Is that you, Gigi? Model in a mask on magazine cover

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Hadid was spotted on Monday with her on-again, off-again beau Zayn Malik in New York. (Shutterstock)
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Hadid was spotted on Monday with her on-again, off-again beau Zayn Malik in New York. (Shutterstock)
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Gigi Hadid
Updated 08 August 2018
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Is that you, Gigi? Model in a mask on magazine cover

  • The supermodel donned a gold necklace emblazoned with the One Direction star’s first name
  • In May this year, Vogue Italia was attacked by fans over its cover featuring Hadid whose skin was a darker tone

JEDDAH: Even when she is not strutting her stuff on the catwalk, Gigi Hadid knows a thing or two about staying in the limelight.
The American-Palestinian model’s latest magazine cover is causing quite the stir on social media, thanks to the scary evil bunny mask superimposed on Hadid’s beautiful face.
It wasn’t the first time Hadid’s face was obscured for a cover shoot. The inaugural print edition of Vogue Arabia back in March 2017 featured Hadid on the cover, wearing what appeared to be a veil, and as a result the model was accused of cultural appropriation.
To celebrate its 10-year anniversary and 20th issue, the British magazine Love released a series of September covers, including a suggestive and frightening shot of Hadid wearing a demonic “Donnie Darko”-style bunny mask while grabbing at a small white dog.
Her fans were less than amused.
User @jenbunniIs said: “What ... is wrong with people in this world?”
And @itsjielsanchez chimed in: “I love my queen, but this is a no-no and I’m not even blaming her.”
Love magazine posted the cover shot, photographed by Mikael Jansson and styled bye Katie Grand, alongside the caption: “The golden hare in the golden hour: @gigihadid as you’ve never seen her before.”
Earlier, Hadid posted a less scary image from the magazine shoot. She wrote: “Played dress-up for @thelovemagazine’s 10th birthday cover by the amazing @mikaeljansson and @kegrand. Thank you! I can’t wait to share this story.”
On Tuesday, the 23-year-old model shared three more images from the shoot.
The special 10th anniversary issue of the magazine also features Kendall Jenner and a photo of Hadid without the animal mask.
Hadid is not new to magazine cover controversies. In May this year, Vogue Italia was attacked by fans over its cover featuring Hadid whose skin was a darker tone, with some accusing the publication of altering the image.
The 23-year-old supermodel took to Instagram to apologize for the cover, saying she had “no control” over the creative vision for the shoot.
Meanwhile, Hadid, a favorite of paparazzi, was spotted on Monday with her on-again, off-again beau Zayn Malik, as they stepped out for a low-key stroll in New York.
The supermodel donned a gold necklace emblazoned with the One Direction star’s first name.
The couple had announced a brief split in March but were later spotted together in public just a few weeks later. They first started dating in 2015 and even appeared on the cover of Vogue together in 2017.


Lebanese designers take over Los Angeles awards show... again

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Lebanese designers take over Los Angeles awards show... again

DUBAI: The red carpet at the annual Governors Awards in Hollywood was awash with Middle Eastern gowns as the likes of Rashida Jones, Michelle Yeoh and Lily Collins chose to wear creations by Lebanese designers — proving that the region’s fashion stars are as popular as ever with the who’s who of the film industry.
British-American actress Collins, who starred in 2017’s “To the Bone,” chose a gown by Georges Chakra, with a sparkling purple skirt and off-the-shoulder black bodice for Sunday night’s event in Los Angeles.

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Meanwhile, “Parks and Recreation” actress Jones went for a sunset orange kaftan with a peek-a-boo cut out and silver detailing at the neckline by Reem Acra.

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For her part, Yeoh, who starred in blockbuster hit “Crazy Rich Asians,” wore an ice blue, figure-hugging gown by Elie Saab, complete with cutouts on the heavily beaded bodice.

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The event honoring the careers of film industry legends Tyson, Levy and composer Lalo Schifrin brought some of Hollywood’s biggest names — Oprah, Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, Harrison Ford and Clint Eastwood among them — to the Ray Dolby Ballroom in the heart of Hollywood to reminisce, laugh and schmooze without the pressure, as Hanks said, of “being nervous about who is going to win.”
The Governors Awards celebrate the careers of a few entertainment veterans who have not yet won an Academy Award by bestowing them with an honorary Oscar statuette. Recipients are voted on by the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
For the 93-year-old Tyson, it was a half lifetime coming. It had been 45 years since her first and only nomination, for “Sounder” in 1972.
“This is a culmination of all those years of haves and have nots,” Tyson said, noting that she’ll be turning 94 next month.
The private, untelevised dinner gala at the Hollywood & Highland complex has also become an important stop on the campaign trail to the Academy Awards for some of the year’s awards hopefuls, making the event one of the most star-studded of the season. In a spin around the room, The Associated Press saw Nicole Kidman chatting with “First Man” director Damien Chazelle, Disney CEO Bob Iger leaving his seat next to Ford to meet Lady Gaga, “Eighth Grade” director Bo Burnham and “Roma” director Alfonso Cuaron deep in conversation, Hanks and Rita Wilson stopping to greet Melissa McCarthy, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt saying hello to Hilary Swank, the cast of “Black Panther” posing for a photo with Marvel chief Kevin Feige and Lin-Manuel Miranda hanging out with the “Crazy Rich Asians” cast and, later, Jonah Hill.
But all turned their full attention to the stage and the titans being honored when the time came. For while the event may be in its 10th year, and the honorary Oscar itself in its 60th, there was still room for a few firsts. Levy became the first member of the public relations branch of the film academy to win an honorary Oscar, while Kennedy became the first woman to win the prestigious Irving G. Thalberg Memorial award — an honor that she shared with her husband and partner Marshall.