Bella Hadid braved the fully sheer look at last night’s VMAs, and she pulled it off with her usual, impeccable class. The 23-year-old supermodel attended the annual music awards held at various locations across New York City on Sunday, herself making headlines for both her stylish outfit and 90s hair, plus presenting the inaugural Tricon Award to “Chromatica” singer Lady Gaga.
Bella, spotted in the outfit ahead of the awards and slammed for appearing to use her black face mask as an accessory, is now fronting media outlets for being one of the best-dressed faces at the MTV event. Check it out below.
Click here for the best snaps from the night – scroll for the look shared to Bella’s Instagram, plus her best summer photos. The Dior Beauty face, now also fronting British designer Burberry, had stepped out in a dangerously sheer, thin-strapped, and gauze black top with nothing but a horizontal opaque strip for protection – paired with low-slung tailored pants, the shoulderless look was flashing some chest as Bella went braless underneath.
Bella, also rocking 90s spiked hair in a bun, plus hoop earrings, completed her look with strappy stilettos.
With faded lighting and an angle that was slightly more conservative, Bella’s VMAs look was shared with her 32.6 million Instagram followers ahead of the kick-off. Hadid posted a still shot and a video, writing:
“VMA’s? Presenting a very very special award !!! This is going to be insane !!!! Styled by @mr_carlos_nazario hair @evaniefrausto makeup @erinparsonsmakeup nails by @nailsbymei ?.”
The post, with over 1.2 million likes left, proved popular – “You snapped,” one fan wrote, with another saying: “WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO US???”
Bella reunited with rapper ex The Weeknd ahead of the awards to film the virtual event. The 30-year-old hitmaker wound up front-page news for opening the show with a performance of “Blinding Lights” from Hudson Yards in Manhattan, also making headlines for appearing with a bloodied face – via makeup first seen in visuals for his latest album “After Hours.”
Bella and her rapper ex were first linked after being spotted together at Coachella back in 2015. The Weeknd confirmed connecting with the model after asking her if she’d be willing to appear on his album artwork.
Bella, once lower-profile compared to soon-to-be mom sister Gigi, 25, is fast climbing the supermodel ranks. The unconventional beauty who has fronted brands including Tag Heuer and Magnum also has jewelry brand Bulgari under her belt. She continues to front French beauty brand Dior Beauty.
Bella is also racking up the IG followers, although her 32.6 million-strong fanbase sits below that of Gigi’s, currently at 57 million. Bella is followed by celebrities including Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and fellow model, Hailey Bieber.