Kaia Gerber Is Designing a Collection With Karl Lagerfeld
The capsule debuts in September.
To state the obvious, Kaia Gerber is not your normal 16-year-old.
Even for the spawn of supermodel Cindy Crawford, the Malibu native has had an incredible first year in the fashion industry, making her runway debut for Raf Simons at the Calvin Klein show, followed by turns on the catwalk for Prada, Versace and Moschino. Last October, she landed the coveted opportunity to open for Chanel.
Now, Gerber is getting her hands dirty with design, too, working with Karl Lagerfeld on a capsule collection of apparel and accessories which will hit Karl Lagerfeld stores and select wholesalers in September. (We mean, even Gigi Hadid waited until she was the ripe old age of 20 to begin her design collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger.)
According to WWD, the capsule will fuse Lagerfeld's Parisian chic aesthetic with Gerber's West Coast-cool vibe, and include jewelry, footwear, sunglasses and more, in addition to the ready-to-wear offering.
“We have been working intensely over the last months with Kaia in L.A. and at our studio in Paris," Karl Lagerfeld CEO Pier Paolo Righi told the magazine. "It was exciting to see her clear vision, passion and engagement, and the collection will definitely inspire many young women."
Crawford must be so proud.