Bella Hadid: ‘I hate that some of my Black friends feel the way they do’

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Bella Hadid covers the latest issue of (digital) Elle, in what continues to be another issue devoted to “magazines trying to figure out how to do cover shoots.” The interviews are one thing, and celebrities and journalists seem fine with doing Zoom interviews at this point. But the fact that so many magazines are extraordinarily flummoxed by “what will we do for photos?!?” seems ridiculous. Either send a photographer to do a socially-distanced outdoor photoshoot or just get the celebrity to organize a photoshoot themselves. It’s not rocket science! But here we are, looking at another awkward iPhone photoshoot. Anyway, you can see the full editorial here. Some highlights from the interview:

What Bella sees as her responsibility within Black Lives Matter: “I have so much responsibility to use my platform for good, especially as I get older. I want young girls and boys to know that it is okay to use your voice and demand justice for what is important to you. I want them to know it’s okay to be empathetic and gentle, but to be strong and speak your truth at the same time.

The fashion industry’s race problem: “Going into the next season, my fear is having to see another one of my Black girlfriends get her hair burned by a hair straightener, or do her own makeup because the makeup artist hasn’t been trained to work with all different skin types. I hate that some of my Black friends feel the way they do. Even if they’re sitting front row, they’re not feeling accepted. Our industry is supposed to be about expression and individuality, but the reality is that [many people] still discriminate because of exactly [those differences].

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What she thinks will change in fashion because of the pandemic: “I’ve had a lot of time to reflect during my quarantine, and I’m really eager to get back to work and make art again. Moving into the next season, I hope we can find a proactive way to move forward in a safe, healthy way. I think that our sets will be smaller and more intimate, which will be nice for a change. We’ll also need to be aware of not using the same makeup brushes at shows, and implement many other health regulations to keep people safe. There is a lot to learn and a lot to do, but I

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