It's been a long fashion month for Gigi and Bella Hadid. It kicked off in February with the launch of Gigi's second collection with Tommy Hilfiger and went on to include the sisters' multiple runway appearances, enviable street style looks and even a few tears. Now, the duo is in the City of Lights, with Paris Fashion Week in full swing and Bella's highly-anticipated Chrome Hearts collab just days from dropping.
Over the past few weeks, the sisters, aged 21 and 20, respectively, have both walked in shows like Tommy Hilfiger, Anna Sui, Moschino and H&M. In November, the two made their first joint appearance at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Like other It models from Kendall Jenner to Hailey Baldwin, both of whom hail from celebrity families, the Hadids share the rare privilege of being able to walk on the runway as siblings.
In a new interview with The Telegraph, the duo opened up about their relationship growing up and what it's like working together now.
"It's amazing to have family in such close proximity in this industry," Gigi said. "I can look across the room through all the craziness and have that sense of home, but I also realize that it's not normal. I feel very lucky."
Though she's happy for her sister, she can't help her older-sibling instincts. "I'm very protective, but I try to play it cool," Gigi added. "I try not to be on top of her because I know that I learnt a lot of the best things in the first couple of years on my own."
Bella, who's career is quickly catching up to her big sister's, assured the reporter the two had a normal childhood: they fought a lot in their teens (and they still steal each other's clothes now): "We've been best friends since we were kids," she said. "We fought, obviously, when we were teenagers but by the time we were 16 we realized that we have each other and that it can get lonely out there."
Today, the two are closer than ever—literally. "Now, if we're having a hard time at work, we can just walk to the other side of hair and make-up and see one another," Bella said.
Via Harper's Bazaar US