Jenner and Gigi Hadid may not be reuniting at the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but #KenGi is already back in full force at New York Fashion Week. What’s more, they started the whirlwind event with identical short hairstyles for the same fashion show.
On Wednesday, September 6, both models walked the runway for Tom Ford’s spring/summer 2018 show. Kendall wore a ruched black gown with one long, sequined arm, while Gigi modeled a similar pink gown. (Hers featured two sequined sleeves, instead of a one-shoulder design.) But it was their hair, courtesy of guru Orlando Pita, that really set off their looks.
Though the designer apparently wanted all the models to actually cut their hair, Pita told Vogue that he orchestrated faux chops by twisting each model’s hair and using liberal amounts of hairspray. “Tom wanted to cut all of the girls’ hair off; this was my solution,” he explained.
It wouldn’t be the first time that Kendall and Gigi have switched up their hairdos simultaneously for a fashion show. In March 2016, the models and BFFs literally swapped hair colors at the Balmain show by using wigs from the house’s new line. The result was headline-making; after all, Kendall’s dark strands and Gigi’s blonde tresses are something of a signature feature for each of them. Yet Gigi has proven time and time again that she’s down for a temporary hair change; she fooled everyone with a short wig at the 2015 American Music Awards and punked everyone with an April Fool’s pixie cut earlier this year.
As for Kendall, however, it seems the temporary haircut might have inspired her to actually take her current lob to new heights. She told Vogue that she “never really thought about it until now. But I do think I look a lot like my mother.” After all, Kris Jenner’s signature power cut is instantly recognizable. Could the momager look be in Kendall’s future, too?