Bella Hadid continued making headlines at Paris Fashion Week by walking in Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer 2023 show wearing a sheer jumpsuit with bare studs. The model strolled down the runway wearing her dark hair down in soft waves with a bare lip. Her eyebrows were pale.
It wasn’t Hadid’s only appearance at the show, either. She also modeled a black vest with low cut black trousers.
Hadid spoke up iD 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 dissociation, cried every day and didn’t know who I was,” she said. “Whether it was eating disorders or smoking a pack of Marlboros since I was fourteen, I think, ‘Oh, that’s what all kids do.’ I realized that maybe it was me trying to figure out why I felt this way. And really, all I needed was therapy.”
She added that being in the fashion industry with her mental health issues has not been easy, but after speaking publicly about how she has felt on social media, things have gotten better. She especially credited models Karen Elson and Carolyn Murphy for really looking after her.
“They always kept me in check,” she said. “Karen has always been very, very vocal about mental health and being able to understand body image. She was one of the first people who really helped me [understanding] that I wasn’t the only one who felt that way.”
Now Hadid feels more confident about herself and is telling the world who she really is. “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, will be seen.”
Alyssa Bailey is senior news and strategy editor at ELLE.com, where she oversees celebrity and royal coverage (especially Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton). She has previously held positions at With style and Cosmopolitan. When she’s not working, she loves running around Central Park, getting people to take #ootd pictures of her, and exploring New York City.