Gigi Hadid Revisits One of the Most Polarizing Y2K Trends: Denim Capris

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Leave it to Gigi Hadid to make a controversial trend look new again. On July 6, the model stepped out wearing capris for her friend Leah McCarthy’s’s birthday in New York City. The calf-length denim pants immediately elicited flashbacks to the early aughts, drawing to mind some of the more questionable fashion choices of the Y2K era. The memories of lace camisoles and clashing patterns may have left some deeply rooted damage, but all that aside, it’s still possible to give capris a second chance.

While we know capris from their early 2000s past, Hadid’s high-waisted Jacquemus pair was decidedly more vintage, hearkening back to the fashion of 1950s Hollywood icons like Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelly. She styled hers with a simple black tank top, pointed-toe mules, black sunglasses, and a crossbody bag, and matched her gold jewelry to the hardware on her belt to complete the look. She was spotted walking to the party with “Queer Eye” star Antoni Porowski, who wore a white button-down, green pants, and white sneakers for the occasion.

Plenty of stars have recently given polarizing pants a chance, including Rita Ora, who layered completely sheer pants over boots for an outing in NYC, and Katie Holmes, who rocked a dress over her jeans on the red carpet. Hadid’s cool-girl look served as a reminder that, before a bout of poor styling tarnished their reputation, capris were something of a wardrobe staple. Read on to admire her full outfit and see if she can convince you to reconsider capris this summer.

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