So many ‘90s fashion and beauty trends have been making a comeback from bike shorts to neon to scrunchies, many of them championed by model Bella Hadid, so is it any surprise the model is making a strong case to bring back the ‘90s banana or claw clip as the latest must-wear hair accessory?
Everything ‘90s is new again according to the 21-year-old model and influencer, who has once again been spotted sporting a throwback trend from the decade when Christy, Cindy, Claudia, Linda and Naomi ruled the catwalk and Beverly Hills 90210 was the hottest show on television.
Hadid, who has also been working hard to bring bike shorts and scrunchies back out of the ‘90s fashion and beauty archives has moved onto her next ‘90s trend reboot: the banana/claw clip.
To be fair, Alexander Wang did make the first move to bring the claw clip out of retirement by sending models down the runway at his Autumn/Winter 2018 show back in February wearing a silver version of the accessory, which according to Vogue was made especially for the show.
And Hadid, who walked in Wang’s show, could have been inspired to bring the banana or butterfly clip, as it is also affectionately known, into the fashion mainstream after seeing it on her model buddies backstage at the show, or she could just really like how it holds all her hair together in one snap-like manoeuvre.
Whatever the reason, this is one ‘90s accessories trend Hadid is firmly invested in if her recent outings to the US Open with her sister Gigi Hadid and on the streets of New York are anything to go on.
Fingers crossed the model doesn’t find out about the advanced version of the clip, the multiple mini butterfly clips as seen on Kirsten Dunst back in the day is a tough look for anyone to pull off, even one with ideal bone structure like Hadid.