Alana Hadid’s Remarkable Runway Debut at New York Fashion Week at Age 40
Alana Hadid, elder sister to supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid, recently achieved a significant milestone by making her runway debut at New York Fashion Week (NYFW). This remarkable feat occurred at the age of 40, marking her third appearance on a fashion runway.
Alana graced the Elena Velez 2023 NYFW show in a stunning corseted beige ombre floor-length gown. Her ensemble was beautifully complemented with white lace gloves, intricate white nail art, a voluminous hairstyle, and stylish white leather knee-high boots.
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In celebration of this achievement, Alana shared a behind-the-scenes video of her NYFW runway debut on her Instagram, accompanied by the iconic Nine Inch Nails song “Closer.” She expressed her gratitude to designer Elena Velez and her team for the opportunity, with a special mention of those who contributed to the behind-the-scenes moments.
Elena Velez’s official account responded to Alana’s post with appreciation for bringing the evening to life.
Alana’s journey into the fashion world began with her debut in Denmark during Copenhagen Fashion Week in August, where she walked in the Saks Potts’ spring 2024 show and the Munthe show. Her Copenhagen debut marked the beginning of her runway career at the age of 40.
Reflecting on her unique journey, Alana shared that saying “yes” to new experiences in her 40s has been a fortuitous gift. Her impromptu trip to Denmark led to her engagement with Scandinavian designers, eventually resulting in her runway appearances.
Alana expressed her newfound passion for the fashion industry, saying that she has found something she’s truly passionate about, and she would love to continue pursuing it globally.
Her sisters, Gigi and Bella, who are renowned figures in the fashion world, have been incredibly supportive of Alana’s venture into modeling. Alana described her family as super supportive and emphasized their encouragement for each other’s endeavors.
This remarkable journey showcases that age is no barrier to pursuing one’s passions and embracing new opportunities, even in the highly competitive world of fashion.