Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid says some of her 2022 fashion show earnings will be donated to Ukrainian relief

  • Gigi Hadid said she will donate a portion of her 2022 fashion show earnings to aid in Ukraine.
  • Hadid wrote on Instagram that she “would like to walk ‘for’ something.”
  • Hadid said she was inspired by model Mica Argañaraz. Other models have followed suit.

Gigi Hadid said she will donate a portion of her earnings from her Fall 2022 Fashion Month shows to aid for victims of the war in Ukraine.

Hadid, a fashion model and designer, announced the move in an Instagram post Sunday, saying she and her colleagues will be presenting new clothing lines amid “heartbreaking and traumatic times in history.”

“We don’t have control over most of our work schedules, but we would like to walk ‘for’ something,” she said of her Fashion Month schedule coinciding with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

In addition to helping those in Ukraine, Hadid said in the same post that she will also support people going through similar conflicts in her ancestral home of Palestine.

“Our eyes and hearts must be open to all human injustice,” she said. “May we all see each other as brothers and sisters, beyond politics, beyond race, beyond religion. At the end of the day, innocent lives pay for war — not leaders.”

Hadid has been known to be outspoken on human rights issues, including strong support for Palestine in the country’s ongoing conflict with Israel, Insider previously reported.

In Hadid’s Instagram post, she cited model Mica Argañaraz as inspiration for her decision. Argañaraz initiated the efforts when she said she would donate her earnings to victims in Ukraine in an Instagram story on Saturday, Teen Vogue reports.

According to Teen Vogue, Argañaraz wrote on Instagram that it felt “very weird walking in fashion shows knowing there’s a war happening in the same continent.”

Since Argañaraz shared her post, other models including Bella Hadid, Kaia Gerber, Vittoria Ceretti, Kiki Willems, Francesca Summers, and Aylah Peterson also announced plans to donate their earnings to efforts in Ukraine, Marie Claire UK reports.

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