Earlier this week, Bella Hadid finally turned 21, a milestone she celebrated with a dinner with her parents, before sneaking off with her sister Gigi to the private party thrown for her by none other than Drake. And while Bella was the birthday girl, and stood out in skin-tight Dolce & Gabbana with a slit that went up the entire dress, it was actually Gigi who stole the show, thanks to her custom ensemble by Pamella Roland, which was entirely baby blue, right down to her periwinkle heels.
As usual, Gigi was simply reprising her role of being the first to brave next season’s trends. The blue she’d opted for matched two equally coordinated looks by Sies Marjan on the runway last month at New York Fashion Week, where the buzzy label joined Tom Ford in showing off a couple of head-to-toe neon orange looks for those looking to be even more can’t-miss than the Hadids, too.
Of course, dressing monochromatically is nothing new for New Yorkers. What is new, however, is that the style is no longer limited to all-black. The allure of wearing all Valentino red, for example, which the brand updated earlier this month in the form of sheer shirts and sleeveless leather motorcycle jackets, made its most notable crossing over from Milan last fall when Solange stepped out in a blood-red ensemble in New York, around the same time Fendi tried it out on models like Kendall Jenner—and gave nearly every single model a pair of red boots to walk the runway. After Tilda Swinton made like Solange and wore an all-red suit on her Doctor Strange premiere circuit, no wonder Mansur Gavriel included a few all-red looks in their debut ready-to-wear collection last month—with some all-yellow and all-periwinkle looks thrown in there for good measure, too.
Zendaya, Blake Lively, and Gigi Hadid Prove That Monochromatic Outfits Are the Best Fall Fashion Trend
Gigi Hadid is seen in SoHo on October 9, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Tracee Ellis Ross attends the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week on July 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
Tilda Swinton promotes Doctor Strange at Ritz Carlton on 13th October, 2016 in Hongkong, China.(Photo by TPG/Getty Images)
Kate Mara attends Noon By Noor September 2017, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 3, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Rihanna attends Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Launch on September 7, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Doutzen Kroes attends the Tiffany & Co. 2017 Blue Book Collection Gala at St. Ann’s Warehouse on April 21, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by J. Kempin/Getty Images)
Kristen Stewart attends the 54th New York Film Festival – “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” Special World Premiere Presentation at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on October 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Hailey Baldwin is seen arriving at Elie Saab fashion show during the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2017/2018 on March 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
Jamie King attends 5th Annual Moms +SocialGood event at AXA Event & Production Center on May 4, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
Zendaya arrives at the Los Angeles Premiere “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 28, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Blake Lively seen out in Manhattan on April 21, 2017 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
Amy Adams attends TimesTalks to discuss “Arrival” at Merkin Concert Hall on November 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
Adwoa Aboah attends Vogue Foundation Dinner during Paris Fashion Week as part of Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2017-2018 at Musee Galliera on July 4, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)
Laura Dern attends the Sundance Premiere of FOX Searchlights’ “Wilson” at Eccles Center Theatre on January 22, 2017 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Aubrey Plaza attends the FX Starwalk at the 2017 Winter TCA Tour at Langham Hotel on January 12, 2017 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
Zoey Deutch attends Max Mara and Vanity Fair’s celebration of Women In Film’s Face of the Future Award recipient, Zoey Deutch at Chateau Marmont on June 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
Adriana Lima is seen in Midtown on September 20, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Allison Williams arrives at “Get Out” garden party in support of the home entertainment release on May 9, 2017 in Universal City, California (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images for Universal Home Entertainment)
Jennifer Lopez is seen in Midtown on September 26, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Ashley Graham attends the Lane Bryant and Ashley Graham celebrate the launch of her new book “A New Model” at Indochine on May 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Lane Bryant)
Bella Hadid is seen in SoHo on September 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/GC Images)
Karlie Kloss is seen on September 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Pressphotobank/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
More than enough street style stars tried out head-to-toe red in particular this past Fashion Month, too, but about a week after it wrapped, Gigi proved she was much, much more ahead of the trend than we thought. Her throwback birthday Instagram for Bella doubled as evidence that she’s actually been dressing monochromatically—and wearing Valentino red, down to her two scrunchies—for a full 21 years now, stretching back to the very day her sister was born.
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