Gigi Hadid’s first Vogue Australia shoot was a hint at what was coming.
Gigi Hadid was only just starting to catch the eye of the international fashion scene when she covered our June 2015 issue. Not yet a household name, and definitely not the force of nature she is at present, the then 20-year-old model was on her way to big things. Fast-forward three years and Hadid is perhaps the biggest name in the fashion world. But even in 2015, the model wasn’t immune to the allure of Instagram fame. Speaking to Vogue’s Zara Wong (who also interviewed her for this issue’s cover), Hadid was aware of her social pull, revealing that being a role model was one of her top priorities: “I feel like being true to the people who follow you is being a good role model, because they are following you for a reason, and I think that’s what you should stick to.” Now, with more than 40 million followers on Instagram, Hadid is back for another round, definitely all grown up this time.