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Gigi Hadid is known for playing laid-back Americana roots with her fashion choices. Between the new Guest in Residence collection of comfortable knitwear and her popular country-inspired collection with Frankies Bikini, fans know they can count on Hadid for healthy and stylish outfits. However, Gigi Hadid’s Thom Browne CFDA Fashion Awards look for the 2022 ceremony took her Americana style in a new punk direction—and that included nose rings.
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 gathered to celebrate. With luminaries like Cher, Kim Kardashian, Lenny Kravitz, Amanda Seyfriend, Janelle Monae, Martha Stewart and Kylie Jenner (just to name a few) in attendance, everyone wanted to stand out in their best designer looks. Since this event is purely out of respect for American fashion and design innovation, no one is playing it safe with their looks—especially with the designers in attendance.
Celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Khloe Kardashian played sexy silhouettes in fitted Mugler and Laquan Smith dresses, but Gigi Hadid tried something new—punk. The supermodel smoothed her long blonde hair and debuted in a Thom Browne layered suit.
Gigi Hadid’s appearance has several layers. Starting from the bottom, Hadid wore a cropped white button-down with a raw hem—a continuation of the current edgy-preppy designer trend. Most notably, the look featured a patriotic jockstrap peeking out from under the wide-leg tweed capri pants. The jockstrap is a popular runway element from Thom Browne’s spring 2023 men’s collection.
Thom Browne was nominated for American Menswear Designer of the Year and is known for his custom-designed workwear and funky runway shows. Therefore, it is fitting for Gigi Hadid to lean on the editorial aesthetics of menswear.
The red, white and blue theme of the ensemble is continued with a large red tweed vest layered under a blue tweed blazer. The striped capri pants combine all American colors and really pull off the complete look with a matching belt. Hadid opted for a quirky selection of red carpet shoes with a pair of Browne pointed-heeled oxfords which she wore with striped crew socks.
For makeup, Gigi Hadid’s appearance is no less unique. She kept her face and eye makeup relatively natural and combined a pop of color with a gray-blue lipstick. Hadid’s accessories—a pair of stud earrings and earmuffs, would have been obvious were it not for her thin nose ring (most likely a temporary addition to Hadid’s look).
Gigi Hadid partnered 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 lipstick shade or non-traditional capri pants will be the first to make a mainstream comeback—it’s safe to say both items should be on your 2023 radar. Oh, and don’t forget the designer jockstrap.