By Caroline Carter
Ten years ago, Karlie Kloss graced the New York Fashion Week runway for the very first time. A decade later, she continues to wow spectators with her poise on and off the runway.
Kloss first appeared in New York Fashion Week for Calvin Klein in 2007 when she was just 15 years old. She is now one of the most well-known and respected models in the industry. She has modeled in hundreds of shows for a vast array of designers that include Karl Lagerfeld, Elie Saab and Zac Posen.
This year, Kloss walked in Jeremy Scott’s 20th anniversary collection and closed Brandon Maxwell’s spring 2018 ready-to-wear show. The two shows provided Kloss the opportunity to dress in two very different styles.
At Jeremy Scott’s show, playful colors and 90s motifs were prominent: Kloss donned an oversize graphic tee with pink thigh-high boots.
But on Brandon Maxwell’s catwalk, vibrant reds dominated his daytime looks while the evening wear showcased luxury gowns with unexpected styling choices. Kloss, the final model to walk, wore a cream angora sweater with a massive animal print skirt.
A decade since her first appearance on the runway, Kloss has come far. Prior to the start of fashion week, Kloss posted her thoughts regarding her career milestone on Twitter:
“It’s hard to believe that 10 years ago this week, I came to NYC for my very first NYFW. After that 20 minute runway show, my life changed. I couldn’t have fathomed the next 10 years of adventures that were to come, it has far exceeded my wildest dreams.”