Once upon a time, Bella Hadid was simply Gigi's younger sister—and a model whom the fashion industry had even more difficulty accepting at that. Those days might be in the past, but on Hadid's 23rd birthday on Wednesday, it's time to give her the credit that she deserves, which extends far past her 26 million Instagram followers and status in the top tier of 2018's highest paid models. Hadid has also struck out on her own thanks to her personal style, which has developed such a cult following over the years that at this point, her endorsement can even make an up-and-coming designer's career. And yet, it wasn't that long ago that Hadid was blending into the crowd on the red carpets of events like the 2014 Kids' Choice Awards. To fully appreciate Hadid's now signature, singular look, take a look back at how her approach to the red carpet has evolved, here.

Bella Hadid attends the David Foster Foundation Benefit Concert at Allstream Centre on December 5, 2013 in Toronto, Canada. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid arrives at Nickelodeon's 27th Annual Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 29, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends the DKNY fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 on February 15, 2015 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Hailey Baldwin and Bella Hadid are seen walking in West Village while taking break from photo shoot for Denim Supply Co on April 2, 2015 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends amfAR's 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Presented By Bold Films And Harry Winston at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 21, 2015 in Cap d'Antibes, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends "China: Through the Looking Glass", the 2015 Costume Institute Gala, at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends The 58th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends the De Grisogono Party at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 17, 2016 in Cap d'Antibes, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends Dior Beauty celebrates The Art of Color with Peter Philips on October 25, 2016 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends "Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garcons: Art Of The In-Between" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid seen leaving The Connaught Hotel on May 12, 2017 in London, England. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends the "Ismael's Ghosts (Les Fantomes d'Ismael)" screening and Opening Gala during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards at Hammerstein Ballroom on June 5, 2017 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid is seen strolling in "Le Marais" area on January 17, 2018 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid is seen in Manhattan on February 10, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid is seen arriving at gigi hadid home on April 23, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion & The Catholic Imagination Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 7, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid at Harper's Bazaar Icons event on September 7, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid is arriving at her apartment on September 11, 2018 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends a fashion show in Manhattan on February 13, 2019 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends Gigi Hadid's 24th Birthday at L'Avenue in Midtown on April 22, 2019 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

Bella Hadid is seen leaving her hotel during Paris Fashion Week on September 30, 2019 in Paris, France. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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