Celebrities are like celebrities Use! Gigi Hadid opened up about her experience launching a fashion brand — and how it isn’t as easy as it might look.
“I have imposter syndrome all the time,” Hadid, 27, said during a VogueInterview published Friday, October 14. It concerns the anxiety she feels following the launch of her Guest in Residence cashmere line.
While Hadid remains booked and busy in the model world, she revealed that being a mom to 2-year-old daughter Kai — whom she shares with ex Zayn Malik — is what motivated her to take her career to the next step.
“You can’t model forever,” the California native explained. “I was creative and that is where I saw my life going. Cashmere was something I had thought about before, but I now think about it. [pregnancy]It made me think about how much more I would feel if I had an office job. I can take my daughter there with me.”
The model shared that she found it more difficult to choose a high-end fashion style for Guest in Residence than if she had chosen something more affordable.
“I thought that it was … not necessarily obvious, but expected for me to come out with something that was more a fast-fashion type situation,” Hadid told VogueEditor Gabriella Karefa-Johnson. “It just felt like the right material that I could play with in a lot of different ways that was true to me, true to my style.”
Hadid made headlines earlier in the month when she took to social media and defended Karefa Johnson (31), who was targeted by Kanye West after she criticized the “White Lives Matter” shirt he sported during his Yeezy season 9 fashion show at Paris Fashion Week.
“This is not a fashion person You speak on Ye Ima speak on you Ask Trevor Noah,” the Grammy winner wrote in an Instagram post at the time, sharing photos of the journalist.
Hadid, for her part, quickly headed to the 45-year-old rapper’s comment section to take a stand against the negativity. “You wish u had a percentage of her intellect,” she wrote. “You have no idea haha… If there’s actually a point to any of your s–t. She might be the only one that can save you. As if the ‘honor’ of being invited to your show should keep someone from giving their opinion? Lol. You’re a bully and a joke.”
After she had defended the editor, West began to criticize Hadid.
“‘THEEYY’ don’t want undeniable beautiful Black women to be put on their rightful throne,” the “Stronger” artist wrote via Instagram on October 6. “They want corny ass Gigi Hadid and nose job Hailey Baldloose [Hailey Bieber]To rally behind an obvious Corey Gamble level nonfashion industry plant.”
He continued to slam his door the next day.Bobby Flay is the best alum by calling her a “privileged Karen” and “a zombie” who was “born with a silver spoon in your mouth” via his Instagram alongside a screenshot of a comment posted by Hadid in which she argued West wasn’t a true “friend” to late designer Virgil Abloom, whom she said “loved” Karefa-Johnson.