Why Newly Single Bella Hadid Breaks Down In Tears At NYFW

Bella Hadid makes emotional appearance at NYFW
James Graham


Feb 15, 2017

It’s been an emotional few days for the world’s top supermodel Bella Hadid.

She goes public about her breakup from first true love The Weeknd in the latest issue of Teen Vogue, then she wears her heart on her sleeve again at New York Fashion Week.

In a touching feminist tribute, models in designer Prabal Gurung’s finale marched in tees with empowering political slogans, like “The Future is Female” (seen on Bella), “I Am an Immigrant” and “This Is What a Feminist Looks Like” (worn by Gurung himself).

Bella tells Fashionista it was one of her most emotional appearances at a fashion show she can remember.

“I went out and walked, and right before finale, when Prabal was about to go walk, I saw him tearing up and I just started crying because it was such a beautiful, moving show,” Bella, 20, says.

“Everybody in the audience was crying during the finale; it was really, really powerful and I’m really proud of him. It was incredible.


“Thank you P for a beautiful collection and such an empowering show,” she shouts out to the designer 

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The following day, Bella made another monumental runway appearance when she closed the Oscar de la Renta show. The model revealed that she got sentimental for this presentation, too.

“I mean, literally, I also cried! I don’t know if it’s just a very emotional week, but that show has always been something really big to me. It’s such an iconic brand and I’ve always looked up to the designers. I cried when I got the show in general, and then when I heard I was closing, I was at a loss for words,” she says.

“[That dress] was so beautiful; when I first tried it on, it was so incredible,” Bella adds.

Bella also admits she’s yet to fully get over her ex, who brazenly moved on with her one-time friend Selena Gomez.

“As an outsider, you might think I handled it so well, but it’s always in your heart, and you always feel it very heavily. It’ll be hard for a while.

“Love hurts, but you have to pull through. But I’ll always respect him, and I’ll always love him.

“Sometimes you want to be sad about it or handle it differently, but at the end of the day, you never want to burn a bridge that you’ve fought so hard to build.”


By James Graham


With over 20 years as a journalist and TV producer, James Graham has a wealth of experience covering the full media spectrum. James has a formidable reputation as a talented media veteran and worked as a reporter, script writer and as the producer of the TV documentary The Road To Athens. He has worked across newspapers, radio and the biggest flagship magazine brands in Australia and New Zealand. Previously, James was the News Director at Woman's Day and New Idea. Whether filing celebrity exclusives, or some of the biggest real-life splashes of recent years, James’ career has always been at the frontline of mainstream media. When not writing, you’ll find him at Royal Randwick, his beloved Long Reef Golf Club on the Northern Beaches – or visiting his mum in his native New Zealand.


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