Gigi Hadid has posted a Twitter thread defending her love of wearing comfortable clothes in public.
The Beastie Boys may have sung about fighting for their right to party, but it seems all the 24-year-old supermodel wants is to be able to dress down without negative feedback.
Hadid is frequently pictured in an eclectic mix of outfits ranging from high-end designer looks on the catwalk (which often show off her slim figure) to her off-duty style which consists of oversized tracksuit bottoms and trainers.
On Tuesday this week, Hadid was pictured stepping out in Manhattan, New York, wearing a pair of black leggings, a sweatshirt, a puffer jacket and trainers. Her hair was worn pulled back in a casual bun secured by a scrunchie.
And it would seem she’s tired of attracting criticism for some of her more casual looks – as she posted tweets yesterday saying she refuses to “dress differently” despite people’s “petty complaining”.
@doublegiforce U guys need to calm tf down sometimes. It’s called stepping out to do one errand- not dressing for your approval. Your unrealistic expectations & petty complaining all the time about my style or not being sexy enough isn’t going to make me dress differently.— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 5, 2019
It appears she was responding to a now-deleted tweet from a fan account.
The Twitter thread continued, with Hadid says she is “over the snarky comments”.
Not just talking about this specific comment. U all talk about empowering women. I support and empower women that show skin and that don’t. It’s about choice. I show skin when I want to and still feel sexy covered head to toe & will continue to do so. Over the snarky comments.— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 6, 2019
I like what I wear and wear it for that reason. It’s not about a stylist, it’s how I’m choosing to express myself. Your opinion isn’t going to change that. Those of you who feel this way should focus your energy on praising those whose style u love. Peace.— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) November 6, 2019
The thread has received a mostly positive response from fans, who reassured Hadid she should wear whatever makes her feel comfortable.
it’s your body, your choice. wear what you wanna wear and what you feel comfortable in gigi <3— abi (@grandetension) November 6, 2019
Dressing in such a way does not make you more or less people. You look beautiful with anything and I love you without importing whether or not you show skin.— China (@Camila_YM96) November 6, 2019
Love you ❤
Hadid’s tracksuit bottoms and trainers aesthetic is part of a growing streetwear trend which is often attributed to the influence of OffWhite designers Virgil Abloh.
Similarly, Justin and Hailey Bieber are often seen sporting casual looks while out and about – and the latter even wore a wedding dress designed by Abloh, which featured a graffiti-inspired quotation on the skirt.
The likes of Kanye West and Kylie Jenner are also upholders of the casual, street-style aesthetic.
Earlier this year, Hadid contributed to one of the most memorable fashion weeks moments in history as she strong-armed a catwalk crasher out of the Chanel show.