Gigi Hadid missing belly button illusion
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Leave it up to Gigi Hadid to mess with our minds and to do it while wearing a crop top, no less. 

The model is well known for her daring street style and her love of all things cropped. In fact, she was recently seen in New York City sporting a cropped white denim jacket with tan sweatpants and silver dad sneaks. 

But this wasn't just your typical everyday ensemble. According to Teen Vogue, she was in the middle of a photo shoot, and it was hard to ignore the fact that Hadid seemed to be missing, well, her belly button.

Making moves.

Gigi Hadid has been busy. Most recently, she made her debut on Prada's catwalk for the autumn/winter 2019 menswear show in Milan.

Cover girl.

She was also featured on the cover of W for the magazine's holiday issue. Check out those sequins!

Tearing up the runway.

And who can forget her latest appearance in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show? Plaid. for. days.

A reliable style star.

Besides her epic modeling career, Hadid always has some of the best street-style looks. I mean, I don't know exactly what's going on here, but I know that I need it in my life.

Plain white T goddess.

Aside from James Dean, has anyone ever made a basic white T-shirt look this good? I'm drawing a blank.

A mystery is born.

Gigi Hadid missing belly button
photo: Getty Images

Most recently, Hadid was spotted in the middle of a photo shoot in New York City. But oddly enough, her belly button appeared to be MIA.

What in the world?

Gigi Hadid missing belly button
photo: Getty Images

This picture is seriously messing with me. *squints at screen*

It was all a lie.

Gigi Hadid missing belly button
photo: Getty Images

Or, more accurately, it was all an illusion. As it turns out, Hadid's belly button was simply hiding behind a flesh-toned top that was expertly fitted to make it look like her skin.

The trick to wearing crop tops in wintertime? 

Hadid may be onto something. I once thought crop tops were a no-go during the freezing winter months, but hey, this could be a helpful hack.

A classic cropped look.

So iconic that there needs to be a new word for iconic. This Grease-inspired look was unforgettable.

More crop tops, please.

Did Hadid invent the crop top? Judging by the way she rocks them, it sure seems like she did.

Skin-toned apparel for the win.

This isn't the first time Hadid has reached for clothing that perfectly blends with her body. Case in point: This super-chill look from Coachella last year.

Nudes for days.

I'm adding this sweater to my shopping list as we speak. So chic!

Keeping us on our toes.

Without a doubt, Hadid is someone who knows how to make a fashion statement. Even if it means making us wonder about the existence of her belly button.