Most people spend the weeks after their 16th birthday eagerly awaiting their exam results or choosing colleges, but for Kaia Gerber it was a different story. Just four days after reaching the age models are legally allowed to walk the runway, Cindy Crawford‘s daughter made her fashion week debut in Raf Simons’s sophomore Calvin Klein collection. And what a debut it was.
Taking the fourth-exit slot in a black and white stiff-collared shirt with canary-yellow pants and a color-pop turquoise polo neck, Kaia was transformed from the all-American girl we know and love her to be into a new-gen mid-west cowgirl. It was a look that Jessie from Toy Story would have been proud of. Later, the new model took to the Alexander Wang runway for Spring 2018. Read the Vogue.me review on the Alexander Wang Spring 2018 collection.
Speaking of her big debut, Kaia took to Instagram to share her enthusiasm for her very first booking. “There are no words to describe how I feel,” she wrote. “I love you endlessly Raf!” Growing up in a household where catwalking is a normal profession –Kaia’s brother Presley has already followed in their mother’s footsteps and walked in shows including Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, and Moschino – her debut walk in front of big-name editors came with a nonchalant ease that will ensure this won’t be the only fashion week she takes part in. Watch this space.
First published on Vogue.co.uk