Palestinian-American Gigi Hadid wows fans at Met Gala

Palestinian-American Gigi Hadid wows fans as a redhead at Met Gala 2021
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14 September, 2021
Palestinian-American Gigi Hadid wowed fans with her glamorous white dress, long black leather gloves and red hair at the Met Gala 2021.
Gigi Hadid wore a "show-stopping beauty look" at the event in New York City [Getty]

Palestinian-American Gigi Hadid turned heads at the Met Gala 2021 on Monday with her new bright red hair. 

The 26-year-old model wore a white strapless Prada gown and black leader arm gloves at the star-studded event in New York City, delayed last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

She wore her new red locks - a dramatic departure from her trademark blonde hair - in a tight ponytail with a crystal-embellished Prada logo.

"The supermodel arrived at tonight’s event in head-swivelling fashion, calling to mind cartoon character Jessica Rabbit," said Vogue. 

Jessica Rabit is a fictional character in "Who Censored Roger Rabbit?" and its film adaptation "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". 

"Her new red hue, whether temporary or here to stay for the season, comes just in time for fall," said the fashion magazine. 

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Gigi Hadid called her look an 'ode to simple, well-made fashion' [source: Getty]
Supermodels Gigi Hadid (right) and Kendall Jenner [source: Getty]

Around the Palestinian-American’s neck was a diamond choker that matched her stud earrings. 

Bold, smoky eyeliner and eyeshadow added even more drama to the glamorous outfit. 

Hadid described her look as "an ode to simple, well-made fashion" to Vogue

The supermodel, whose father is Palestinian-American, has been vocal about issues of social justice and pride in her Palestinian heritage - receiving both praise and criticism for speaking out. 

Last year, Hadid and One Direction star Zayn Malik had a baby girl. 

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The theme of this year's Met Gala, held to raise funds for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, was "In America: A Lexicon of Fashion".

Celebrities from British Tennis champion Emma Raducanu to actor Timothee Chalamet and singer Billie Ellish were in attendance. 

One of the most talked-about outfits was worn by reality star-turned-businesswoman Kim Kardashian.

She sported an all-black ensemble, which covered her entire face and had a long train. It was met with approval from fellow fashion lovers and amusement from fans online. 

But it was Hadid, "a seasoned Met Gala attendee", who offered one of the most revered "show-stopping beauty look[s]" of the evening, said Vogue.