Gigi Hadid Just Wore Zayn Malik's Name in the *Coolest* Way

There's an important social message here.

Gigi Hadid, Zayn Malik
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In case you hadn't noticed, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are 100 percent still dating (opens in new tab), and she has the outfit to prove it. The model was spotted at LAX wearing a Danielle Guizio bomber jacket with Zayn's name on the back, which isn't exactly a breaking news in itself (this is the girl who has her boyfriend's face on her lock screen (opens in new tab)), but is noteworthy for one important reason: Zayn's name is in Arabic.

Gigi Hadid

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Gigi and Zayn both share a middle eastern background (their fathers are Palestinian and Pakistani, respectively), and Zayn in particular is often harassed on Twitter for his Muslim roots. The former One Direction member told Complex (opens in new tab) that he doesn't speak about religion because "in today's day and age, it's very hard to make any sort of statement that doesn't offend somebody," while Gigi has been upfront about her own heritage, saying (opens in new tab) she's "Palestinian and proud of it." 

Given the anti-Muslim rhetoric of our time, this jacket seems like more than just a jacket. It seems like a subtle-yet-important statement. Get it, Gigi.

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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.