Regencycore invaded the runways for autumn/winter 2021, offering retro clothes and accessories a new twist. Christian Siriano, Versace, and Fendi all wore elbow-grazing opera gloves. Chanel, Thom Browne, and Nensi Dojaka all featured corsets.
Although Netflix’s raunchy period drama Bridgerton was responsible for bringing 19th century dress codes – and Regé-Jean Page – to the forefront at the end of last year, designers were also eager to tap into nostalgia from the 1950s and 1960s for autumn/winter 2021. Bella Hadid has already signed up.
At Christian Dior, scarves reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn covered the models’ hair, spun from the maison’s monogram motif. At Max Mara, silky styles were knotted neatly under the chin in a similar way.
Bella has embraced the beauty of a headscarf for daily wear, nearly a fortnight after she walked the Versace autumn/winter 2021 runway wearing a gleaming black bandana alongside her sister Gigi and two of British Vogue’s four April 2021 cover stars, Precious Lee and Mona Tougaard.
Original fan Grace Kelly will be proud of Hadid’s take on the accessory – a recent sunset shot, shared with her 39.7 million followers on Instagram, captured Bella lounging beside an open-top Rolls Royce.
In her new take on Old Hollywood glamour, Bella channelled a silver screen siren from yesteryear. She accessorised her denim outfit, which included step-waist capris and a trucker jacket, with J’Adore Dior pumps, angular sunglasses, and a patterned headscarf.
The model’s latest favorite thing is “photo dumps,” where she posts carousels of throwback photos on a regular basis. This one featured old promotional images as well as a photo of her friend, Virgil Abloh, founder of Off-White and creative director of Louis Vuitton menswear, scribbling her name on a pair of Nike x Off-White Air Jordan 1s.