Bella Hadid continued making headlines at Paris Fashion Week by walking in Stella McCartney’s spring/summer 2023 show wearing a sheer nude studded jumpsuit. The model strolled down the runway wearing her dark hair down in soft waves with a nude lip. Her eyebrows were bleached.
That wasn’t Hadid’s only look in the show, either. She also modeled a black vest with low-rise cut-out black pants.
Hadid spoke to i-D magazine in September about growing up with anxiety and her mental health journey. “Growing up, I thought it was normal that I had this chronic anxiety and this disassociation, crying every day and not knowing who I was,” she said. “Whether it was eating disorders or smoking a pack of Marlboros since the age of fourteen, I’m like, ‘Oh, this is what all of the kids are doing.’ I realized that maybe that was me trying to figure out why I felt that way. And in reality, all I needed was therapy.”
She added that it hasn’t been easy being in the fashion industry with her mental health struggles, but after publicly speaking about how she’s been feeling on social media, things have gotten better. She credited models Karen Elson and Carolyn Murphy in particular for really looking out for her.
“They always kept me in check,” she said. “Karen’s always been very, very vocal about mental health and being able to understand body image. She was one of the first people who was really helpful for me in [understanding] that I wasn’t the only one that felt that way.”
Now, Hadid is feeling more confident in herself and sharing who she really is to the world. “People can make up stories about me; they can form whatever version of me they want in their head,” she said. “But I think the truth and the light always ends up coming out. My truth, who I really am, and what I stand for, is going to be seen.”
Alyssa Bailey is the senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees coverage of celebrities and royals (particularly Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She previously held positions at InStyle and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, making people take #ootd pics of her, and exploring New York City.