In this issue, which hits stands on August 28, renowned art photographer Jackie Nickerson has photographed Bella Hadid and Jordan Barrett together for the first time.
Photographed by Jackie Nickerson and styled by Vogue’s fashion director Christine Centenera, Bella Hadid wears Prada, and Jordan Barrett wears a Burberry shirt and Akira shorts, on the cover of Vogue Australia’s September 2017 issue.
Models Hadid and Barrett, who are also close friends, have been photographed together for the first time for this very special issue of Vogue, and interviewed together by Derek Blasberg.
“We’ve done fashion shows together, but this is our first time in front of the camera,” Hadid shares with Blasberg in the cover interview. “We’ve been such good friends that it was super natural and fun,” adds Barrett.
The interview made headlines when paparazzi photographed it taking place at Bella’s New York apartment. Bella and Jordan were interviewed by Blasberg for the cover story, and it was Blasberg to whom they were speaking via FaceTime in the paparazzi images.
In the interview the pair chat about everything from how they met to their rise to the top of the fashion industry – and clarify whether or not they’re dating.
“We met one of my first days in New York. We both were meeting Hailey [Baldwin] at a hotel in SoHo. It was like my third day here,” says Barrett on how the pair met.
“And you guys immediately started dating, right?” asks Blasberg. “Ha, we never dated, Derek! We’re like best friends, which is much better for both of us. Actually, he’s like a brother,” says Hadid.
Weighing in on fame, Barrett says: “It’s different, but you get used to it. It’s a lot of flying and you never are in the same place for more than two days.”
“What I think nobody understands, especially [for] Jordan, is that he never gets to see his family. My mum got a place in New York, and I get to see my sister every couple of weeks, but we’re basically on a plane every three days. That’s probably the hardest part. But we’re blessed and we love it.”
Asked to describe each other in two words, Hadid says: “Energy and vibes.” Barrett’s answer? “The. Best.”
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