People.com Lifestyle Style 20 Major Model Milestones Kaia Gerber Can Already Cross Off Her List Would you expect anything less from Cindy Crawford's 16-year-old daughter? By Grace Gavilanes Updated on December 2, 2020 02:17 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Watch out Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid: Kaia Gerber is hot on your stylish catwalk stilettos. She has solidified herself as one of the top models to watch, and is quickly rising through the ranks with her effortless style and already impressive resume. Would you expect any less from Cindy Crawford‘s 16-year-old daughter? Take a peek at Kaia’s growing list of accomplishments and ask yourself what you were doing as a teen. Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock WHEN SHE MODELED FOR VERSACE … AT AGE 10 – JAN. 2012Like mother, like daughter! Kaia is a total natural in front of the camera while posing for her first-ever photoshoot for Versace as the 10-year-old face of the brand’s Young Versace division. “Being on-set with my daughter watching her in front of the camera was a fantastic experience,” Crawford previously said. “I am so proud of her.” WHEN SHE SCORED HER FIRST FASHION CAMPAIGN — FEB. 2016 Kaia may have posed for a handful of high-profile editorial shoots, but nothing quite compares to fronting her very first fashion ad campaign with Chrome Hearts. WHEN SHE JOINED THE #WANGSQUAD — MARCH 2016 Kaia’s modeling career hit a high point when she was recruited by Alexander Wang to star in his spring ad campaign. WHEN SHE LANDED HER FIRST VOGUE COVER — MARCH 2016 As is the case with every budding model, landing a Vogue cover is the ultimate dream — a goal Kaia reached at 14 when she fronted Vogue Paris with mom Cindy. “What is life?!! I honestly can’t breathe right now,” the teen captioned her Instagram pic of the cover. WHEN SHE STARRED IN HER FIRST-EVER FASHION FILM — JUNE 2016 As the face for Miu Miu’s Scenique eyewear campaign, Kaia made her fashion film debut in this artsy 5-minute video that consists mostly of the star walking poolside before going for a swim. WHEN SHE SIGNED WITH IMG MODELS — JULY 2016 And now it’s official! After years of shooting editorials and making us all jealous with her perfect genes, Kaia finally lands a major modeling contract with IMG Models. WHEN SHE MADE HER SEPTEMBER ISSUE DEBUT IN VOGUE — AUG. 2016 You know, just hanging with family on vacation while a Vogue photographer tags along for the genetically gifted ride. NBD. WHEN SHE SNAGGED HER FIRST SOLO COVER — AUG. 2016 Kaia fronted not one, but three covers for POP magazine, which served as her first solo cover shoot. “It’s not like I never dreamed it could happen because it’s really all I dreamed about,” Kaia tells the magazine of her modeling aspirations. WHEN SHE SAT FRONT ROW AT FASHION WEEK — SEPT. 2016 It was only a matter of time before the model made a splash at Fashion Week — which she did at the Public School show during New York Fashion Week. WHEN SHE WON HER FIRST FASHION AWARD — SEPT. 2016 Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images It became even more evident that the newly-minted model is following in her mother’s footsteps after Kaia received the breakthrough model of the year award at The Daily Front Row’s 4th Annual Fashion Media Awards during New York Fashion Week. WHEN SHE BECAME THE FACE OF MARC JACOBS BEAUTY — SEPT. 2016 Marc Jacobs Talk about a whirlwind career! With a high-profile Vogue cover and subsequent spreads as well as a fashion ad campaign under her belt, Kaia (briefly) turned her attention away from fashion to sign on as the new face of Marc Jacobs Beauty. WHEN SHE JOINED THE ULTIMATE MODEL SQUAD — SEPT. 2016 Kaia Gerber/Instagram You know you’ve made it when you can call a group of fellow supermodels your besties — and for Kaia, that particular squad includes Kendall Jenner and Hailey Baldwin. Kaia has even been photographed by Kendall Jenner for Love magazine. WHEN SHE POSED FOR MARC JACOBS’ DAISY AD CAMPAIGN — MARCH 2017 Have you seen a dreamier pic? The label is releasing a special 10th anniversary edition of its fragrance, and we couldn’t be more excited to see Kaia front the campaign. WHEN SHE DESIGNED A BAG FOR MARC JACOBS — JULY 2017 Gerber already has two Marc Jacobs campaigns on her résumé (for the brand’s beauty and Daisy fragrance campaigns) and now, she worked with the label on a new exciting project — designing her own limited-edition handbag. She put a graphic, bold spin on the classic Snapshot bag with glittery patchwork detailing. “I’ve always loved customizing my own clothes, so working with Marc’s design team on this collaboration was so fun,” Gerber said in a press release. “My main inspiration was ’70s patches, and they really understood my creative vision.” WHEN SHE BECAME A DENIM MODEL — AUGUST 2017 Courtesy Hudson The then-15-year-old nabbed yet another partnership, as the face of Hudson Jeans’ latest launch. Gerber stars in the brand’s Fall/Holiday 2017 campaign alongside another famous young face, Gabriel-Kane Day-Lewis, Daniel Day Lewis’ son. WHEN SHE MADE HER RUNWAY DEBUT — SEPTEMBER 2017 Rodin Banica/WWD/Shutterstock Kaia made her runway debut at Raf Simon’s Calvin Klein show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 7, officially kicking off her (undoubtedly busy) season and making a standalone name for herself. “CALVIN KLEIN! there are no words to describe how I feel… I love you endlessly Raf!” Kaia tweeted after the show. WHEN SHE OPENED THE CHANEL PARIS FASHION SHOW — OCTOBER 2017 David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock Kaia opened the Chanel fashion show during Paris Fashion Week, with her supermodel mom, Cindy Crawford, cheering her on from the front row. “OPENING CHANEL never in my life could I have even dreamt this,” she wrote on Instagram alongside a fierce photo of herself in her Chanel duds — which featured a skirt and a fringe crop-top. “Karl [Lagerfeld], there are no words to describe how special this was to me. YOU’RE A LEGEND.” WHEN SHE MADE HER BRITISH FASHION AWARDS DEBUT — DECEMBER 2017 David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images Bow down: The 16-year-old rising star earned her first big time nomination for model of the year at the 2017 British Fashion Awards. WHEN SHE LANDED HER FIRST SOLO VOGUE COVER — JANUARY 2018 She’s appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris alongside her supermodel mom, Cindy Crawford. But Kaia hasn’t had her own solo cover moment — until now. WHEN SHE MADE HER COUTURE RUNWAY DEBUT — JANUARY 2018 Dominique Charriau/WireImage On Jan. 23, Kaia took her first step onto a couture runway at Chanel’s fashion show in Paris, strutting her stuff down the garden-party-themed runway in all of her pink Chanel Couture glory. Are you excited to see what Kaia does next? Share below!