It is all but to be expected that Kaia Gerber is taking the modelling world by storm with two former models as parents, and one of those being Cindy Crawford… who was without a doubt one of the most popular models of the 80s/90s (in case you didn’t already know that).
Kaia has made her runway debut in Raf Simons’ Spring/Summer 2018 Calvin Klein show this autumn after just having turned sixteen in September. She has featured on the catwalks of Versace, Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs, Prada, and Chanel (just to name a few). But this most definitely isn’t her first encounter with the fashion world, having starred in a Versace campaign at the age of ten years old and been on the cover of Vogue Paris alongside her mother at fifteen. Many people criticise Crawford for letting her children enter the world of modelling at such a young age, but like she said: Who better to guide them than her?
Kaia’s first time opening a show was for Alexander Wang at New York Fashion Week, and exactly one week later she made her London Fashion Week debut at Burberry’s show. Following that she walked for Fendi, Prada, Moschino and Versace at Milan Fashion Week. The Versace Spring/Summer 2018 show was a special runway event where Donatella Versace paid tribute to her late brother Gianni Versace by including a special supermodel segment at the end of the show bringing back five supermodel icons: Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni, Helena Christensen and Cindy Crawford. In Paris she walked for Saint Laurent, Chloe, Isabel Marant, and ended it on a high by opening for the one and only Karl Lagerfeld at Chanel.
Although her modelling career has flourished in the space of a single fashion month, Kaia, with her 2.2 million followers on Instagram is one of the many social media ‘it’ girls of our generation. And in order to be one of these, your street style needs to be at it’s A game. And Kaia’s street style is one that makes us love and envy her even more.
Shannon Doherty – Fashion Editor