Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid Are Now a Work of Art in New York City

And yes, we mean that literally.

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid Are Painted in New York City Street Mural
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One could argue that Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid invented #friendshipgoals (opens in new tab). As two parts of the world's most glamorous group of girlfriends (opens in new tab), the models of the moment have formed a bond any set of besties would be lucky to have. 

From double dates to co-starring in campaigns (opens in new tab) together, these catwalkers clearly have a special connection—which has now been immortalized as New York City street art. 

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid Are Painted in New York City Street Mural

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Behind the masterpiece? Meet Bradley Theodore (opens in new tab), the artist who is also responsible for the Dia de Los Muertos-inspired murals of other fashion icons—like Karl Lagerfeld and Coco Chanel—splashed across the Big Apple. 

While the Lower East Side's Hotel Chantelle gladly agreed to host the project (which took four hours to complete), Theodore says that early discussions encouraged images of more designers in honor of New York Fashion Week. Instead, he went with his gut to pay tribute to his favorite supers, as he felt especially implored to paint Jenner. 

"She should be welcomed to the city," he told the New York Post (opens in new tab), pointing to the vandalization of her Calvin Klein billboard (opens in new tab) earlier this spring. "It's all about letting them be themselves. That's what you come to New York for."

It's a gesture that the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star appreciates. She said in a statement (opens in new tab): "To be painted by a dope artist who thinks it's cool to paint the two of us might be the best thing ever."

Dope, indeed. 

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