilton Theatre in Harlem. She’s wearing thigh-high stockings, stilettos, and seemingly nothing underneath a satin dress.
With her legs spread out, it appears her handbag is the only thing covering up her, well … privates. The purpose of the photo shoot was to shock, and the provocative nature definitely sent that message.
Next: This post’s comment section turned into a debate.
6. Anti-feminist controversy
In December 2017, Gigi posed as the face of LOVE Magazine on their Instagram page. In a video of her boxing, she lifts up her arms to show off her toned muscles, yet no one seems to notice. Instead, social media users only pointed out Gigi’s seemingly unshaved underarms.
One user wrote, “Is the armpit hair part of this concept? Really shocked me for awhile….” After enough of a stir-up, Gigi’s makeup artist for the shoot, Hung Vanngo, set the record straight. He explained in the comments that her underarms are simply dirty from the “sweat and dust” on set, and could have been composed of some buildup from a sweater Gigi had been wearing.
Either way, the comment section turned into a full-blown feminism versus anti-feminism debate. As one user wrote, “It’s lint from the sweater. Even if it was armpit hair who cares.”
Next: Gigi isn’t afraid to show some skin.
5. Gigi bares it all for VMan magazine
Gigi left nothing to hide in a 2014 photo shoot with VMan magazine. While posing on a train with her blonde hair cascading behind her shoulders, she proved that she isn’t afraid to receive the inevitable backlash that comes with modeling.
The magazine set the tone for the photo shoot, describing it as “The transcontinental train ride remains a romantic symbol of innocence shed and the spirit of discovery. Gigi Hadid, model of the moment, departs Beverly Hills fo the borough of Manhattan in a quest to discover herself and become a bona fide fashion model.”
Next: Gigi clearly taught Bella a thing or two.
4. Bella posing nude with her puppy
It looks like Gigi has taught Bella a thing or two about having serious body confidence. Bella posted this photo to her Instagram in January 2018, wearing nothing but skimpy underwear and holding her new puppy.
She captioned the photo, “Puppy’s first day shopping.” She did use her dog to (barely) cover herself, but the image from her dressing room photo shoot was taken down.
Next: Gigi was accused of appropriation with this photo shoot.
3. Gigi wearing a hijab on the Vogue Arabia cover
In early 2017, Gigi found herself as the subject of criticism on the first ever issue of Vogue Arabia. As the cover model, Hadid was styled in a hijab in what was described as a “uniquely Arabian way.”
In a likely effort to try to prevent people from being offended, Hadid explained on Instagram that she’s half-Palestinian. Even the editor-in-chief claimed, “There’s no better first ‘face’ to lead the charge for Vogue Arabia than Gigi.”
Most people weren’t convinced by their justifications, and have accused the model of appropriation. Gigi may have claimed the hijab was used for artistic purposes, but one user wrote, “1 ur not muslim stop using the hijab for ‘art’ 2 stop using the title ‘half palestinian’ for ur benefit when u dont even fight for ur people.”
Another user pointed out, “So Gigi is getting praised for wearing a Hijab bc ‘fashion’ while women who actually wear Hijab are attacked, shamed, and threatened?”
Next: This is their most scandalous photo shoot to date.
2. Their scandalous Vogue photo shoot
The Hadids’ March 2018 photo shoot with British Vogue left people feeling uncomfortable, to put it lightly. The sisters posed nude with their bodies intertwined around one another, which many social media users have deemed downright disturbing. One Twitter comment read, “Ummm, who thought it would be a good idea for siblings to pose like this?? Who approved this??? Cringe.”
Another user wrote, “Really disappointed with @BritishVogue’s uncomfortable image of @GiGiHadid and @bellahadid. These sisters are doing so well in their careers only for Vogue to sexualise a sibling relationship in the most creepy and non-artistic way. Would you ever put two famous brothers naked..”
Next: That wasn’t the only thing wrong with it.
1. Going overboard with Photoshop
People weren’t only angry over the sisters’ nude embrace. In a number of Bella’s photos in the issue, many critiqued British Vogue for going overboard with the Photoshop. Twitter users deemed her “unrecognizable,” one even writing, “‘New Vogue’ same old beauty standards.”
Another pointed out, “She is naturally gorgeous there is no need for editing” — and we definitely agree.
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