What made Bella Hadid feel so nervous about the dress she wore at Cannes 2016?
In a recent feature video by Vogue about Bella Hadid’s iconic dress styles and looks over the years, the 24-year-old supermodel recalled the dress she was most embarrassed about. In this segment from the video, which is named “My Life in Looks,” Hadid revealed that she was nervous and felt embarrassed by her iconic look from the Cannes Film Festival red carpet 2016. The young model wore a red satin Alexandre Vauthier dress with a slit the reaches past up her hip. It is named among the most famous looks of her career and her debut look for the French Film Festival.
“I was nervous in this dress, I look very sexual and all these things,” she says in the clip. “I was still nervous about cameras and nervous about having a lot of makeup and nervous about this slit … I kind of get embarrassed by this moment still, even though the dress is gorgeous it just doesn’t feel so much like me.” Bella Hadid further said that her gorgeous red dress from Cannes 2016 created a “Bella persona that everyone sees of me.” However, according to the supermodel, this persona defines her alter ego “Belinda,” better who is completely opposite of her. “She’s very va-va-voom,” she said.
Bella Hadid is the younger sister of model Gigi Hadid and so she chose the same path for her career as her sister. The 24-year-old model entered the world of modeling at the age of 16, however, it was 2015 that gave her her first big break. But being in the limelight and under the pressure of doing such hard work affected Bella mentally as well as physically.
She revealed that during those days, she was “in a really bad place, physically and mentally.”
Bella Hadid might be the queen of donning amazingly beautiful dresses and attires, however, according to her, that was also the time when she was finally happy. “So I look very sad in this picture, but I was actually very happy,” Bella said while at a photo of her closing the Fendi show for the late Karl Lagerfeld in 2016. “I remember looking around at everybody while I was walking because I was kind of taking at the moment. I think I cried after actually. It was the most beautiful moment.”
Bella Hadid also recalled the dress that she wore this year that made her really emotional and happy. She was referring to the stunning pink plaid Burberry skirt suit for the Cannes Film Festival. “It makes me emotional because I am so happy in this picture. For the first time, and in my whole adult life, I feel at ease,” she said in the video. “Compared to the girl who I saw in the beginning, she is so sad, and [now] she is so content and happy and I love to see that progression. I feel blessed that I made it out of that mental state that I was in for so many years, so it feels good and we love her!”