Sorry, haters: Kendall Jenner’s modeling career just keeps skyrocketing. The 19-year-old reality-star-turned-high-fashionista just landed the subscriber’s cover of the May Harper’s Bazaar, clad in couture and shot by none other than fashion guru Karl Lagerfeld. “I started this hoping that it would have longevity,” she says. “I didn’t come into this thinking it’s going to be a fun thing that I’m going to do on the side. It’s something I want to do my whole life.” Got that? Let’s begin.
Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar
In the ten-page spread (and accompanying cover), the star poses in some seriously exquisite couture (think Valentino, Armani Privé, Chanel), plus a series of wigs and hats, for Lagerfeld — who’s now her good friend. But her first meeting with the fashion Kaiser was much more reserved. “I’m really shy when I first meet someone — and to meet him was even worse,” she says. “He would say something to me and I would just nod. It was like meeting a crush or something — I was mute. He probably thought I was the biggest weirdo. And then every time we’d see each other, it would just get better and better. Now we’re totally BFFs.”
Courtesy Harper’s Bazaar
Jenner also talks about her other fashion BFFs (Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, you know, the usual), saying “I think it’s super important. You have to be around these girls for work, for parties, for events, for shows, especially. It’s good to have a set of girlfriends that you can stand being around. You have to be around these people all the time!”
But let’s get serious: We’re really here for the details on having a supermodel’s closet. Like: How many pairs of shoes does she have? “I’m too embarrassed to say. I have a problem — I need to go to rehab for shoe addiction.” Who has more fun, blondes or brunettes? “I’m a brunette, and I have a lot of fun.” Whose wardrobe does she most want to raid? “I really admire [sister Kim Kardashian‘s] style. It’s insane. She really knows how to work her style with her body. I think she could be a major fashion icon. It’s so fun to be in Paris with her, but I’ll walk out and be like, ‘Oh, my God, I love my outfit,’ and then I’ll see Kim and I’ll be like, ‘My outfit sucks compared to yours!'”
For more from Jenner, pick up May’s Harper’s Bazaar or visit the site. And tell us: What do you think of the shots? Do you agree that Kim’s a fashion icon?
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