Three weeks ago—a lifetime, basically, when it comes to fashion month—Brandon Maxwell showed his Spring 2018 collection at Manhattan’s Doubles Club. Gigi Hadid opened the show, followed by her sister Bella, both wearing denim; then, some 30 looks later, Bella took a second lap of the runway, this time wearing a long-sleeved, floor-length white dress with a dramatic plunging neckline. And, even though Gigi also got to make a second appearance in a more formal look, it seems Bella’s was the one she was really coveting backstage. At least, one might assume as much, given that Gigi wore Bella's runway dress, paired with fingers full of Messika rings of her own design, to launch her Gigi x Messika collection in Paris on Wednesday.
On the runway, Bella’s look was paired with nude sandals and animal-shaped earrings—part of Maxwell’s new collaboration with costume jeweler Lunch at the Ritz—while for her Messika launch, Gigi opted for an abundance of rings as well as a diamond choker valued at $93,000 along with tiny, safety pin-shaped earrings, all of her own design, and silver pointy-toed pumps. Yet for both Hadids, regardless of the accessories situation, the crisp white dress commanded attention. As all sisters know, it’s only fair that each girl gets her turn with the family’s current-season, fresh-off-the-runway gown.
It’s not the first time Gigi and Bella have opted for similar—or even matching—looks. After all, both are staunch advocates of Matrix glasses and black bomber jackets. Nor is it the first time one of them has plucked her own look straight off the runway: Bella, a Bulgari ambassador, wore a couture minidress by Alexandre Vauthier to a party by the jewelry brand in Milan earlier this year—a couture minidress she had previously worn during its runway debut. But it may well be the first time one sister wore a dress on the runway, and then another adopted it for a party—and across continents, no less. It’s a level up, but they still have a ways to go to attain Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen-levels of coordination. (Or even Kaia Gerber and Bella-levels of coordination.)
Bella Hadid, a bubble bath, and Jenga—what more could you want?