Gigi Hadid Color Coordinates With Mom Yolanda and Sister Bella on Her Golden Birthday
By Tina Smithers Peckham
Shine on, Hadid ladies!
Gigi Hadid celebrated her golden birthday -- she turned 23 on April 23 -- at New York City's Brooklyn Heights Social Club on Monday with her mother, Yolanda, and sister Bella by her side. The trio were all dressed in gold, with Yolanda, 54, stepping out in a gilded long-sleeve alligator-print dress by Tom Ford, which she paired with matching heels and luminous makeup.
As for the guest of honor, Gigi dazzled in a strapless sequin minidress and glittering Christian Louboutin heels, and finished the look with an iridescent gold manicure. Her younger sister Bella opted for an understated leopard-print slip dress with gold accents, which she paired with a high ponytail and '60s-inspired winged eyeliner.
Gigi excitedly shared a couple of adorable childhood throwback photos upon turning 23, one in which she can be seen blowing out a candle on her first birthday with her mom.
"Twenty-three!! ++ shoutout to my mamma," wrote the fashion model.
Her family also showered her with love on her special day, sharing a few throwback snaps of their own.
"Happy birthday my sweet angel, thank you for being the first person to teach me the true meaning of unconditional love," Yolanda captioned a sweet shot of her eldest daughter. "I am so proud of the extraordinary young woman you’ve become and your ability to show love, compassion and kindness to all that crosses your path in life."
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, who is no stranger to dressing like her daughters, went on to send Gigi even more birthday wishes.
"Thank you for choosing me to be your mommy, I’am honored and cherish everyday we travel this journey together," she said. "The good times, the bad and everything in between always and forever.... I pray that each day, Love, Health and happiness will come your way.. #MyLove #MyLife #MyHappiness."
Gigi's 21-year-old sister, Bella, joined in the family love fest with a black-and-white vintage shot of her own, including a lengthy message to her big sister.
"Twenty-three years ago the world was blessed with a little angel. Best friends since the moment you held me in the delivery room," wrote the 2016 "Model of the Year" winner. "You’ve been waiting for this day for your whole life...23!!!! Golden! Just like u! At least once a day, I think and wonder how I got so lucky to have you as a sister."
Bella continued, dubbing Gigi her "comfort blanket," her "idol" and her "built-in best friend."
"I am so proud of the woman you are, the ideas you have, the strength you have built, and the love you radiate.Thank you for being YOU!!! When you are truly you, no one can stop you," she wrote. "I love you more than you’ll ever know! There is no one I would rather spend this life with. My Forever muse and bfff (and ever and ever and ever) My sissy pantelones, The ONE!!!!"