‘Hands off Ukraine’: Gigi Hadid pledges to donate her earnings to help those affected by the Russian invasion
In the recent past, many celebrities have expressed their support for Ukraine, which has been under attack by Russian forces for several days now. With people fleeing the country and news of loss of life and property surfacing daily, this has led to many anxiety and worry.
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In the midst of it all, people living elsewhere are also pursuing their professional commitments. model Gigi Hadid – who for the past few weeks has walked for the Fall 2022 shows in fashion capitals around the world – shared her thoughts on the matter.
She wrote an emotional post on Instagram which read, “Having a set calendar for fashion month means that my colleagues and I often present new fashion collections at heartbreaking and traumatic times in history. We have no control over most of our working hours, but we would like to walk “for” something.
The 26-year-old said she would “follow in the footsteps of [her] friend Mica Argañaraz” and “pledge to donate [her] revenue from the fall 2022 shows to help those suffering from the war in Ukrainewhile continuing to support those who are going through the same thing in Palestine.”
“Our eyes and our hearts must be open to all human injustice. May we all see each other as brothers and sisters, beyond politics, beyond race, beyond religion. In the end, it is innocent lives that pay for war, not leaders,” she wrote.
The mother-of-one concluded by writing: “HANDS OFF UKRAINE. TOUCHES ON PALESTINE. PEACE. PEACE. PEACE.”
The accompanying photos were from the many recent fashion appearances she has made at various runway shows for Michael Kors, Versace, Vivienne Westwood and others.
A few days ago, her younger sister Bella Hadid opened up on feeling “incredibly strange to walk in fashion shows”. The 25-year-old had also lent her support to Argañaraz, which announced that it would donate part of its fashion week revenue to Ukrainian organisations.
The half-Palestinian, half-Dutch model took to Instagram herself to write, “You said it @micaarganaraz. We have a lot of Ukrainian friends, colleagues, models, production, casting and to see the lack of communication/knowledge about a war subsiding is very very sad.
“It’s incredibly strange to walk in fashion shows like our job, especially in a time like this. I’m forcing people in our industry to do their research and have open conversations about the hell that’s going on. passes by.
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