Bella Hadid’s extravagant Cannes dress is ripped from the 80s
Stop the press: Bella Hadid has landed in Cannes! The supermodel landed in France today to attend the screening of The Innocent (The Innocent). Accustomed to delivering a stellar moment on the red carpet on the Croisette, Hadid chose a vintage 1980s design that embraced the extravagance of the decade. Don’t worry though – huge shoulder pads, it wasn’t.
In a timeless look styled by Law Roach, Hadid wore a strapless black Versace dress that was complete with a peplum waist and a large bow in the back. The design was originally made by Gianni Versace in 1987 for a Teatro alla Scala production of the opera Salome. It is certainly in line with the bloated silhouettes that dominated the era. Like vogueAs Laird Borrelli-Persson’s resident archival expert said a few years ago, the shoulders had linebacker proportions and the skirts were puffed up into pouffes.
Hadid’s retro shape perfectly matches the fashion mood right now. Labels like Batsheva, Rodarte and Carolina Herrera have all embraced big, extravagant silhouettes this season, as have stars like Kate Middleton, Natalia Dyer and Yseult. To give her dress a more dazzling finish, Hadid accessorized with dazzling jewelry from Chopard, a Cannes staple.