Modeling sister duo Gigi Hadid
& Bella Hadid have landed the cover of V Magazine
's latest issue.
The fall preview 2015 issue (issue #96) of the glossy features the sisters together on a magazine cover for the first time. Photographed by Steven Klein
and styled by Patti Wilson, the racy cover has the sisters sizzle as they lean over the bonnet of a green car, sporting black and white lingerie and fur while flaunting their legs. The risque editorial has both sisters sport matching Joan Jett haircuts with seductive poses and bondage-inspired lingerie.
For the cover story the sisters were interviewed by legendary model China Machado with whom they speak about the complexities of working in the industry, the mean girl model stereotype and, of course, their sisterly bond.
When asked if they've ever argued over the same guy to which Bella said 'No, never. We would never touch the same person,'
while Gigi added, 'We don't have the same type.'
Speaking on the subject of modeling complexities Gigi reveals three goals which she follows. 'What I've been doing a lot every day is I have three goals: be kind, work hard and make a friend. When I do those little things on set every day, those are the things that then lead to creating relationships and building opportunities. Because you don't know who those people are gonna go have dinner with and talk to that night.'
Bella also had the same to say adding, 'No matter if they're working next to you, below you, or above you, be kind and generous to everyone you meet. Yeah, it's bizarre because it's weird for people to be nice these days.'
While the modeling industry has its "mean girl" connotation, the sisters explained that models are increasingly supporting each other and forging friendships. 'There are some people who are mean at times, but I think generally we are in a generation of models where it's becoming normal to support each other, and I think it's really different. We're lucky to be in that generation of girls where we're really pushing for girl power and supporting each other and being friends with everyone. And I think it's becoming less cool to be like the catty models that we've all heard the stories about.'
Gigi who recently starred in Taylor Swift's music video "Bad Blood," said she felt lucky to have appeared in the video, 'There are a lot of different girls in the industry, including Taylor Swift. I just did her music video. She put something like twenty successful women in the industry in her video. I felt so lucky to do that because I felt like it was really a sign of our collective willingness to support each other and have each other's backs and kind of hold hands along the way.'
Gigi & Bella are the 20-year-old and 18-year-old daughters of Yolanda Foster (who starred in US reality TV series 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills) and have been working their way in the world of high fashion having been featured in their first-ever editorial together in the 13th issue of Love magazine back in February of this year. While Gigi has garnered plenty of attention along the way its Bella who's the up and coming one having signed with IMG Models (the same agency that represents Gigi) back in August
and being featured in Vogue's December 2014 issue and on the December/January cover of French magazine Jalouse
The issue is available to pre-order now and will be on newsstands July 2.