Gigi Hadid donating her Fashion Month earnings to support Ukraine
Gigi Hadid has pledged to donate all of her earnings from every show she has modelled for over the numerous cities Fashion Weeks to support Ukrainian Relief, according to a Marie Claire report
The report explains that the 26-year-old model had decided to take action amidst the war on Russia, and has followed in the footsteps of fellow model Mica Argañaraz in handing over her entire earnings made from the Autumn/Winter 2022 fashion shows she has been involved in.
She will also donate her proceeds to support those suffering in Palestine also.
Gigi shared her decision on her Instagram account, as she wrote: “Having a set Fashion Month schedule has meant that my colleagues and I often present new fashion collections during heartbreaking and traumatic times in history. We don’t have control over most of our work schedules, but we would like to walk ‘for’ something.
“Following in the footsteps of my friend @micarganaraz, I am pledging to donate my earnings from the Fall 2022 shows to aid those suffering from the war in Ukraine, as well as continuing to support those experiencing the same in Palestine.
“Our eyes and hearts must be open to all human injustice. May we all see each other as brothers and sisters, beyond politics, beyond race, beyond religion. At the end of the day, innocent lives pay for war- not leaders.
“Hands Off Ukraine. Hands Off Palestine. Peace. Peace. Peace.”
Over this year’s Fashion Week Gigi has modelled across Paris and Milan, gracing the runway for brands including Michael Kors, Versace as well as Vivienne Westwood, Moschino, Off White and Isabel Marant.
On February 24, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, launched an attack on Ukraine, which has had devastating consequences with over 300 lives lost and more Ukrainian families displaced in just over one week.