For their upcoming American Fashion Issue, which includes a stunning cover featuring Selena Gomez, W Magazine commissioned a few of today’s biggest supermodels to breathe new life into looks inspired by style icons of decades past. Take a look!
GIGI HADID AS PATTI HANSEN
On the surface, Gigi Hadid has a lot in common with All-American blonde bombshell and style icon, Patti Hansen. Both have the enchanting ability to elevate their girl-next-door good looks to a level of glamour worthy of high-fashion editorials. The shoot’s hair stylist, Ward, capitalized on Gigi’s on-camera perkiness and recreated one of Patti’s early looks, a twisted updo that emphasizes her youthfulness, light eyes, and long neck.
LILY ALDRIDGE AS PATTI SMITH
American singer-songwriter Patti Smith is known for embodying an unrefined yet artful androgynous style. With the help of a shaggy-chic cut from Ward and perhaps some inspiration from her rock-and roll-husband, Lily Aldridge shed her Victoria’s Secret Angel image and managed to embrace the persona of a legendary punk-rock muse.
ADRIANA LIMA AS JANICE DICKINSON
Janice Dickinson is often referred to as the first ever supermodel. The olive-skinned, dark-haired beauty was known for exuding a certain exoticness, a seductive quality that Brazilian-born supermodel Adriana Lima is no stranger to. In this shoot, Ward’s mastery is crucial in capturing the essence of Janice as he recreates her sleek center part look and combines it with tribal-inspired accessories.
We love a well-executed style revival. Are there any iconic hairstyles you’d like to see reincarnated?