Gigi and Bella’s little brother Anwar, who is both a model and a jewelry designer, appears to have opted out of the family reunion. “Anwar’s actually kind of shy,” Yolanda told W of her son in 2018. “Unless I push him into things, he likes to be in the background and do his thing. ” Yolanda, on the other hand, seemed more than happy to return to her roots. (She broke into the industry at 16, before she’d even seen a fashion magazine, and modeled for decades. ) For the first time in living memory, the self-proclaimed “mama bear” has yet to post a single photo or video of Bella or Gigi at the show; instead, she’s been flooding her Instagram Stories with reposts of herself.
Not that you’d be able to tell from the 59-year-old’s surprise appearance at Prabal Gurung. “In my 20s, they told me I would never model because I was mixed race and looked too exotic…Many moons later I am still modeling ????,” Duong, who also recently appeared in Uncut Gems, posted on Instagram after the show. “The fashion industry is the most powerful venue to influence how we view beauty and women.
This Milan Fashion Week marked a milestone for Fendi: For the first time ever, the house cast a “plus-size” model to walk one of its runway shows.