Hadids prove supermodels aren’t scared of 1980s ghosts


Hadids prove supermodels aren’t scared of 1980s ghosts

Gigi, Bella and Anwar Hadid, and their mom Yolanda, pay homage to an iconic Tim Burton horror movie

Zola Zingithwa

Day-o, day-o / Daylight come and me wan’ go home.
For Tim Burton fans, the opening lines to Harry Belafonte’s Day-O (aka The Banana Boat Song) instantly conjure up the dinner party scene from the director’s comedic horror movie Beetlejuice.
In the 1988 film, a pair of newbie ghosts called the Maitlands attempt to reclaim their home by scaring the new owners into vacating the property. Their terrifying idea? Karaoke! They possess the homeowners during a dinner party and force them to do a hilariously jerky dance while lip-syncing to Day-O.
Now the Maitlands have struck again but this time they've gatecrashed a family dinner at the Hadid house. Supermodel siblings Gigi, Bella and Anwar Hadid and their mom, Yolanda, pay homage to the iconic scene from Beetlejuice in a video promoting the latest issue of American Vogue.
Wearing looks hot off the catwalk of the recent New York Fashion Week, the family dance around the table before lifting the cloches over their plates to discover a gruesome surprise. Though Yolanda does a great job lip-syncing, Gigi steals the show with her dance moves.
It is fun to watch, but you can’t help but wonder what a 1980s movie about ghosts has to do with New York Fashion Week. According to Vogue’s website, several designers gave a nod to the 1980s in their latest collections. As they put it, “the ghost of the ’80s hovered over the runways”.

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