If you thought Gigi Hadid was going to jet off to Vegas to celebrate her 21st birthday at a night club while wearing a tiny, sequin, spandex mini dress à la a Kardashian, you were proven wrong. The supermodel did exactly the opposite, marking her milestone birthday with a series of low-key celebrations with family, friends and of course her boyfriend Zayn Malik and a Taylor Swift cameo. Oh, and then there was that private jet to Coachella, but we’ll get to that.
Below, a timeline of Gigi’s birthday festivities and what she wore for each celebration.
FRIDAY: G had a pre-birthday brunch at her dad Mohamed‘s house alongside all her siblings. There was cake, balloons and her sister Bella wearing a crop top, basically all you need for a good time.
SATURDAY: The Big Day
Zayn brought along his mom and three sisters to meet up with Gigi, Bella and their mom Yolanda for a secluded beach getaway. The birthday girl eschewed her usual bikini style for a gingham Solid & Striped one-piece.
And Bella wore a custom “Bay My Name” swimsuit by Bruna Malucelli, which can be yours this summer for $220.
SATURDAY AFTERNOON: Gigi covered up in a hoodie and boho-style sarong while making guacamole for her guests.
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SUNDAY: Jet setting to Coachella with Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris
Taylor made Gigi a cake …
And brought it on the plane.
Then they snapchatted their car ride to the festival grounds.
Before revealing their full outfits — a sheer white top and black shorts on Tay and flares, a tied T-shirt and neck scarf on Gigi.
Which leaves us with only one pressing question: Is Gigi picking up on Taylor’s retro dressing M.O. now that Taylor has gone rock ‘n’ roll? The debate is open.
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