kaia gerber makes her runway debut at calvin klein
The young model is following in her mother's iconic footsteps.
Kaia Gerber made her first trip down the runway yesterday at Calvin Klein's NYFW presentation. As per Raf Simons' show notes, the spring/summer 18 collection took its inspiration from film: more specifically, "from the dream-factory of Hollywood and its depictions of both an American nightmare, and the all-powerful American dream." Raf's title? Sweat Dreams.
"Fashion tries to hide the horror and embrace only beauty," the designer said, "But they are both a part of life. This collection is a celebration of that: a celebration of American life."
Kaia shared the runway with Natalie Westing, Julia Nobis, Selena Forrest and newcomer Remington Williams. She wore the silk cowboy-inspired shirting which Raf first debuted last season. Her mother, Cindy Crawford, sat front and centre to support — a neat role reversal, given the supermodel was a regular on Calvin Klein's runways in the 90s.
16-year-old Kaia has already fronted a fragrance campaign for Marc Jacobs and an eyewear campaign for Miu Miu. She boasts a tidy 1.6 million Instagram followers and is signed to IMG.
Hear from the original master in Calvin Klein's episode of i-D's i-Cons.