The time has come to feature the lovely mug of Karlie Kloss, considering how much it haunts my magazine pages. I haven’t heard a model’s name this much since Gisele Bundchen hit the scene in the late 90’s, and I must admit that I haven’t quite jumped on board with the same zeal as I did with the Brazilian bombshell back in the day. But, respect must be given where it is due and Karlie has certainly taken the fashion world by storm, capturing the imaginations of elite designer after elite designer. Editorial spreads, fashion shows, and ad campaigns are abounding with no sign of slowing down.
Karlie is a 6’1, 20-year-old native of Chicago, IL. She signed with NEXT Model Management in 2008 and went on to walk in 31 New York Fashion Week shows that year as well as 20 in Milan and 13 in Paris. There’s been no looking back for Karlie as she continues to rack up credentials and clout, on the verge of becoming a household name. Being the current darling of Vogue Magazine doesn’t hurt matters either…I nearly counted how many times she was pictured in my January Vogue, but decided it would be too tedious. I’d estimate at least 30 appearances in that edition alone, no exaggeration. With 4 strong years in the spotlight, it’s almost inevitable that she run into some sort of public scandal, which happened a few months ago in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, when Karlie was dressed in VS’s “November” lingerie get-up. AKA the FSU mascot. For the story on that, check out my previous post, here: https://whimsingtongardens.wordpress.com/2012/11/18/amid-scandal-victorias-secret-posts-apology-and-pulls-native-american-ensemble-from-december-broadcast/
Karlie attributes much of her grace on the runway and in front of the camera to her classical ballet training. Tyra Banks called her one of her favorite models thanks to her “unusual and atypical beauty.” Ok, Karlie…do ya thang girl! I wish her the same success in her next 20 years!