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Gigi Hadid at Chanel Haute Couture SS16
Gigi Hadid at Chanel Haute Couture SS16Photography Chloé Le Drezen

Gigi and Bella Hadid make Chanel couture debut

Karl Lagerfeld enlists the sisters to model in the house’s ecology-themed haute couture show

This morning, Gigi and Bella Hadid made their Chanel couture debut, walking in the house’s SS16 haute couture show in Paris. Gigi wore a cream gown with a matching evening cape and Bella wore a white one, which appeared to be constructed from tulle embroidered with rhinestones and adorned with floral appliqués. Their hair was centre-parted and combed, Princess Leia-style, into buns. 

While it was the Hadids’ first time walking in one of Chanel’s haute couture shows, Bella walked in the house’s Pre-AW16 show in Rome last December. Alongside Gigi, Bella was joined by Kendall Jenner and Chanel’s SS16 campaign stars Mica Aarganaraz and Lineisy Montero, the latter of whom starred on the cover of the Autumn 2015 issue of Dazed.

Set in a Norwegian garden within the Grand Palais, Karl Lagerfeld’s collection took on an ecological theme this season. Not only did the set feature a house constructed from wood (which Chanel says it will be recycling), the collection itself was created using organic and recycled materials. Some looks were even decorated with strips of fabric that resembled wood shavings.