Kaia Gerber lands Saint Laurent campaign

Kaia Gerber has been snapped up by fashion bosses at Saint Laurent for their upcoming Fall campaign. The 16-year-old’s new video ad features her modelling the brand’s latest designs to a soundtrack of The Velvet Underground’s Venus in Furs. Bosses …

Kaia Gerber has been snapped up by fashion bosses at Saint Laurent for their upcoming Fall campaign.

The 16-year-old’s new video ad features her modelling the brand’s latest designs to a soundtrack of The Velvet Underground’s Venus in Furs.

Bosses at the French fashion house released the footage along with four black-and-white images on Thursday (19Apr18), two months after Kaia, who has become one of the world’s most in-demand models in just two years, stunned on the Saint Laurent runway in February (18).

Brand creative director Anthony Vaccarello has also recruited longtime Saint Laurent muse Betty Catroux for the Fall campaign, while Kate Moss, Zoe Kravitz, Vincent Gallo, and Laetitia Casta all appeared in the fashion house’s Spring 2018 campaign.

Kaia’s supermodel mum Cindy Crawford, who manages the teen and her brother Presley, recently told the May issue of Town & Country Magazine she’s grooming her kids to take control of their own modelling careers, stating: “Eventually I want to empower them to be in charge of their own careers, but they’re not ready for that yet. Right now they’re mostly, ‘Mum, just tell me what to do’.”

And she warned that anyone who takes advantage of her kids will have her to answer to.

“As far as being a mother of two young people going into fashion, of course I worry, but let’s be honest, my kids are blessed in that business because they aren’t coming in as unknowns,” she explained. “People will know I will come after them if they mess with my kids.”

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Cindy Crawford and Taylor Hill worry about invasive photographers

Cindy Crawford and Taylor Hill are concerned that models don’t have enough privacy backstage at fashion shows.The 52-year-old fashion legend took on the role as interviewer in a chat with the Victoria’s Secret Angel for American InStyle, where the pair…

Cindy Crawford and Taylor Hill are concerned that models don’t have enough privacy backstage at fashion shows.

The 52-year-old fashion legend took on the role as interviewer in a chat with the Victoria’s Secret Angel for American InStyle, where the pair discussed the treatment of fellow models today.

During New York Fashion Week in February (18), models were offered private changing rooms for the first time, and both Cindy and Taylor hope this initiative will continue to protect girls from having intimate pictures taken without their knowledge.

“Well, the problem now is everyone has cell phones,” Cindy mused. “There’s not a corner where someone can’t snap a picture, you know?”

“There’s not a place for the girls to change in private away from the press and photographers,” Taylor added. “There are girls who are 16 years old, like I was when I first started, changing in an open space, I was always so afraid of that happening to me, because once that happens, it’s out there.”

The 22-year-old has taken to the catwalk for brands such as Versace, Anna Sui, and Bottega Veneta, though admitted she initially turned down the agency that scouted her as she “was so nerdy, tall, and skinny and felt so awkward”.

Taylor further shared that she owes a lot to her mum, and commented that Cindy’s 16-year-old model daughter was lucky to have Cindy as a role model.

However, in a separate interview with Porter magazine, the mother-of-two shared that Kaia often turns to Karlie Kloss for advice.

“Kaia is very fortunate she has Karlie as a fashion business big sister,” Cindy smiled. “She understands what it’s like to be in Kaia’s shoes and sometimes it’s easier for Kaia to hear the same advice from someone other than her mother! I also know that Karlie is keeping an eye out for Kaia and that gives me comfort as I can’t be there every minute.”

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Cindy Crawford regrets doing nude shoots

Veteran supermodel Cindy Crawford regrets going nude for certain shoots and hopes her daughter never has to reluctantly strip off. The 52-year-old mother-of-two tells the May issue of Town & Country Magazine she’s very proud of some of the naked shoot…

Veteran supermodel Cindy Crawford regrets going nude for certain shoots and hopes her daughter never has to reluctantly strip off.

The 52-year-old mother-of-two tells the May issue of Town & Country Magazine she’s very proud of some of the naked shoots she’s done in the past, but there are others she still has nightmares about.

“I’ve done nude photos, lots,” she says. “The only ones I regretted were the ones that I kind of got talked into.

“I don’t want my children to ever look back and think, ‘Gosh, I wish I hadn’t done that’. I want to empower them to just say, ‘I’m outta here.'”

Cindy’s daughter, Kaia Gerber, is now an in-demand catwalk and cover beauty, while her son Presley is also making waves as a model – and mum is the siblings’ manager.

“Eventually I want to empower them to be in charge of their own careers, but they’re not ready for that yet,” she adds. “Right now they’re mostly, ‘Mum, just tell me what to do.'”

Cindy might regret a few nude shoots, but she insists she has never been abused or harassed as a model and most photographers and magazine bosses she worked with were respectful.

“I’m really lucky, because I don’t have a #MeToo story,” Cindy explains, referencing the anti-harassment movement that launched last year (17), but should anyone take advantage of her kids, they will have her to answer to.

“As far as being a mother of two young people going into fashion, of course I worry, but let’s be honest, my kids are blessed in that business because they aren’t coming in as unknowns,” she explains. “People will know I will come after them if they mess with my kids.”

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Karl Lagerfeld giving away prom dresses to underprivileged girls

Karl Lagerfeld is giving away prom dresses to underprivileged girls during the month of April (18).The German couturier, who oversees luxury brands Chanel and Fendi, unveiled his namesake label in 1984 and has gone on to expand the company to include c…

Karl Lagerfeld is giving away prom dresses to underprivileged girls during the month of April (18).

The German couturier, who oversees luxury brands Chanel and Fendi, unveiled his namesake label in 1984 and has gone on to expand the company to include childrenswear, accessories and footwear.

Now, executives at Paris-based Karl Lagerfeld are teaming with officials at non-profit organisation Girls Inc. of New York City to offer over 100 senior students a dress to wear to their high school dance.

Announcing the partnership, brand representatives explained that Lagerfeld will donate one dress from his range for every dress purchased from the label’s website, with the initiative kicking off from Wednesday (04Apr18). Most of Lagerfeld’s party dresses are priced from $99 to $228 (£70 – £162).

And on 27 April, girls from the New York area will be eligible to visit a Prom Pop-Up Store to choose an outfit.

Girls Inc. was founded in 1945 by Rachel Harris Johnson with the intention of encouraging all girls to be “Strong, Smart, and Bold” through direct service and advocacy.

The organisation equips girls with the skills to navigate through economic, gender, and social barriers and to grow up as independent individuals. Other companies who have previously worked with Girls Inc. across the U.S. include Dove, Eileen Fisher, Motorola Foundation and The Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Lagerfeld’s new initiative comes after he announced in January that he would be collaborating with rising fashion star Kaia Gerber, the 16-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford, would be designing a capsule collection for the brand which will be comprised of ready-to-wear and accessories.

Merging Karl’s Parisian chic aesthetic and Kaia’s signature West Coast casual style, the Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia collection will hit stores in September.

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Donatella Versace: ‘I miss the fights between supermodels!’

Donatella Versace longs for the days where supermodels engaged in “amazing” competition.The Italian fashion designer has been a leading figure in the industry for decades, having witnessed the rise of the supermodel during the ’90s, where names includi…

Donatella Versace longs for the days where supermodels engaged in “amazing” competition.

The Italian fashion designer has been a leading figure in the industry for decades, having witnessed the rise of the supermodel during the ’90s, where names including Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington and Linda Evangelista ruled the runways.

In a new chat with British Vogue, Donatella has shared that the thing she misses most about the revolutionary era is the fierce competition between the biggest catwalk stars.

“The competition was amazing,” she said to the publication. “This doesn’t exist now. We’re all friends backstage. I said to Gigi (Hadid), ‘Can you please start a fight with somebody?’ Because I miss the fights!”

Donatella went on to explain that models today still share the desire “to be better than the other” but are “afraid to express it” in the current climate.

However, one thing the 62-year-old believes they do share with their predecessors is their ability to convey personality away from the runway.

“Back then it really was about them, their personalities, the real people they were,” she recalled. “Now I think it’s happening again, with Gigi, Bella (Hadid), Kendall (Jenner) and those girls, in a different way – because of Instagram.”

Donatella has remained close with many of her ’90s companions, recruiting Naomi, Carla Bruni, Helena Christensen, Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford to close her spring/summer 2018 show last September (17), and she has fond memories of their nights out together.

“In my heyday, the most fun part was to get ready with all my girls,” she smiled. “Naomi and Kate (Moss) and Amber (Valletta), we were all at my house for five hours, doing absolutely nothing. We’d put on a little bit of eyeshadow and talk and shout.”

“You left the party after half an hour, but when you arrived you made a statement,” she added.

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Cindy Crawford dances her way through Reserved’s new ’80s-set campaign

Cindy Crawford has shown off her impressive dance skills in a new campaign for Reserved.The Polish high street label has previously tapped the likes of Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne to front its adverts, and now it’s legendary supermodel Cindy’s turn. …

Cindy Crawford has shown off her impressive dance skills in a new campaign for Reserved.

The Polish high street label has previously tapped the likes of Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne to front its adverts, and now it’s legendary supermodel Cindy’s turn.

As well as the print adverts which drop on 15 March (18), the 52-year-old has also shot video footage for the brand and shared a sneak peek on her social media accounts.

“So much fun dancing down the street with @gvsgvs. Something big coming March 15! @Reserved,” she teased next to the video.

In the ’80s-set footage, shot by filmmaker Gordon von Steiner, Cindy models a chic pink trouser suit, and does her best Michael Jackson impression as she dances down a sunny street, while glamorous neighbours look on.

Set to synth music, the slogan I Love You Cindy flashes up, with the ‘O’ letter in the word ‘Love’ stylised in the shape of a heart.

Reserved has also teased details of the collaboration on its social media platforms.

“#iLoveYouCindy Wait for the full story – watch it on March 15th. #Reserved #ReservedForMe #campaign#teaser #video #cindycrawford,” the video caption reads.

And next to a photo of Cindy looking out over sand dune: “Damn, it’s @cindycrawford! #iLoveYouCindy #Reserved #ReservedForMe #campaign #teaser.”

Reserved launched on the British high street in 2017, opening a store on London’s famous Oxford Street.

For the brand’s Christmas campaign, label bosses hired Adwoa Aboah, Jourdan Dunn, Irina Shayk and Jon Kortajarena to show off party season offerings.

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Kaia Gerber lands Chanel campaign

Kaia Gerber is Chanel’s new poster girl.Model of the moment Kaia, the daughter of runway legend Cindy Crawford, has been walking for the French label since October 2017, but has yet to star in a Chanel campaign – until now. Chanel head Karl Lagerfeld h…

Kaia Gerber is Chanel’s new poster girl.

Model of the moment Kaia, the daughter of runway legend Cindy Crawford, has been walking for the French label since October 2017, but has yet to star in a Chanel campaign – until now.

Chanel head Karl Lagerfeld has tapped 16-year-old Kaia to appear in the brand’s spring 2018 handbag ads. Karl pulled double duty on the campaign by shooting the images himself, with the result a series of black and white photos which see Kaia posing with the luxury accessories.

The setting for the shoot was the study at Mademoiselle Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel’s apartment at 31 Rue Cambon in Paris, with Kaia reclining on a sofa wearing a variety of outfits, including Chanel’s signature tweed as she shows off the new 11.12, Gabrielle and Boy handbags.

The campaign further cements Kaia and Karl’s professional partnership. It was announced in January (18) that Kaia will be designing a capsule collection for the Karl Lagerfeld label, made up of ready-to-wear and accessories.

Described as blending Karl’s Parisian chic aesthetic and Kaia’s signature West Coast casual style, the Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia collection hits stores in September (18).

“When Karl first told us his idea to collaborate with Kaia, we were all excited by the incredible potential and power of bringing their two worlds together,” Karl Lagerfeld’s chief executive officer Pier Paolo Righi previously commented. “We have been working intensely over the last months with Kaia in L.A. and at our studio in Paris. It was exciting to see her clear vision, passion and engagement, and the collection will definitely inspire many young women.”

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Presley Gerber gets tattoo tribute to sister Kaia

Presley Gerber has proved his sister Kaia’s biggest fan by getting an inking of her name on his body.The model siblings, the offspring of catwalk legend Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber, enjoy a close bond, that extends much further than their…

Presley Gerber has proved his sister Kaia’s biggest fan by getting an inking of her name on his body.

The model siblings, the offspring of catwalk legend Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber, enjoy a close bond, that extends much further than their joint career paths.

The 18-year-old stopped by A-list studio Bang Bang Tattoos in New York on Thursday (15Feb18), where tattooist to the stars Jonboy inked Kaia and the number 23 in Roman numerals on his right arm.

Uploading a snap to Instagram, Presley simply titled the photo “23”, though fans have been left baffled at the significance of the number.

Kaia shared the image on her own account, telling her legion of followers: “@presleygerber best big bro ever” along with three broken heart emojis.

The 16-year-old model of the moment was in attendance when Presley sat for the etching, as was his girlfriend Charlotte D’Alessio, who uploaded a snap mid-tattoo.

Cindy and Rande were quick to share their approval, with the model writing “Cool” underneath, and Rande stating: “RG + JG APPROVED!”

Kaia also added a message, telling him he was “best bro in the world”.

Kaia has just wrapped up a successful New York Fashion Week, where she walked for Coach, Anna Sui and Calvin Klein, among others, and she’ll no doubt be heading to London for the British capital’s run of Fashion Week shows.

Her proud parents were in the audience at the CK show, sitting front row alongside the likes of Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and A$AP Rocky.

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Nicole Kidman heaps praise on Raf Simons at Calvin Klein NYFW show

Nicole Kidman graced the star-studded front row of the Calvin Klein show in support of designer Raf Simons on Tuesday night (13Feb18).The actress jetted to New York to watch the label’s much anticipated New York Fashion Week show, and positioned hersel…

Nicole Kidman graced the star-studded front row of the Calvin Klein show in support of designer Raf Simons on Tuesday night (13Feb18).

The actress jetted to New York to watch the label’s much anticipated New York Fashion Week show, and positioned herself between fellow Australian movie star Margot Robbie and her Big Little Lies co-star Laura Dern.

After Calvin Klein concluded the grand unveiling of its latest collection, the 50-year-old was keen to extend her compliments to Simons, who was appointed chief creative officer at the label in 2016.

“I was smiling at how he’s so inclusive,” Nicole enthused to British Vogue. “He’s so warm and his soul is so pure, and I think you always see that. He’s so warm, and it’s needed. Right?

“And beauty! Just incredible beauty. He combines it all and it becomes this ethereal modern, extraordinary charm.”

The Moulin Rouge! star paid tribute to the designer by dressing exclusively in Calvin Klein, wearing a bowling shirt teamed with a long pencil skirt and ankle boots, and posted a picture of her outfit ahead of the fashion presentation on Instagram, captioning it: “Off to the Calvin Klein show. So excited Xx #CalvinKlein #RafSimons #nyfw.”

Nicole was joined in the front row by a plethora of famous faces, including teen star Millie Bobby Brown, who was previously the face of the American fashion house’s spring 2017 collection. The 13-year-old was outfitted in a purple Calvin Klein by Appointment skirt with varsity letters which she layered over a white turtleneck sweater.

Cindy Crawford also made an appearance with her husband Rande Gerber, with the proud parents watching on as their 16-year-old daughter Kaia Gerber walked the catwalk, while Helena Christensen witnessed her model son Mingus Reedus’s second Calvin Klein show.

Other A-list guests included ASAP Rocky, Paris Jackson and Lupita Nyong’o.

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Presley Gerber: ‘Teaming up with mum Cindy Crawford was like working with a friend’

Presley Gerber loved teaming up with mother Cindy Crawford on Pepsi’s Super Bowl commercial, comparing it to “going to work with one of my friends”.The 18-year-old son of Cindy and husband Rande Gerber has rapidly made a name for himself in the modelli…

Presley Gerber loved teaming up with mother Cindy Crawford on Pepsi’s Super Bowl commercial, comparing it to “going to work with one of my friends”.

The 18-year-old son of Cindy and husband Rande Gerber has rapidly made a name for himself in the modelling world in recent months, making his runway debut in 2016 and since starring in campaigns for names including Calvin Klein. Now the teenager can add another string to his bow, after becoming part of the Pepsi legacy in the new advert, which debuted during the Super Bowl on Sunday night (04Feb18).

In the spot, Presley is seen grabbing a can of Pepsi from a vending machine, before throwing it over to Cindy, who shows off her model prowess as she drinks seductively from the tin.

“This is the Pepsi for this model,” the voiceover begins, “and his mom… Hi Cindy! Show ’em how it’s done.” Cindy’s 1992 commercial for the soft drink company, which saw her similarly getting a can of Pepsi from a vending machine at a pit stop on a road trip, remains iconic to this day.

Presley, who previously appeared in one of Cindy’s Pepsi commercials when he was a toddler, opened up about working with Cindy during an interview with PeopleStyle, admitting it was anything but a chore teaming up with his supermodel parent.

“I am really excited to be in (Pepsi’s) commercial with my mom, especially since her commercial from back in the day is so iconic. I feel like now I get to hop in there with her, which is really cool,” he smiled. “We literally drove from our house to work together, then drove home together. But we’re a really tight family, so it was just like going to work with one of your friends. It was so fun, and easy.”

Presley also detailed how he and his famous family, which includes another up and coming model in the form of his sister Kaia, enjoy the Super Bowl.

“Our Super Bowl Sunday usually has to do with some spicy chicken wings, a barbecue and the game near the beach at our house in Malibu. That’s usually what we do,” he explained.

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