Earlier this month, Gigi Hadid collaborated with her childhood friend Francesca Aiello, the founder of Frankies Bikinis, on an exclusive collection of swim and resort wear for the brand, where both women modeled the ruffled bikinis and playful one-pieces in the campaign.
At the launch event for the capsule in New York on May 23, Gigi demonstrated that there’s no need to confine the collection to the beach. The model wore a swimsuit from the collab adorned with a sweet fawn pattern, a print she chose as a nod to her own journey as the mother of her baby daughter, Khai. (“Creating this collection was so special because there are so many details that we incorporated into each piece that are personal to both my friendship with Frank and my personal life,” she previously told Vogue.)
Gigi styled the swimsuit like a bodysuit, teaming it with low-rise trousers, an offbeat shirt that covered her arms and shoulders, heels, and layered crystal jewelry. She also subtly paid tribute to her friend Virgil Abloh, who passed away last year, carrying a bright blue monogrammed clutch from the late designer’s fall/winter 2020 menswear show for Louis Vuitton.