Kaia Gerber doesn’t like to be called a model

Kaia Gerber doesn’t like being labelled as a model.The 18-year-old began her career at the tender age of 10 and has since walked the runway for the likes of Versace, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel. But when asked for her career advice …

Kaia Gerber doesn’t like being labelled as a model.

The 18-year-old began her career at the tender age of 10 and has since walked the runway for the likes of Versace, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel.

But when asked for her career advice to budding young models wanting to get their big break in the industry, Kaia was quick to insist that she was more than just a pretty face.

“Well, I always like to say, I model – but I am not a model,” she told Teen Vogue. “Because once you put ‘a’ or ‘an’ ahead of a title, it staples that to you. So, my advice to others who want to navigate new territories would be to not hesitate and just do what would make you proud. Never box yourself in.”

The daughter of supermodel icon Cindy Crawford also discussed her new capsule collection with Jimmy Choo and revealed she didn’t want to include skyscraper heels in her debut footwear line simply because she doesn’t like wearing them.

“I’m not typically the type to dress on-trend. I’m an ‘if I like it, I like it’ type girl,” she explained. “It was sort of a selfish decision because I’m not big on high-heels.”

The limited-edition line features four styles – lace-up combat boots, western boots, slingback heels, and a pair of slides – and Kaia kept her family in mind when she designed the collection with creative director Sandra Choi.

“I really wanted to make a shoe that my mom, my friends, or even my grandmother could wear,” she shared.

Fifteen per cent of all sales from the Jimmy Choo x KAIA collaboration, which is available now, will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Kaia Gerber shows off angel tattoo in topless snap

Kaia Gerber has showcased her new angel tattoo with a topless snap on social media.The 18-year-old model, and daughter of fashion icon Cindy Crawford, debuted the delicate ink on her ribcage in a steamy mirror selfie which she shared with her fans and …

Kaia Gerber has showcased her new angel tattoo with a topless snap on social media.

The 18-year-old model, and daughter of fashion icon Cindy Crawford, debuted the delicate ink on her ribcage in a steamy mirror selfie which she shared with her fans and followers on Instagram.

Famous friends including Paris Hilton and designer Alexander Wang showed their love for Kaia’s new ink, while Diplo jokingly commented: “My like is the like of a gentleman.”

The tattoo comes just days after her older brother Presley Gerber caused controversy with his new face inking, which was designed and inked by New York-based tattoo artist Jonathan “JonBoy” Valena.

The 20-year-old posted a video on Instagram which showed him getting the word “MISUNDERSTOOD” tattooed across his right cheekbone, and he later addressed the criticism in an Instagram Live video, telling his critics: “F**k you if you don’t like it.”

“If I thought this was going to ruin my face or I didn’t want this, I wouldn’t have done it. I think that’s a pretty obvious thing,” he declared, according to New York Post’s Page Six. “It says misunderstood, because that’s how I felt my entire life.”

Earlier this year, Kaia and Presley cemented their sibling bond with a family tattoo session.

She opted to get a delicate flower on her left wrist and interlocking arms in the shape of a heart on her right shoulder, while her brother chose to get a few small tattoos on his fingers.

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Cindy Crawford tapped as face of Jones New York

Cindy Crawford is the new face of fashion brand Jones New York.The supermodel continues to be one of the most sought-after names in the industry, having appeared in hundreds of campaigns and runway shows since launching her career in 1986. Now, Cindy …

Cindy Crawford is the new face of fashion brand Jones New York.

The supermodel continues to be one of the most sought-after names in the industry, having appeared in hundreds of campaigns and runway shows since launching her career in 1986.

Now, Cindy is partnering with Jones New York on the label’s spring 2020 marketing imagery and will also participate in upcoming promotional events set to kick off in early March.

“I’m excited to work with Jones New York, an iconic American brand that I’ve always admired,” she shared. “They recognise women’s busy schedules and cater to their needs; whether it’s a meeting, kid’s soccer game, date night, or girl’s night out, not only are the clothes stylish and comfortable, but they can take you from day to night, weekday to weekend.”

Shot by Boo George, one campaign image shows Cindy posing in a classic suit while standing in the middle of a pedestrian crossing, while another depicts her in a white shirt and gazing into the distance.

And as the collaboration coincides with International Women’s Month, the 53-year-old and bosses at Jones New York are also going to partner with a nonprofit organisation that uplifts women.

“Cindy Crawford embodies the spirit of the Jones New York woman,” added Natasha Fishman, executive vice president of marketing at Authentic Brands Group, owner of Jones New York. “From supermodel to super entrepreneur, Cindy is a trailblazer who defined industry standards and forged a new path for women.”

Collections from Jones New York can be purchased from the company’s website and leading U.S. department stores.

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Presley Gerber defends face tattoo

Presley Gerber has responded to backlash over his new face tattoo.The 20-year-old model, the son of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, posted a video on Instagram last week which showed him getting the word “MISUNDERSTOOD” tattooed across his right cheek…

Presley Gerber has responded to backlash over his new face tattoo.

The 20-year-old model, the son of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, posted a video on Instagram last week which showed him getting the word “MISUNDERSTOOD” tattooed across his right cheekbone by New York-based tattoo artist Jonathan ‘JonBoy’ Valena.

The fresh ink didn’t go down well many of Presley’s followers, who questioned why he would “ruin” his face with the design. One user wrote, “Why would you ruin your pretty face like that? Isn’t THAT the money maker?”

Now, Presley has addressed the criticism in an Instagram Live video, in which he made it clear that he had no regrets over his new tattoo.

“If I thought this was going to ruin my face or I didn’t want this, I wouldn’t have done it. I think that’s a pretty obvious thing,” he declared, according to New York Post’s Page Six. “It says misunderstood, because that’s how I felt my entire life.”

He reportedly grew increasingly upset about the negative comments and said, “Look at these f**king haters out here… F**k you if you don’t like it.”

His girlfriend, model Cameron Rorrison, also interjected, “His parents love it, by the way.”

Presley, who has starred in campaigns for the likes of HUGO, Calvin Klein, and Topshop, already has quite an extensive tattoo collection. He has floral artwork on the backs of both hands, words written across his fingers and multiple small designs on his neck, as well as his sister Kaia Gerber’s name on his left arm.

In January, he got the word “HAHA” written across his fingers, with one letter on each digit of his left hand, when he visited tattoo artist Evan Kim with Kaia.

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Presley Gerber unveils face tattoo

Presley Gerber has debuted a dramatic new face tattoo. The 20-year-old model, the son of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, uploaded a video on Instagram on Friday of him getting the inking from New York-based tattoo artist Jonathan ‘JonBoy’ Valena and t…

Presley Gerber has debuted a dramatic new face tattoo.

The 20-year-old model, the son of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, uploaded a video on Instagram on Friday of him getting the inking from New York-based tattoo artist Jonathan ‘JonBoy’ Valena and then shared a picture of him with JonBoy after the session with the caption, “Thanks homie @jonboytattoo.”

The tattoo artist posted a close-up picture of his work on his Instagram page, showing that Presley had got the word “MISUNDERSTOOD” in capital letters inked along his right cheekbone.

Sharing the same photo of him posing with Presley, JonBoy preemptively apologised to the supermodel by writing in the caption, “Sorry mom.”

Many of Presley’s followers on Instagram questioned why he would “ruin” his face with the design. One user wrote, “Why would you ruin your pretty face like that? Isn’t THAT the money maker?”

Presley, who has starred in campaigns for the likes of HUGO, Calvin Klein and Topshop, already has quite an extensive tattoo collection. He has floral artwork on the backs of both hands, words written across his fingers and multiple small designs on his neck, as well as his sister Kaia Gerber’s name on his left arm.

In January, Kaia and Presley paid a visit to tattoo artist Evan Kim and had a joint tattoo session. Kaia, 18, came away with a small flower bouquet on her wrist, along with interlocking arms in the shape of a heart on her right shoulder, while Presley got the word “HAHA” written across his fingers, with one letter on each digit of his left hand.

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Kaia Gerber teams with Jimmy Choo on capsule collection

Kaia Gerber has partnered with the team at Jimmy Choo on a capsule collection.The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford, is fronting the luxury footwear brand’s marketing imagery for a third season. But in addition to appearing in the spring/su…

Kaia Gerber has partnered with the team at Jimmy Choo on a capsule collection.

The model, who is the daughter of Cindy Crawford, is fronting the luxury footwear brand’s marketing imagery for a third season.

But in addition to appearing in the spring/summer 2020 campaign, with the images captured by Craig McDean, Kaia has also worked alongside creative director Sandra Choi on an exclusive line.

“I jumped at the chance to work with Sandra on my dream capsule of shoe and boot styles, it was such an honour to be able to brainstorm creatively and I am so thrilled with the result,” she commented. “I wanted an effortless on/off duty wardrobe that could work with any look in a colour palette that talked to my Cali roots while adapting to any city, at any time, anywhere.”

Inspired by the popular Cruz boot, a style Kaia has adopted as one of her wardrobe staples, the capsule is comprised of four designs. Presented in a colour palette of earthy tones and black, along with printed snake and suede fabrics, the line includes the K-CRUZ lace-up combat, the K-JESSE Western boot, as well as the K-SLINGBACK and K-SLIDE, both of which are balanced on low heels and have a hint of ’90s retro minimalism.

And Sandra is delighted with the final result.

“Kaia is a modern supermodel, she represents the archetypal Jimmy Choo muse for a new era. Off the catwalk, Kaia has a signature personal style that is the epitome of effortless cool,” the designer praised. “From her first campaign with us, Kaia has worn our Cruz combat, it became her go-to and that led us to have a conversation about collaborating on her capsule shoe wardrobe.”

Fifteen per cent of all sales from the Jimmy Choo x Kaia capsule will be donated to the 18-year-old’s charity of choice, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk star in Carine Roitfeld’s wearable calendar

Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk are among the stars who feature in Carine Roitfeld’s new T-shirt calendar.For the 2020 edition of the CR Calendar, the former editor of Vogue Paris decided to ditch the traditional paper version in favour of creating 12 r…

Cindy Crawford and Irina Shayk are among the stars who feature in Carine Roitfeld’s new T-shirt calendar.

For the 2020 edition of the CR Calendar, the former editor of Vogue Paris decided to ditch the traditional paper version in favour of creating 12 recycled cotton T-shirts which each feature a model striking a pose to represent their associated star sign.

Shot by Brianna Capozzi, the project features Cindy underwater for Pisces, Irina as Capricorn, Doutzen Kroes under a waterfall for Aquarius, Stella Maxwell in brown thigh-high boots as Taurus, and Candice Swanepoel in a complex yoga pose for Libra.

Carine told WWD that she wanted to create the T-shirt calendar for 2020, as opposed to a traditional paper one, in an effort to be more sustainable.

“We have to change, no? We have to make surprise,” she explained. “We did two already and did so many before with Vogue Paris so we decided to do a T-shirt because, first of all, less paper, so it’s more eco-friendly.”

All of the models posed for the calendar for free and 100 per cent of the proceeds from sales of the T-shirts will go to their chosen charities.

Roitfeld explained she was drawn to using star signs for the unique calendar because horoscopes are a big deal in the fashion industry.

“In fashion, people really ask it,” the 65-year-old shared. “Even Riccardo Tisci, one of the first things he asks someone when he meets them is ‘what is your sign.’ People are very excited to know the sign of the other one. It’s a way to break the ice.”

She also believes that working with a people who have a specific star sign is the key to success.

“Twenty-five years working with Tom Ford. He’s a Virgo. I’m a Virgo. 10 years with Karl Lagerfeld. He was a Virgo. I’m a Virgo,” she mused.

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Cindy Crawford shares epic celebrity photo from 2003

Cindy Crawford has shared an epic celebrity throwback photo on social media, with the snap featuring the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Gabrielle Union.The supermodel posted the star-studded image on Instagram in honour of the popular hashtag #WCW, whic…

Cindy Crawford has shared an epic celebrity throwback photo on social media, with the snap featuring the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Gabrielle Union.

The supermodel posted the star-studded image on Instagram in honour of the popular hashtag #WCW, which stands for Woman Crush Wednesday.

Actresses Aniston, Union, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Deidre Hall, Allison Janney, Fran Drescher, models Amber Valletta, Rachel Hunter, and TV host Nancy O’Dell all feature in the picture taken in 2003.

And eagle-eyed fans even spotted the late Carrie Fisher and her daughter Billie Lourd in the 16-person photo, which fans of Cindy said was the best celebrity group photo since Ellen DeGeneres’s record-breaking Oscars selfie in 2014.

“That’s a lot of girl power in one photo. #WCW,” the 53-year-old model wrote in the caption.

While followers speculated about the exact event the women were at – with one even suggesting it was Hunter’s wedding to Rod Stewart in 1990 as the model is wearing a white strapless dress – it was, in fact, a charity fashion show which raised money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, according to editors at People.com.

The women walked the catwalk as attendees placed bids on luxury items including five-star trips to Paris, Greece, and New York.

“OMGGGGGG!! That felt like 5 min ago!!!” Union commented on the snap, while So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley wrote: “Good lord! Now that’s a gang!”

Since the photo was taken, beloved Star Wars icon Fisher has passed away. She died following a stroke in December 2016.

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Cindy Crawford reflects on ‘big shift’ digital cameras caused in fashion world

Cindy Crawford has reflected on the impact digital cameras have had on the modelling industry.The supermodel started working in 1986 and quickly began starring in campaigns alongside fellow stars including Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Sc…

Cindy Crawford has reflected on the impact digital cameras have had on the modelling industry.

The supermodel started working in 1986 and quickly began starring in campaigns alongside fellow stars including Christy Turlington, Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, and Kate Moss.

Over the course of her career, Crawford has posed for many photographers, including the late Richard Avedon and Herb Ritts, but in an interview held as part of Vogue’s recent Forces of Fashion conference, she pondered whether the use of digital cameras means that there is less spontaneity on set when compared to traditional film.

“What I’ve noticed is sometimes (photographers are) like, ‘OK, we got it.’ Because they see it big (on a screen),” she commented. “Sometimes that next thing that was gonna happen was like the unplanned thing. Or sometimes, for instance, you’re modelling and you’ll do something that looks bad but the next thing was gonna look good but they’ll stop you at the bad… we used to be like, ‘O.K. now we’ve got it, let’s just do two rolls for the heck of it and throw it away,’ and that might be where the magic is.”

Crawford went on to recall how strange it was when photographers such as Michael Thompson first began using digital cameras, as there was less focus on what the model was doing.

“When you were shooting with film and there was no monitor, all the attention was on the set, on the model. So, there was an aspect that you were performing in front of the hair(stylists), the make-up (artists), the stylist. Everyone’s eyes were on you, and when you’re receiving that (attention), you put it on, you perform,” the 53-year-old remembered. “All of a sudden, everyone was hovered around the monitor, and I’d be standing on set like, ‘Guys, I’m over here, I feel alone.’ That was a big shift for me.”

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Donatella Versace: ‘Comparisons to Gianni nearly destroyed me’

Donatella Versace struggled with comparisons to her late brother Gianni Versace when she took over his fashion house.The Italian designer was forced to succeed her sibling as chief creative director at the brand following Gianni’s tragic murder at the …

Donatella Versace struggled with comparisons to her late brother Gianni Versace when she took over his fashion house.

The Italian designer was forced to succeed her sibling as chief creative director at the brand following Gianni’s tragic murder at the age of 50 in 1997.

Donatella staged her first haute couture show for Versace in Paris one year after Gianni’s death, and in a conversation with Anna Wintour as part of the 2019 Forces of Fashion conference, she recalled how difficult the time was for her.

“To be compared to Gianni was not only tough, it destroyed me,” she stated. “Because Gianni was the king, Gianni was Gianni. He’d create something incredible. If you go through his archive, you always learn. Everybody learns, not only me…. I thought I was going to fail. The whole world was (wondering), ‘Is she going to fail?’ But I don’t know how, this strength came to me… (I thought), ‘I need to keep going, even if I suffer.'”

Donatella has continued to oversee the company, and in September 2017, honoured her brother by having his favourite ’90s supermodels – Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer, and Carla Bruni – walk the runway.

As for the future of the brand, the fashion icon is hoping to continue mentoring rising talent and finding new ways to embrace sustainability.

“I mean I’ve embraced a lot of young designers, even for the Versus line, when we’re still doing Versus, but the world is now full of young talent,” the 64-year-old commented. “We are interested in sustainability, which is a big issue, and we all should look to make this world better and less dirty… We do little steps, little by little, but we’re going to get there.”

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