|Supermodel Karlie Kloss for Dior Electric Tropics makeup collection.|
Image by Parfums Christian Dior, 2011
|Karlie Kloss with Chelsea Ricketts for abercrombie kids.|
abercrombie kids photos by Bruce Weber.
Oh, how time has changed into maturity this youthful, gracious flower...
Hailing from Chicago, Illinois, Karlie Elizabeth Kloss was born on 3 August 1992 but grew up in the American suburbs of St. Louis. With grace and beauty, she was a classical ballet dancer as a young girl...something she states helped her in her future in modeling. After her appearance in abercrombie kids, for the famed Weber, Karlie has grown to become a major figure in the fashion modeling world. Supermodel Tyra Banks named Karlie, on Twitter, as her favorite model of the moment. Model and actress Molly Sims furthermore shared her opinion that Karlie would still be captivating the fashion world at the age of 30 because of her classic look. She was only 18 years old at the end of the 2000s, but Vogue Paris had already named Karlie as one of the top 30 models of the decade. Karlie is also ranked by models.com as #3 on its list of the top 50 models of now. It is well fair to say that Karlie Kloss is no longer that little abercrombie girl on the beach with friends... No, she is a women as fierce and determined as her breathtaking persona!
Karlie became a darling and close personal friend of the flamboyant and notorious designer John Galliano; the creative director, from 1996 to 2011, of one of the world's most commanding fashion houses, Christian Dior, as well as the ex-director of his own namesake John Galliano label. Karlie was featured prominently in his romantic, theatrical, and dramatic fashion shows. In fact, she would be the first to walk on out and start the shows with enthralling power embodying the beautiful femininity and romance of Galliano's vision. And apart from her captivating appearances on the Dior runway, she was also highly featured in much of Dior's advertising of its reputable fashion, makeup, and skincare lines. Your editor-in-chief, C.E.R., personally loves Karlie Kloss and is a particular admirer of her work for the house of Dior under Galliano...
|Karlie's dramatic beginning to the Dior Fall-Winter 2010 ready-to-wear show.|
Presented at the Espace Ephémère Tuileries, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris. | March 5, 2010
|Dior Fall-Winter 2010 marketing campaign photography.|
|Opening the Dior Spring-Summer 2011 ready-to-wear show with fierce cool!|
Presented at the Espace Ephémère Tuileries, Jardin des Tuileries, Paris. | October 1, 2010
|Karlie gives a playful, sailor salute to the hundreds of attendees.|
|Dior Spring-Summer 2011 marketing campaign photography.|
|Christian Dior Spring-Summer 2011 haute-couture.|
Presented at the beautiful Musée Rodin, Paris. | January 24, 2011
|Capturing the fine detail and grace of Dior Spring-Summer 2011 haute-couture.|
" 'We're kind of a motley crew,' states Karlie Kloss, the first (and most certainly the last) person to refer to these superstar supermodels in such ragtag terms. But in a way, the model with legs long enough to stretch across the time-space continuum is right. Not because these women could appear anything other than glorious but because they each evoke a different idea of beauty, be it commanding [as Kloss]..." – American Vogue, September 2012, pg.853
|Kloss in American Vogue, September 2012, pg. 852|
This is a fifth in the Models PROFILED! series highlighting previous A&F Co. models that have gone on to become notable figures in the media/modeling/fashion world.