‘You Can’t Model Forever’: Supermodel Gigi Hadid Opens Up About Imposter Syndrome, Career Plans

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Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Supermodel Gigi Hadid spoke with Vogue Fashion Editor-at-Large Gabriella Karefa-Johnson on Friday about her new cashmere fashion label, Guest in Residence, and what it’s like to be a business owner.

Hadid discussed her transition from the runway to the office and the mother of one explained that in spite of always wanting to create a cashmere brand, she was especially inspired during her pregnancy, according to Vogue. “You can’t model forever. I was creative and that is where I saw my life going,” Hadid said. “I already had been thinking about cashmere, but I think it [pregnancy] just made me think about how much more settled I would feel to have an office space job. I can take my daughter there with me,” Hadid said, according to Vogue.

Hadid has dominated the runway as an international supermodel. She ranked as one of the highest paid models in the world in 2022, according to L’Officiel. Yet, that didn’t stop her from branching out and pursuing her business venture.

She noted that there is always a temptation to put her name on fast-fashion, to guarantee instant revenue, but she wanted to be involved in a more sustainable project, according to Vogue.

During the interview, Karefa-Johnson, who is also a friend of Hadid’s, mentioned that she often forgets Hadid is a creative director of a huge company.

Hadid opened up about how it felt for her to cross into the world of business. (RELATED: ‘You’re A Bully’: Gigi Hadid Slams Kanye West For His Tirade Against Fashion Editor)

“I have imposter syndrome all the time,” Hadid said, according to Vogue. Karefa-Johnson argued that statement, saying Hadid was anything but.

Hadid went on to explain the motivation behind her designs.

“And I thought that it was a bit not necessarily obvious, but expected for me to come out with something that was more a fast-fashion type situation,” Hadid said.

“It just felt like the right material that I could play with in a lot of different ways that was true to me, true to my style.”