The worlds of art and fashion are in a constant flirtation with each other, so it’s perhaps no surprise that supermodel Bella Hadid took inspiration from an iconic American artist when choosing her 2020 Halloween costume. Working with makeup artist Sam Visser, Hadid dressed as a Roy Lichtenstein painting come to life, complete with a cropped electric blue wig and matching eye contacts.
“POV” she wrote in an accompanying caption. “Your new Lichtenstein piece came in and she…uh…came to life last night…” The end result felt more like a high-fashion editorial than anything else—which is unsurprising given that Visser’s drag-inspired artistry is often seen in the pages of LOVE and Garage magazines.
Visser is also Hadid’s long-time personal makeup artist, and has an enviable client book that includes Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande and Kaia Gerber (he’s also the man responsible for Gerber’s equally beautiful ’70s-era Priscilla Presley costume).
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POV: your new Lichtenstein piece came in and she…uh…came to life last nite….. she won’t stop seducing you thru the security camera until you let her in through the front gate…. if you don’t open up …you know exactly what she’ll do…. she’ll trap you in her art …forever ….. eternity in the frame of doom? or eternity with her….choose your fate 🥃🥃🥃 Face by @samvissermakeup , wig and clothes styled by me 💋
Never one to do things by half measures, Hadid followed through with a second, equally OTT costume, yesterday evening. This time she dressed as Batman villain Poison Ivy, a character immortaised by Uma Thurman in the universally panned 1997 film Batman & Robin. For this second outfit, Hadid worked with makeup artist Erin Parsons and hairstylist Evanie Frausto, wearing a dramatic auburn wig and leaf-embellished forrest green bodysuit.
As far as high-fashion Halloweens go, Bella Hadid once again takes the cake.