Supermodel Gigi Hadid, 21, is known for her big commercial deals with Reebok, Fendi, and Moschino amongst others. However, her newest work shows a more personal side of her. In a new photography exhibition entitled Photo Femmes, Hadid poses for photographer and former model Ashley Noelle, who she has known since the age of 11. Noelle took several 1950s and 60s inspired shots of the model where she seems to be caught in moments of deep thought, looking off into the distance and completely unaware of her surroundings.
The other photographers involved in the exhibition are Bojana Novakovic and former model Monroe Alvarez. Novakovic’s photos come from a series she entitled White Girl in Nepal and are a compilation of her travels. The photos feature different landscapes from Sindhupalchok, Nepal as well as portraits of natives affected by the recent earthquake. Cara Delevingne has already purchased one of these images, and the proceeds from the sale have gone to The B Project – a subsection of the Real Medicine Foundation run by Novakovic that aims to bring relief to earthquake victims in Nepal.
Alvarez’s photos feature herself, and mostly in the nude. When talking about the exhibition, she said, “The moment I have my camera set up on the tripod and have the exact framing down is when I know I have to take off all of my clothes and run out there in front of the lens. Anyone could drive or walk by and see me… However, all of that is what makes the experience so empowering.”
The exhibition will be up at the De Re Gallery in Los Angeles from April 13th to May 17th, and an exclusive look at the photos is available on wmagazine.com