Leave it to the wealthy to test the limits of taste. Take for example Gigi Hadid’s newly renovated $5.82 million Manhattan apartment where the kitchen cabinets are inlaid with macaroni art and the fruit bowl on the counter is filled with pool balls instead of apples. It’s as tasteless as it is tooth-obliterating. Gigi’s apartment looks like the “luxury” version of Bella Thorne’s Trippy Twins Fun House, and if I wasn’t afraid of contracting Hepatitis C from Other Bella’s place, I’d stay there over Gigi’s confusing “I have too many publicists in my ear lying to me about what’s ‘on trend’” abode. At least Other Bella’s place looks lived in (and fucked in, drugged in, and explosive diarrhea-ed in). There’s nothing honest about Gigi’s pad, least of all the heavily padded invoice her decorator probably wrote out using the giant novelty pen that sits in the corner next to the powder room which is wallpapered in already puckering New Yorker magazine covers.
Gigi shared her year-long “passion project / dream spot” on Instagram, noting that she hasn’t been able to stay there yet since she’s been quarantining/gestating her and Zayn Malik’s baby, presumably at “mamma” Yolanda Hadid’s country estate. Her caption makes clear that there’s plenty of blame to go around for how ugly it turned out. It’s a classic case of too many cooks who have never once cooked.
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Spent all of last year designing and curating my passion project / dream spot. Of course it all came together right before quarantining out of the city…. but I’m excited for the time I’ll get to spend enjoying all the special corners that were made with a lil help from some of my favorite creatives (tap!) who embraced my ideas and didn’t call me crazy. 💛 ++ my mamma:) who is the greatest homemaking-sounding-board I could ask for (she called me crazy when required) ☺️ grateful to and for all. Special thanks to Gordon Kahn!
i‘m sorry but the fact that gigi hadid is ultra rich and decided to make her manhatten apartment look like a student hostel chain is sending me pic.twitter.com/l9h6E9lZXA
— baby bells (@a24kaz) July 26, 2020
Obviously, there’s a lot to hate here. Like many, I was particularly perturbed by the pasta-filled facades on the kitchen cabinets. Even worse, Gigi’s alleged passion for pasta extends to miles of pasta in jars that line the shelves, jailed behind a fortress of chicken wire.
I think she’s just REALLY into pasta pic.twitter.com/Zulc0x4tP9
— Incognito (@Runin_W_Scissrz) July 26, 2020
According to Elle, this is one of two apartments Gigi owns in the same building.
According to the New York Post, Hadid actually owns two units in the building that she lives in and reportedly plans on combining them. Her first apartment, bought for $3.97 million back in 2015, is a two-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom unit with a chef’s kitchen. The second unit, a $5.82 million townhouse in the building, is three bedrooms, 3.5-bathroom, and includes a landscaped private terrace with a fire pit, barbecue grill, and outdoor refrigerator. Hadid quietly bought the unit in December 2018, according to the Post. It appears to be the unit she’s showcasing on her Instagram, as her first apartment isn’t two stories.
Hopefully, this means that when Gigi eventually moves into the place, Zayn and the baby will get to have their own baby-proofed space where the carbohydrates aren’t purely decorative and the carpeting doesn’t induce seizures.