Are celebrated models Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid really lack their magic as commentators say they are just ‘bitches of moment.’
Stylist and fashion commentator Robert Verdi, told Vanity Fair, “rich kids are in style.” This was said at Michael Costello’s show during the NewYork Fashion Week with regard to the new era of models.
“There is a part of me that sort of wants to defend the traditional path that models come to be through a discovery process. They’re working at the Dairy Queen in Oklahoma and somebody’s like, ‘You should be a model.’ I miss that,” he said. “There’s definitely a truth to the fact that these girls are models of the moment and they have the zeitgeist of what our culture’s about. They have the Instagram following. In another day, these girls are not real models. Yes, they are photographed and airbrushed and they look O.K. in some of the shoots. But these are not Linda Evangelistas; these are not Naomi Campbells. These girls are not magic.”
Although he is not able to understand the charm of Gigi and Kendall, he acknowledges their character and work principles. These women (Kenny and Gigi) experienced a huge rise to success, bagging the ad campaigns, couture shows, and being on the magazine covers within a couple of years. It hasn’t been without little hard work.
He admits that, “You heard more stories about tantrums with Naomi, phone throwing, all that. We haven’t heard that about Gigi and Kendall. These girls, from what I’ve heard from industry insiders and people who work with them, they are on time, they perform, they work hard. They are not dialing it in. They’re delivering on set. That’s a redeeming quality, because they could be lazy bastards who don’t have to work. But I do feel bad for the girls who are still working at Dairy Queen and have lost their opportunity.”