FUCCI, Know The Name.

Bella Hadid was my favorite person of 2016, her come up into Supermodel status is on fast track and i’m with it every step of the way. Bella is OUTSPOKEN and slaying the Winter Issue of Paper Magazine photographed by Nicolas Moore and styled by Farren Fucci.

And FUCCI? Just a creative mastermind who started off twitter and is on his way to crazy heights as creative director and stylist. Fucci styled and directed Bella Hadid for Paper Magazine as his first big time job and i can already see his phone and email blowing up with many opportunities coming his way. I’ve been following Fucci’s journey for about a year now and it’s been utterly inspiring. Congratulations to FUCCI and his team, I’m ready for the future.

On a crisp fall day, a basement studio in the East Village — the site of a former bath house — is buzzing with activity. There’s a photographer setting up lights, a makeup artist prepping his beauty tools, stylists organizing clothing and assistants and editors hovering all around. Into this frenzy walks Bella Hadid, and for a split second, no one notices her arrival. She comes to the set alone, without any agents, friends or her famous sister, Gigi; it’s a quiet entrance that might seem incongruous to fans of one of the biggest models in the world right now. But the split second passes immediately, and everyone swivels their heads when Hadid lets out an exuberant “Hi!” to the team, introducing herself and doling out hugs to everyone in the room. In wide-leg, light-wash jeans that seem to be the perfect 2016-via-Tumblr remix of late ’90s and early ’00s fashion trends, a matching denim jacket and a Polaroid camera slung over her shoulder, she looks more like an art student on her way to class than a model arriving to a shoot – Paper

Check out the STUNNING photos BELOW & Read the FULL Interview HERE.

Overalls by Zadig & Voltaire, t-shirt and jacket by Wesley Berryman, belt and earrings by Balmain, shoes by Marc Jacobs and jewelry by Wendy Brandes

Overalls by Zadig & Voltaire, t-shirt and jacket by Wesley Berryman, belt and earrings by Balmain, shoes by Marc Jacobs and jewelry by Wendy Brandes

Jacket by Wesley Berryman and shoes by Givenchy

Jacket by Wesley Berryman and shoes by Givenchy

Dress By Gucci

Dress By Gucci

Jacket and pants by Acne Studios and jewelry by Wendy Brandes

Jacket and pants by Acne Studios and jewelry by Wendy Brandes

Dress by Marc Jacobs, jewelry by Wendy Brandes

Dress by Marc Jacobs, jewelry by Wendy Brandes

Skirt (worn as a dress) by Balmain, jacket by Marc Jacobs, shoes by Givenchy and jewelry by Wendy Brandes

Skirt (worn as a dress) by Balmain, jacket by Marc Jacobs, shoes by Givenchy and jewelry by Wendy Brandes

Sweater by Matte Brand, skirt by Philipp Plein, jewelry by Wendy Brandes, sunglasses by Rihanna x Dior and shoes by Givenchy

Sweater by Matte Brand, skirt by Philipp Plein, jewelry by Wendy Brandes, sunglasses by Rihanna x Dior and shoes by Givenchy

Overalls by Zadig & Voltaire, t-shirt and jacket by Wesley Berryman, belt and earrings by Balmain, shoes by Marc Jacobs and jewelry by Wendy Brandes.

Overalls by Zadig & Voltaire, t-shirt and jacket by Wesley Berryman, belt and earrings by Balmain, shoes by Marc Jacobs and jewelry by Wendy Brandes.

But for now, Hadid seems to be focused firmly on the present and the exciting possibilities of the future. She says she’d like to keep shooting more photography, and that her career in front of the camera has taught her more and more about what goes on behind it. She also wants to act. “I think it would be really fun, because it’s exciting to be in front of the camera on film instead of just pictures,” she says. “I have so many goals,” she explains, before adding that “most of the time I like to keep them to myself, because I’m really superstitious.”

Superstitious or not, what Hadid’s doing is working.

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Photographer: Nicolas Moore

1st Assistant: Javier Villegas

2nd Assistant: Zoran Jelenic

Digital Tech: Jason Wang

Stylist: Farren Fucci

Creative Direction: Shannon Stokes & Farren Fucci

Hair by Edward Lampley at Bryant Artists

Makeup by Kabuki (www.kabukimagic.com) for MAC Cosmetics

Nails by Chiharu Netsume for Dior

Location: Bath House Studios

Splash photo: Bella wears a dress by Gucci and jewelry by Wendy Brandes