Monday 26 June 2017

Bella Hadid takes centre stage at Cannes (again) in daring dress and another wardrobe malfunction

Bella Hadid attends the
Bella Hadid attends the "Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)" screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
US model Bella Hadid (L) and her father Mohamed Hadid arrive on May 17, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Ismael's Ghosts' (Les Fantomes d'Ismael) during the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
Bella Hadid smiles as she picks up a camera battery which a photographer dropped on the red carpet, before giving it back as she attends the "Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)" screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Bella Hadid attends the "Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)" screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Bella Hadid attends the "Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)" screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images)
Bella Hadid attends the "Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)" screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Another day, another show-stopping ensemble for Bella Hadid.

The 20-year-old supermodel made a splash on the red carpet last year at the opening gala of the Cannes Film Festival in a daring Alexandre Vauthier gown, so it's only fitting she returned to the designer for another dramatic look.

The Victoria's Secret model was among a number of high profile models in attendance on Wednesday night, but Bella ensured she stood out from the crowd in a plunging champagne silk gown with a high slit.

So high that she showed off a bit more than she bargained for when she experienced a brief wardrobe malfunction and much like her near-identical move last year, she laughed it off immediately as she joined her father Mohamed Hadid, her date for the evening up the stairs of the Palais des Festivals.

US model Bella Hadid (L) and her father Mohamed Hadid arrive on May 17, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Ismael's Ghosts' (Les Fantomes d'Ismael) during the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images
US model Bella Hadid (L) and her father Mohamed Hadid arrive on May 17, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Ismael's Ghosts' (Les Fantomes d'Ismael) during the opening ceremony of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / LOIC VENANCELOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

You have to admire her body confidence - earlier this month, she wore a black sheer body stocking to the Met Gala, a piece of clothing so tight, designer Alexander Wang had to sew her in it.

But her journey to self-acceptance is an ongoing one as she revealed she was working out three times a day last year in order to lose weight for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

"My weight fluctuates so much, I really didn’t mean to [lose weight]. Like I want boobs. I want my ass back. But it’s not my fault. My weight fluctuates and so does everybody’s and I think that if people are gonna judge, that’s the worst you can possibly do because everybody is different," she told People.

Hadid said she was criticised for her weight loss, but is now focusing on achieving her goal and that requires three hours of working out every day.

Bella Hadid smiles as she picks up a camera battery which a photographer dropped on the red carpet, before giving it back as she attends the
Bella Hadid smiles as she picks up a camera battery which a photographer dropped on the red carpet, before giving it back as she attends the "Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)" screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

"But I think that if you just stick to something you can really achieve so much. I’ve been eating hard protein every day, and working out for three hours every day. It’s crazy but I think that you know if you set your mind to something I think you can succeed," she added.

Meanwhile, the annual film festival kicked off with suitable aplomb as models Emily Ratajkowski, Hailey Baldwin, Eva Herzigova strolled the red carpet alongside actresses Julianne Moore, Jessica Chastain and Susan Sarandon.

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Bella Hadid attends the
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Bella Hadid attends the "Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)" screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)

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