Before Kendall hit the runway today (Feb. 17), she was spotted yesterday (Feb. 16) seated in the front row at the Top Shop Show next to Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
The coveted seat was another sign that Wintour, a powerful figure in fashion, has embraced Kendall as the next hot up-and-comer. Wintour was flanked by Sir Philip Green, Kate Moss and Kate’s sister Lottie Moss.
Following Kendall’s New York Fashion Week debut for Marc Jacobs, she appeared in a photo spread on Vogue’s Web site.
Kendall’s rapid ascension under Wintour’s wing has been widely interpreted as a dig against half-sister Kim Kardashian, who has tried for years to land a photo spread in the magazine.
Kendall appears to be getting help from more than one fashion industry insider. She credited London-based Love magazine Editor-in-Chief Katie Grand for her appearance in the Giles show.
“Hello from #LFW! Just walked #Giles and ready to take over for another day,” Kendall wrote on Twitter. “@kendalljenner #KendallTakesOver #ImBack.”
The next stop will be Milan and Paris. Kendall will undoubtedly follow the circuit, but she was coy about walking in either of those events. “We’ll see,” she said. “Hopefully!”
Make no mistake, Kendall is just breaking in. Seasoned models may walk nine to ten shows a day. But there’s no doubt she’s a sensation after only her second outing.
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