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Gigi & Bella Hadid Pledge Fashion Week Earnings To Victims Of The War In Ukraine

“We don’t have control over most of our work schedules, but we would like to walk ‘for’ something.”

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Gigi Hadid, ever outspoken on politics, took to Instagram on Sunday to acknowledge the dark contrast of participating in Fashion Month while Ukraine is under siege. What’s more — she pledged to do something about it. And her sister Bella is following suit.

Both Hadids posted a series of Fashion Week snaps from backstage and runways alike. Though light-hearted in imagery, the Instagram posts came with a somber, yet uplifting, message.

Gigi, who shared first, stated that though it’s her job, walking in fashion shows can feel flippant and frivolous during a time when dresses on runways are the very last thing on many peoples’ minds.

“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,” she wrote. “We don’t have control over most of our work schedules, but we would like to walk ‘for’ something.”

Joining model Mica Argañaraz, Hadid pledged her support for Ukraine during this time of war and announced that she would be donating all her Fashion Month earnings to those suffering in Ukraine, in addition to those in a similar predicament in Palestine.

“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,” Hadid continued. “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 the end of the day, innocent lives pay for war- not leaders.HANDS OFF UKRAINE. HANDS OFF PALESTINE. PEACE. PEACE. PEACE. 🕊”

Shortly thereafter, Bella shared her own post, expressing support for Ukraine — and committing to donate her earnings, too.

“To watch my Ukrainian friends and colleagues working hard here in Europe, so close, but so far from their families/friends/homes in Ukraine who are experiencing one of many brutal occupations and invasions happening right now in the world, is a very emotional and humbling experience for me,” Bella wrote on Instagram.

“I stand along side every person that has been affected by this war and the innocent people who’s lives have been changed forever from the hands of ‘power.’”

Editor’s Note: This article was updated to include a statement from Bella Hadid.

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