“In some ways, I wish I could have pushed it off a year or two,” the runway veteran told The Associated Press. “But she’s 16. That’s how old I was when I started, which is young, but in fashion that’s kind of the normal age when people start.”
Gerber might have been the breakout star of the season, making her debut for Calvin Klein and opening for Chanel, but she’s still a child in Casa Crawford. “My daughter just got her driver’s license,” her mother revealed. “I’m a lot more concerned about her driving by herself than her entering the world of modeling.”
Of allowing both Kaia and her brother, Presley, to follow in their mother’s footsteps, Crawford said: “The great thing for my kids is that I know a lot about that world. I feel like: Who better to help guide them than me?”
“I didn’t know my daughter was doing that show,” Crawford said. “The models themselves do not really get booked until the day before or two days before. And finally Kaia got booked for it, and I said, ‘You know I am doing that show, right?’”
“She’s like, ‘Wait, do we have to walk down together?’ I said, ‘No. I don’t even want to walk down with you. I’m going to walk down with the ladies that are my age. You can go with the girls that are your age.’”
See Kaia Gerber’s burgeoning runway CV below.