The Evolution of Gigi Hadid—From Fresh-Faced Newbie to Runway Ruler

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The Evolution of Gigi Hadid—From Fresh-Faced Newbie to Runway Ruler
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Gigi Hadid was born on April 23, 1995, which makes her a whopping 22 years old. Although she was born to semi-famous parents—her mom, Yolanda Foster, a former model has appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and her dad, Mohamed Hadid, is a real estate entrepreneur—her rise to fame took some time. But when she finally “made it,” we’ve been following the Gigi Hadid evolution ever since.

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Hadid only started modeling five years ago, when she was just 17. But over the past few years, she has undeniably evolved and quickly made her through the fashion world, marking off major milestones from her career goals list. She’s been on countless Vogue covers, had a sexy spread in Sports Illustrated with plenty of barely-there swimsuits, and she’s an absolute force on the runway. The girl can do it all.

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Let’s take a look at Hadid’s style evolution, from her start in the industry to now.

A version of this article was originally published in March 2017.

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Gigi Hadid white blazer 2012
May 2012

A 17-year-old Hadid arrives to The Heart Foundation Gala in Hollywood, CA.

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Gigi Hadid white shirt 2012
September 2012

Here's Hadid attending the People StyleWatch Denim Party.

Photo: David Livingston/Getty Images
Gigi Hadid black dress 2013
January 2013

2013 was the year Hadid blew up, getting a massive feature in Sports Illustrated.

Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images for W Magazine and Guess
Larry Busacca/Getty Images
April 2013

Here's Hadid attending a movie premiere in New York.

Photo: Larry Busacca/Getty Images
Gigi Hadid navy blue satin jumper 2013
July 2013

We're loving this navy blue, satin jumper on Hadid.

Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage
Gigi Hadid black sheer top 2014
January 2014

Hadid keeps it comfy with this all-back ensemble.

Photo: Rachel Murray/WireImage
Gigi Hadid New York Fashion Week 2014
February 2014

Hadid rocking a color-block coat at New York Fashion Week.

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Gigi Hadid at New York Fashion Week 2014
February 2014

Hadid rocks a black-leather mini skirt at New York Fashion Week.

Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for GUESS
Gigi Hadid Lily Aldridge Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2014 Beach Volleyball
February 2014

Gigi Hadid and Lily Aldridge attend the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2014 Beach Volleyball event.

Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/WireImage
Gigi Hadid Vanity Fair Oscars After Party 2014
March 2014

This gray, lacy dress on Hadid at the 2014 Oscars after-party is simply stunning.

Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images
Gigi Hadid 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
March 2014

Hadid's rocking major color at the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.

Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic
Gigi Hadid white crop top silver skirt 2015
January 2015

How can we get our hands on this silver skirt?

Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/WireImage
Gigi Hadid 2015 CFDA Awards
June 2015

Gigi should just wear jumpsuits all the time.

Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic
Gigi Hadid athleisure Soho 2015
October 2015

Of course she looks great in athleisure.

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Gigi Hadid 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
November 2015

Looking like an absolute bombshell at the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret
Gigi Hadid walking in Soho on December 2015
December 2015

Further proof Hadid can look good in anything: this nearly monochromatic ensemble.

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Gigi Hadid gray top cardigan 2016
April 2016

Dressing down in New York City.

Photo: Stuart Weitzman
Gigi Hadid in Los Angeles 2016
June 2016

Gigi keeps it trendy, yet comfortable in Los Angeles.

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Gigi Hadid Puma fashion show 2016
September 2016

The choker, the ankle boots, and white pants: We can't get enough.

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Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
October 2016

Less Zayn Malik, more of those nearly knee-high boots, please.

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Gigi Hadid 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
November 2016

Legs for days at the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

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Gigi Hadid Milan Fashion Week 2017
February 2017

Literally no one else could pull this outfit off.

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Gigi Hadid denim Paris 2017
March 2017

Oversized denim jacket and fitted jeans in Paris.

Photo: Marc Piasecki/GC Images
Gigi Hadid powder blue suit Noho 2017
June 2017

Hadid truly pulls off this head-to-toe powder blue outfit.

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Gigi Hadid in red yoga pants white crop top
December 2017

Our athleisure queen.

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Gigi Hadid Maybelline New York x V Magazine Party.jpg
February 2018

We're here for this trenchcoat-boot combo.

Photo: Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Maybelline New York

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  • Gigi Hadid white shirt 2012
  • Gigi Hadid black dress 2013
  • Larry Busacca/Getty Images
  • Gigi Hadid navy blue satin jumper 2013
  • Gigi Hadid black sheer top 2014
  • Gigi Hadid New York Fashion Week 2014
  • Gigi Hadid at New York Fashion Week 2014
  • Gigi Hadid Lily Aldridge Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2014 Beach Volleyball
  • Gigi Hadid Vanity Fair Oscars After Party 2014
  • Gigi Hadid 2014 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
  • Gigi Hadid white crop top silver skirt 2015
  • Gigi Hadid 2015 CFDA Awards
  • Gigi Hadid athleisure Soho 2015
  • Gigi Hadid 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
  • Gigi Hadid walking in Soho on December 2015
  • Gigi Hadid gray top cardigan 2016
  • Gigi Hadid in Los Angeles 2016
  • Gigi Hadid Puma fashion show 2016
  • Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
  • Gigi Hadid 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
  • Gigi Hadid Milan Fashion Week 2017
  • Gigi Hadid denim Paris 2017
  • Gigi Hadid powder blue suit Noho 2017
  • Gigi Hadid in red yoga pants white crop top
  • Gigi Hadid Maybelline New York x V Magazine Party.jpg

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