Today, Bella Hadid upended the Michelin Man’s sartorial claim to fame—the puffer coat—when she wore a dramatically streamlined interpretation of the down jacket in New York. The end result read like a lesson in how cool girls can do winter layering in a ladylike way. It was also a marked departure for Hadid, who tends to gravitate toward the tomboy side of the outerwear spectrum, though she rounded out the feminine tailoring with her own streetwise slant on things.
Hadid’s coat packed enough volume at the shoulder to feel like a leg-of-mutton sleeve, and also hit at the right place to reveal the smart collared shirt underneath. The asymmetric, single-button closure balanced out the prim and proper silhouette, as did the roomy denim trousers down below. Their cropped, frayed hem lent the ensemble an undone twist that suited the model off-duty, and what’s more, put a pair of floral pointed-toe pumps on full display—a change of pace for Hadid who rarely leaves the house without her combat boots. With them, she carried a squared-off reptile clutch with round tinted sunglasses for a similarly offbeat finish.