Bella Hadid Is a Grunge Goddess in Not One, But Two Daring Dior Dresses

The Dior Beauty ambassador puts her best face on for the opening of ‘The Art of Color.’

Back in May, model of the moment Bella Hadid was announced the new face of Dior Beauty. So it’s only fair that, at the landmark opening of the brand’s new exhibition, ‘The Art of Color,’ curated by creative director Peter Phillips, Hadid is the one who steals the show, at least as far as the red carpet was concerned. She was surrounded by some fierce competition: Models like Lindsey Wixson, Chanel Iman, Nina Agdal, and Lineisy Montero all turned out in their finest Dior. Yet it was her sheer tulle ensemble, followed by an edgy leather dress, that won us over, for their high-fashion reimagining of an early-’90s punk aesthetic.

Bella Hadid in Dior at the ‘Art of Color’ exhibition opening and dinner in New York, New York, October 2016.

Left: Getty Images; Right: Courtesy Dior

Who: Bella Hadid.

When: Tuesday, October 25.

Where: The Dior Beauty ‘Art of Color’ exhibition opening and dinner with Peter Phillips at Indochine in New York, New York.

What: First, a nude tulle gown from Maria Grazia Chiuri’s debut collection for Dior for the exhibition opening; then, a black quilted leather tea-length dress, also by Chiuri for Dior, for the dinner celebrating the ‘Art of Color‘ opening for Dior Beauty.

Why: A Dior Beauty event is the perfect time for the face of Dior Beauty to debut a new look. We’re all about her short, choppy bangs; they add a ’90s grunge edge to her princess-y tulle dress, like a kind of modern-day, runway reimagining of Courtney Love’s look. She doubled down on the aesthetic for the Dior dinner, switching into a quilted leather dress that similarly channels an early punk-rock moment, seen through the lens of couture. At ‘The Art of Color’ opening, Maria Grazia Chiuri’s designs from her debut Dior collection were spotted off the runway for the first time (many of the models from that same show turned out for the occasion), and given the look’s versatility — from cocktail reception to party to after-party — we’re sure to see a whole lot more.