Gigi Hadid won ‘Model of the Year’ at the British Fashion Awards: deserving?

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Here are some photos from last night’s British Fashion Awards. This is Gigi Hadid in a rather stunning Versace jumpsuit, which works surprisingly well on her. I would not have thought to put Gigi in Versace, but the combination is nice. I also enjoy the fact that she decided to wear pants rather than some cheeseball gown. Is this particular jumpsuit the most flattering and amazing thing in the world? No, of course not. It makes her torso look crazy-long, the sateen pants are wrinkled and Gigi’s slicked-back hair isn’t helping the look. But overall, this is solid. Just what I’d expect from the Model of the Year. Yes, that’s right. Gigi won the award for Model of the Year. Traditionally, at the British Fashion Awards, that award is usually given to a British model. But since Gigi is banging a British guy, I guess they figured, “good enough.”

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More photos from the BFAs… here’s Alexa Chung. I’m sorry to all of the Alexa apologists out there (there are so many of you!), but she is absurd.

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Jaden Smith looks great here. No joke.

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Kate Moss, wearing fur and looking… tired. Let’s go with tired.

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Karlie Kloss… I like this dress, but it only works on someone tall and skinny.

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I laughed out loud when I saw Salma Hayek in this Gucci dress. Baby girl, stop pouring yourself into these terrible dresses! SO BAD.

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Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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30 Responses to “Gigi Hadid won ‘Model of the Year’ at the British Fashion Awards: deserving?”

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  1. Locke Lamora says:

    I love Alexa Chung. She’s very witty and has great style.

    Eh, I think Gigi is good for a nepotism model ( Cara is still the best). She really fits into VS, les so in high fashion and she seems to have a personality. She’s much better than Kendall or Kaia Gerber.
    That jumpsuit is hideous.

    Nepotism still leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but sadly, this is the world we live in.

    • BritAfrica says:

      “Nepotism still leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but sadly, this is the world we live in.”

      Indeed!

    • anna says:

      as a model, gigi is fine. but i just watched gaultier do a mini interview with her on the red carpet and cringed all over again. girl needs a vocal coach like yesterday. her voice has always been really weird and nasal but i figured since she is doing more hosting jobs these days she might have gotten better. nope.

    • Lex says:

      I never liked Alexa Chung (don’t remember why, just general vibe) but I watched her getting her makeup done by Lisa Eldridge on her youtube channel and I found her surprisingly charming and funny so I am now a fan.

  2. BritAfrica says:

    And the world stood still for a minute – said no one whatsoever!

    • doofus says:

      seriously. so, she’s the best at standing around/walking while looking pretty? in make up and clothes that she has NO INPUT into?

      where are Derek Zoolander and Hansel when we need them?

  3. Alleycat says:

    That jumpsuit is awful. And so is her hair. I think Karlie Kloss looks best, although I did see pics of Jourdan Dunn and she is absolutely gorgeous.

  4. swak says:

    More importantly, who cares?

  5. Bonobochick says:

    Salma has worn better dresses. And the jewelry she chose is overkill with that busy dress.

    Gigi is a pretty girl and she is prolific but I don’t think she’s that memorable. Not to mention, her catwalk is terrible. I don’t hate it but… meh.

  6. Lynnie says:

    Deserving? Lmao no.

    I wonder if the fashion industry knows that giving awards, accolades, and jobs to nepotism hires is just continuing the cycle of decreasing relevance/turning off the customers who actually buy their goods which forces them to go the insta route, but lol jokes on them because the ones who actually care about the Gigs and Kendalls of the world can’t afford their products/don’t read magazines anymore.

    I really like the print on Salma’s dress though!

  7. detritus says:

    Alexa Chung is high-end basic.
    If she was middle class she’d be sipping a pumpkin spice latte and wearing boyfriend jeans with blundstones, or whatever the new basic trend is.

    I like the jumpsuit, it’s a little space age, a little avante garde. Gigi as model of the year? Sure. Same way People’s hottest man of the year is actually the hottest.

    Kloss looks classic and elegant, Hayek looks like Ariel Winter wants to.

    Jaden is perfection. Sorry, not sorry, weirdo apologist for life.

  8. jess1632 says:

    how bout undeserved? I can name five models who are new(er) to modelling and more deserving than Gigi

    taylor hill, lily donaldson, molly bair, stella lucia and aya jones

    • Locke Lamora says:

      Taylor Hill has the moat irritating face on the planet. Gigi is much much better.

      • jess1632 says:

        i am going to respectfully disagree I could look at her face for hours (well mostly into her eyes). Taylor was born with facial features (sharp jawline, great bone structure-gigi is more bubbly) Gigi could only have with tons of contouring, or straight up photoshop

    • bahhumbug says:

      But Lily Donaldson has been around since the later part of the 2000s.

  9. anonymous says:

    Absolutely not.

  10. Dq says:

    Gigi’s outfit-thing is so ugly, it hurts.

    And she’s incredibly mediocre like her dead eyed sister. Are they paying people to give them these “awards”?

  11. Lalu says:

    She’s a pretty girl but nothing interesting or spectacular.
    Poor Kate looks kind of bad.
    I have never thought Karlie was anything special but she looks really good here.
    Not understanding what Salma was thinking. She is a beautiful woman. That dress looks awful on her.
    Jaden really is a good looking kid. He usually has some dumb look on his face… But he will be a handsome man.

  12. minx says:

    Not “model of the year” whatever that is, but I like her looks. She looks fun and expressive. Not high fashion, but a good Cover GIrl model or the like.

  13. Suzie says:

    I love Kate Moss’ hairstyle here and Jaden’s style. Everything looks good on him.
    I guess Gigi deserved it. She had a big year. She looked great at the Victoria Secret’s show.

  14. Littlestar says:

    I’m sure this is an upsetting win for models who actually have to WORK to get to where they are. Is she deserving? No, she’s a mediocre model who has gotten this far thanks to nepotism.

  15. KiddVicious says:

    I like the jumpsuit. I think the top boob part could have been done better, but the rest is great. Futuristic retro?

    Jaden looks good but what’s on his shoes? Is he wearing fur socks? Did he attach squirrel tails to his shoes? Hairy hobbit feet?

    Selma looks so uncomfortable.

  16. Greentea says:

    She’s lost an incredible amount of weight and her face just looks so very different. She was pretty before. These awards are just BS. She’s not a great model and doesn’t have the facial structure to model. Hype and nepotism.

  17. Debutante says:

    Alexa Chung always looks ridiculous to me.

    Why are the Brits so enamored of her ?

    Gigi DESERVES model of the year — that girl is Everywhere !

  18. Debutante says:

    Salma Hayek looks so tacky. She just seems so incredibly desperate for attention….here, let me serve up my boobs on a platter. Oh, and
    Here, let me throw on a few more pieces of jewelry , Diamonds, lots of diamonds, my husband’s a billionaire, you know…
    maybe if I wear a louder print dress …
    Maybe ruffles would help ….no…sequins .No… how about a brooch.. NO .. TWO BROOCHES !!
    LOL

  19. Anare says:

    I like Alexa Chung’s ensemble. Quirky but elegant.

  20. Redd says:

    Yep. No brain required! The award show proved that. She made herself look like an idiot.
    (and yo! Salma! Stop doing that to your breasts! Every dress I’ve seen her in in the last year has been ridiculously ill-fitted like that)

  21. TOPgirl says:

    How the hell did Gigi get model of the year? Was it the Melania Trump face she made that helped her win? My god. This girl is not worthy of the award. I saw some other WAY more gorgeous, low key Victoria secret model girls who were more deserving!!