Gigi Hadid’s Editor’s Letter for Gigi Journal Part II
A letter from Gigi Hadid…
In Gigi Journal Part II, Gigi Hadid presents a medley of innovative art and fresh perspectives. A follow-up to 2017’s Gigi Journal Part I, “Part II” began in early 2020, with Gigi and V launching an open-call search for artist contributors via Instagram. But 20,000 submissions later, Gigi pivoted to a new direction. Though originally conceived to document of creativity in social isolation, the Journal’s theme, “Quaranti[me],” the journal expanded once the revival of the Black Lives Matter movement reignited. As Gigi explains as part of her Editor’s Letter, “With only about a week left til this journal’s deadline, at the height of Black Lives Matter protests in the US and around the globe, I felt strongly that it was [our] responsibility to amplify Black-American voices using this platform and privilege.” As a result, with only a week to go before the initial deadline, Gigi reopened submissions, in order to specifically represent more artists and writers of color.
See below for what the model has to say in the full Editor’s Letter about this rendition of the collaborative journal of art and activism and head to the Gigi Journal Gallery to view the behind-the-scenes making of the artwork and reserve your pre-order copy today.