Most of us in the regular workforce form bonds with those we regularly conduct business with, and we’re not surprised to see that Hollywood works in the same way. Model Gigi Hadid works closely with renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino, and it seems that the two have fostered a genuine friendship outside of work.
Gigi arrived at the recent Stuart Weitzman opening party in London with Mario at her side.
Gigi Hadid and Mario Testino arrive at the Royal Academy of Arts in London for the Stuart Weitzman VIP dinner on November 14, 2016
Gigi launches Stuart Weitzman in London wearing their signature “Nudist” sandals
Gigi looked like she just rolled out of bed as she arrived in a silk jumpsuit by Fleur Du Mal. The model fought off the cold London weather with the “Brando” coat by Smythe in black.
The eldest Hadid finished her look with major neck bling and a pair of Stuart Weitzman beaded “Nudist” sandals.
Gigi shows off her closeness to Mario at the Stuart Weitzman London launch
We’re not just basing our friendship facts on this one public appearance. Three weeks ago, the model uploaded a birthday shoutout to the photographer that said, “…it will forever be an honor to be in front of your lens & to learn from you; most of all, I’m so grateful to call you my friend.”
We are looking forward to more gorgeous friendship-borne photos from the fashion world’s power tandem.
Happy Birthday to a true light in my life @mariotestino – it will forever be an honor to be in front of your lens & to learn from you; most of all, I’m so grateful to call you my friend. Thank you for the adventures and the laughs. Wishing you a beautiful day today and many many more. 🎂❤️😄 All my love.
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