Bona fide style savant and supermodel, Bella Hadid, may be regarded for her fierce runway walk and countless editorial covers, but it’s her eclectic street style and prowess on the red carpet is what’s truly cemented her status as modelling sensation.
In fact, her enviable vintage fashion collection is so coveted that it’s even garnered countless Instagram spin-offs dedicated to chronicling her sartorial archives.
While her contemporaries are working with an array of glam squads and stylists to piece together outfits to complement their off-duty arsenal, Bella is busily scrolling through Depop, commissioning emerging labels for one-of-one pieces and proving why a robust collection of archival, preloved and second hand pieces are always best.
From ordering bespoke pieces from her favourite up and coming brand Susa Musa, which is conveniently sold on the cult-favourite Gen-Z resale platform, to enlisting the help of Law Roach to find slinky column dress or taffeta gown hidden deep in the archives of Gucci and Dior, Bella’s collection of ready-to-wear and accessories from the 1990s and beyond has as dripping in envy.
In the era where the celebrity stylist reigns supreme, Bella is cutting her own teeth with her perennially stylish and eclectic ensembles that never fails to disappoint.
In a recent profile with the Wall Street Journal, Bella proved that she’s actually more relatable than her multi-million dollar salary and jet-setting life may allude to, with her recent style renaissance actually a conscious move for her mental health.
“I was in such a weird place mentally that it was really complicated for me to get out of the house and put an outfit together…it was really important for me to learn that even if people talk about my style or if they like it or if they don’t, it doesn’t matter, because it’s my style,” the model told the publication.
Of course, there is no better hallmark of her personal style than her impressive vintage fashion collection.
Fashion commentators on TikTok and Twitter may be quick to dub her style as “weird”, however the booming fashion resale market is proving that it’s the bandwagon worth jumping on.
Bella’s personal approach to styling vintage pieces quickly proves why she’s one of the most sartorially referenced style icons of her generation.
As the poster child for the vintage fashion revival, Bella infuses archival silhouettes with modern references. Think: 90s approved cargo maxi skirt with a scantily-clad Coperni crop top, or Y2K mini skirt, making her wardrobe more covetable, and aspirational than ever.
Of course, Bella’s love for vintage pieces isn’t just reserved for her street style.
In fact, Bella’s recent return to the red carpet has proved that history is worth repeating, donning some of the most iconic marvels from the 20th century.
This year alone, she’s opted for Karl Lagerfeld-era Chanel, Tom Ford-era Gucci, YSL for Dior and Gianni’s Versace for varying moments on the red carpet—for which we are eternally grateful.
In the interest of not gatekeeping Bella’s best sartorial moments, we’ve rounded up our favourite pieces from her desirable archival ready-to-wear collection.
Below, behold marie claire Australia’s edit of Bella Hadid’s best vintage fashion moments of all time.