Tuesday 27 September 2016

Gigi who? Model Bella Hadid steals the style spotlight at Cannes in nearly naked dress

Published 19/05/2016 | 08:01

US model Bella Hadid poses as she arrives on May 18, 2016 for the screening of the film
US model Bella Hadid poses as she arrives on May 18, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US model Bella Hadid poses as he arrives on May 18, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
US model Bella Hadid poses as she arrives on May 18, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival
Model Bella Hadid attends "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" Premiere duirng the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival

Bella Hadid knows how to command a red carpet.

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The 19-year-old model, who landed dozens of magazine covers in the last year and walked for everyone from Chanel to Tommy Hilfiger, is stepping out from her sister Gigi's supermodel shadow.

Bella followed in Gigi's fashion footsteps with her catwalk career and two of the most successful models in recent years - but at the Cannes Film Festival, it was all about Bella.

The beautiful brunette, who is dating rapper The Weeknd, stole the show in a red silk gown with a sky high slit by Alexandre Vauthier at the premiere of The Unknown Girl on Wednesday night.

Model Bella Hadid attends
Model Bella Hadid attends "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" Premiere duirng the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival

And now she's one of the most talked about stars at the film festival.

Read more: Who is Bella Hadid? 10 things you need to know about the model of the moment

Bella, who was training to compete in equestrian show-jumping at Rio 2016 before she was diagnosed with Lyme disease, also debuted a new fringe courtesy of superstar hair stylist Jen Atkin.

Earlier this year, she spoke about the importance of distinguishing herself from her sister when it comes to modelling gigs, including dying her naturally blonde hair.

US model Bella Hadid poses as he arrives on May 18, 2016 for the screening of the film
US model Bella Hadid poses as he arrives on May 18, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

"I just have a darker personality. And my sister being blonde and me being brunette, it's a good separation," she told GQ. "I put a blonde wig on and think it would be fun to go back, but I'm happy with my hair.

"Blondes are so angelic. My sister can get away with anything."

US model Bella Hadid poses as she arrives on May 18, 2016 for the screening of the film
US model Bella Hadid poses as she arrives on May 18, 2016 for the screening of the film "The Unknown Girl (La Fille Inconnue)" at the 69th Cannes Film Festival

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