A few weeks ago, smack bang in the middle of fashion month, a friend of mine sent me a text message asking the following question: “since when did Kendall Jenner become a big deal?” What a valid question I thought to myself at the time, and I promised her I would discuss on ze blog that night, however when I sat down and thought about it, I really had nothing to say on the issue, mainly cos I was like ‘whatever, she walked in one show, so do plenty of models, whatever’. Fast forward 3 weeks and here I sit deliberating about what exactly it is that I need to discuss about Kendall Jenner given that it appears she is setting herself up (translate: paying a lot of people) to be a permanent fixture in the fashion world.
Now for those of you not familiar with KJ, she’s one of the younger sisters of the more prominent Kardashian sister trio and as such is the offspiring of Kris & Bruce Jenner. If this still rings no bells, then just pop the E entertainment channel on for more than an hour, and you’ll surely get to know Kendall a lot more intimately, as we know how much Kris loves selling the lives of her kids for some cashola. Anyway thats off topic, the point of the matter is this: KJ has now signed with Society Management, a new exclusive agency focused on developing long term careers for those who they see has having impressive potential. So this is why we have all been lucky enough to see KJ walk for Marc Jacobs, Giles, Givenchy and Chanel in the last month, but, I suppose I must pose the questions, do we want to see her? Is she the next Cara D? (no, obviously. No one is) Does she have muse worthy potential? (unsure) Will she last more than 15 minutes? (It looks like it) and finally, in answer to the very first question, Yes, she is a big deal and it happened yesterday.
Honestly, after sourcing these images below, I actually think she’s a great model. She has an interesting face, she’s built for it and well, she’s got a decent walk on her too. More than anything though, I actually hope for her sake that her name doesn’t get in the way of her career and dictate her employability. I also kinda hope that she goes this way on her own, leaving out the Kardashian ‘stuff’ and any of the others who try to jump on her bandwagon, because guilty by association can be deadly in the very fickle world of high fashion, so I’m quietly interested to see where and how far KJ will go.
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