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5 Things We Learned About Karlie Kloss

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From coding to fashion, Karlie Kloss dishes on her favorite things to Booth Moore, THR's senior fashion editor.

Karlie Kloss, the 24-year-old supermodel extraordinaire, fresh off the stage announcing this year's British Fashion Council's Fashion Awards nominees with Swarovski at the Soho House, speaks with THR's senior fashion editor, Booth Moore, at the Swarovski store at The Grove in Los Angeles. She dishes on three of her favorite topics: fashion ("the nice one's finish first"), philanthropy ("focused on preserving and protecting our natural resources") and coding ("it's like learning your ABCs").

The versatility of Swarovski pieces:

"That's the thing about Swarovski too, you can dress it up or you can dress it down. It can be on a Versace Atelier Couture gown or it can be [worn with] jeans and a T-shirt."

On working with Jean Paul Gaultier:

"He loves what he does, and that comes through in every aspect of his business. He is in fashion because he's an artist. He is, above all, a really wonderful, kind person."

How Kloss got her start coding:

"When I started to learn how to code, I had no idea really what it is, but I just knew it was this giant, mysterious puzzle and this very elusive idea. What is this thing coding that everyone is talking about? Tech companies are built using code, and they are transforming industries, whether it's fashion or communications or health care. The world that we live in is being totally transformed by technology."

Why Kloss is passionate about preserving and protecting our natural resources:

"I'm very proud and passionate about my hometown, St. Louis. This initiative is about conserving water and preserving and protecting our natural resources that are so fragile and so important. The first one is going to be on the Mississippi River in St. Louis, and it's just a wonderful project."

Believing you can be nice in fashion:

"Fashion is a very competitive world, but at the same time, it is a family network of people who are all incredibly passionate about creativity and creating, inspiring the world and inspiring one another. I think it's really fitting that it's the global fashion awards."

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