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Gigi Hadid is known for playing into her laid-back Americana roots with her fashion choices. Between her new Guest in Residence collection of cozy knits and her popular country-inspired collection with Frankie’s Bikinis, fans know they can count on Hadid for healthy, stylish fashion. In all cases, Gigi Hadid’s Thom Browne CFDA The Fashion Awards look for the 2022 ceremony took her Americana style in a new punk direction – and it included a nose ring.
The CFDA Fashion Awards, which stands for The Council of Fashion Designers of America, were held on November 7 in New York City and the fashion and entertainment industries came together to celebrate. With notable figures such as Cher, Kim Kardashian, Lenny Kravitz, Amanda Seyfriend, Janelle Monae, Martha Stewart and Kylie Jenner (just to name a few) everyone was eager to stand out in their best designer looks. Since this event revolves solely around honoring American fashion and design innovation, no one was playing it safe with their looks—especially not with the designers themselves in attendance.
celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian recorded sexy silhouettes in form-fitting Mugler and Laquan Smith dresses but Gigi Hadid tried a whole new feel – punk. The supermodel slicked back her long blonde hair and debuted a Thom Browne layered suit.
Gigi Hadid’s look had quite a few layers. Starting at the base, Hadid wore a cropped white button-down with a raw hem – a continuation of the edgy-preppy trend designers are leaning towards right now. Mainly the look featured a patriotic jockstrap peeking out from under wide-leg tweed capris. The jockstrap was a popular runway element from the Thom Browne Spring 2023 menswear collection.
Thom Browne was nominated for American Menswear Designer of the Year and is known for his tailored workwear and funky runway shows. It’s therefore fitting that Gigi Hadid leaned into an editorial menswear aesthetic.
The red, white and blue theme of the ensemble continued with an oversized red tweed waistcoat under a blue tweed blazer. The striped capri pants combined all American colors and literally tied the look together complete with a matching braided belt. Hadid opted for a unique footwear choice on the red carpet with a pair of Browne’s pointed toe oxfords which she wore with striped socks.
For makeup, Gigi Hadid’s look was equally unique. She kept her face and eye makeup relatively natural and incorporated a pop of color with a grey-blue shade of lipstick. Hadid’s accessories—a pair of earrings and an ear cuff—would have been straightforward if not for her thin nose ring (most likely a temporary addition to Hadid’s look).
Gigi Hadid collaborated with celebrity stylist Mimi Cuttrell to create her preppy punk look. While you may already own a tweed blazer, it’s unclear whether Hadid’s unconventional shade of lipstick or capris will be the first to make a mainstream comeback — it’s safe to say both items should be on your radar in 2023. Oh, and don’t forget a designer jockstrap.