Bella Hadid Had the Best Runway Report Card at NYFW — And These Other Models Also Dominated

Bella Hadid started New York Fashion Week’s fall 2017 presentations on Saturday in a big way: walking for Alexander Wang.

For the occasion — which started on Day Three of New York Fashion Week — she likely had a semi-exclusive deal with Wang, according to Model.com, a website that extensively tracks the ins and outs of the modeling industry.

Under many semi-exclusive deals, models are contracted to walk in a specific designer’s catwalk first.

bella hadid new york fashion week alexander wang runway modelingBella Hadid walks the runway at Alexander Wang’s New York Fashion Week fall 2017 presentation. REX Shutterstock.

It can be quite advantageous for both a model’s pocketbook — and add to her prestige, too.

“Wang has always been a show that I’ve wanted to do, just because I love Alex and it’s a really badass show to be a part of,” she told Fashionista.com of her turn on Wang’s runway.

In total, the Reebok ambassador walked 10 runways throughout NYFW, which concluded today. Among those shows, she opened two (Prabal Gurung and Zadig & Voltaire) and closed one (Oscar de la Renta).

prabal gurung bella hadid runway modeling nyfwBella Hadid walks the runway at Prabal Gurung’s New York Fashion Week fall 2017 presentation. REX Sutterstock.

Opening and closing positions are not chosen by drawing the short straw. According to old-school fashion tradition, the women who earn the spots are the considered muses of the collection.

“New collection, new muse! Zadig & Voltaire turned to @bellahadid to be its new muse for this collection. Inspiring, versatile and carefree, ambassador Bella is resolutely Zadig,” the fashion house announced on Instagram in January. Of course, she had the opening spot on Monday for the show, along with two other big moments where emotions were running high.

prabal gurung bella hadid runway modeling nyfwBella Hadid walks the runway at Prabal Gurung’s New York Fashion Week fall 2017 presentation. REX Sutterstock.

“When Prabal was about to go walk, I saw him tearing up and I just started crying because it was such a beautiful, moving show,” Bella told Fashionista.com about serving as Prabal Gurung’s opening muse.

The waterworks were flowing again for her second show that day when she closed Oscar de la Renta’s runway.

bella hadid nyfw fall 2017 oscar de la renta runway closingBella Hadid walks the runway at Oscar de la Renta’s New York Fashion Week fall 2017 presentation. REX Shutterstock.

I also cried,” she added.“I don’t know if it’s just a very emotional week, but that show has always been something really big to me. It’s such an iconic brand, and I’ve always looked up to the designers. I cried when I got the show in general, and then when I heard I was closing, I was at a loss for words.”

Bella also strutted for Anna Sui, Brandon Maxwell, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren and Sies Marian — 10 shows in total.

gigi hadid runway Jeremy scott ready to wear fall 2017 nyfwGigi Hadid hits the runway at Jeremy Scott’s fall 2017 New York Fashion Week presentation. REX Shutterstock.

Her sister Gigi only participated in one NYFW runway, at Jeremy Scott’s presentation, where she opened the show.

Here’s how the other boldface names fared:

Kendall Jenner (6): Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Anna Sui, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, La Perla

ralph lauren ready to wear february 2017 kendall jennerKendall Jenner for Ralph Lauren’s 2017 February Collection presentation at New York Fashion Week. REX Shutterstock.

Joan Smalls (4): Michael Kors, Brandon Maxwell, Prabal Gurung, La Perla

joan smalls new york fashion week fall 2017 runway brandon maxwellJoan Smalls walks the runway at Brandon Maxwell’s New York Fashion Week fall 2017 presentation. REX Shutterstock.

Winnie Harlow (3): Marc Jacobs, Coach and R13
Jourdan Dunn (2): Brandon Maxwell and La Perla
Naomi Campbell (1): La Perla (opening)
Hailey Baldwin (1): Zadig and Voltaire
Sofia Richie (1): Philipp Plein
Anna Cleveland (1): Jeremy Scott

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