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Gigi Hadid Covers W Magazine's September Issue

08/04/2015 10:36 EDT | Updated 08/04/2015 10:59 EDT

Gigi Hadid has officially solidified herself as fashion's It girl, or as W magazine puts it, "Post It Girl."

The 20-year-old model landed the coveted spot on glossy's September issue cover, marking her most monumental magazine shoot to date.

Photographed by Steven Meisel, the black-and-white cover shows Gigi chanelling Brigitte Bardot, sporting big, voluminous locks and '60s-style winged liner. A fur Dolce & Gabbana coat completes the glamorous look.

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The "world's most connected supermodel" proudly shared the cover on Instagram, calling the opportunity a "dream come true."

"This shoot was another reminder of how blessed I am to experience life this way," she added.

Inside the issue, the Topshop campaign star gets candid about going nude for shoots, referencing her Tom Ford Velvet Orchid campaign as what helped other high-fashion brands take her seriously.

"I’ve never been scared of being naked in pictures, but I wouldn’t do naked for naked’s sake," she explains. "With Tom, it was an easy decision. When you think of scent, you don't think of clothes...When Tom liked me, other jobs followed."

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She also credits her success to a balance of high-end and mass market work.

"My Pirelli calendar is hanging on the wall of my friend’s frat house, and he doesn’t know anything about fashion. That balance is what leads to big campaigns outside of fashion. But I never want to choose one or the other. Both commercial and high fashion are what make my job so interesting," she tells the magazine.

W's September issue hits newsstands August 18. In the meantime, check out more from Gigi's shoot below:

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