For some, this evening's theme—Camp: Notes on Fashion—elicited an instantaneous itch for all things over the top. But in Bella Hadid's world, the call for kitsch offered an opportunity for strategic subtraction rather than infinite addition. The super stepped out on the pink carpet with her usual shoulder-skimming style switched for a shellacked coiffure, chic enough to seamlessly subvert all the extra above-neck moments.
Hadid's (trompe-l'?il?) pixie veered purposefully across her forehead, a side-swept bang giving way to elfish, face-framing segments—a chop dramatic enough in its execution to recall Linda Evangelista's iconic 90s makeover. But because this is Bella, the mane moment was accompanied by some seriously sultry makeup, black liner swinging from lids in a graphic cat eye that echoed her hair's angular edges. Though va-va-voom vibes are practically a prerequisite for a night like tonight, Hadid's chop proves that, along with character, camp is also synonymous with cool.
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