A performance that had its small effect… At just 25 years old, Bella Hadid is one of the most prominent models of the moment. On Friday September 30, 2022, the fashion house Coperni offered its services to close its show during Paris Fashion Week. Before the show, on Zoom, designers Arnaud Vaillant and Sébastien Meyer explained: “It’s our celebration of female silhouettes from centuries past. And we wanted to update our aesthetic in a more adult and scientific way.” In the finale, Bella Hadid took to the podium wearing nothing but panties, while a team of specialists, led by Dr Manel Torres, managing director of Fabrican Ltd and inventor of the spray cloth, created a live dress on her body. On Zoom, Arnaud Vaillant had specified: “We wanted to dedicate this moment to Dr Torres, because we respect a lot what he does. We felt that it was absolutely necessary that he direct the performance – for us, it makes the even more magical experience.”

This dress contains cotton and synthetic fibers in a solution that evaporates on contact with the skin. A staging applauded by many Internet users. “Sorry for those who don’t want to hear it, but it was an exceptional moment. Iconic!” ; “It’s art !” ; “For nearly two centuries, a ‘haute couture’ garment has been made for an individual customer, tailored to the measurements and posture of the wearer, according to their personal taste and clothing needs. This embodies true essence of haute couture. Bravo!” ; “Exceptional!!! Surreal and revolutionary moment in fashion and art! Say what you want about Bella, but it’s an iconic moment in fashion!”, Can we read on Instagram. Moved, it is in story that Gigi Hadid’s little sister wrote: “I won’t have the words until tomorrow. Thank you for this wave of love (…) None of this exists without passion , the hard work and dedication of the Corpeni team (…) I will remember this moment forever.”

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A staging that divides internet users

If many people appreciated this staging, it was however divided. A netizen indeed pointed out: “Is there any concern about the message this sends? Bella acts like a passive woman while 3 men manipulate her clothes and transform her body.” Agreeing with her, another added: “A naked woman standing in front of an audience like a monkey where she is seen while dressed… No opinion of herself, all other people dull dressed so that she’s standing there completely naked. Absolutely humiliating and embarrassing and how does that represent freedom for the woman? It seems absolutely absurd to me.” Finally, a user slipped: “Very symbolic, men who cover a woman…”

Bella Hadid: the model arrives completely naked on the catwalk during Paris Fashion Week

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