All grown-up and covering fashion magazines! Kendall Jenner is proudly not just a reality star anymore, striking out on her own at the age of 18 and moving into the world of high fashion.
The second-youngest of the Kardashian/Jenner clan is now a bonafide fashion model, after turning heads in February 2014, when she walked the Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 fashion show. In the months since, she has participated in other designer runway shows, and this week, she has a major moment with the debut of Teen Vogue’s September issue.
Jenner is the star of the magazine’s latest installment, with a pair of two collectors’ covers. In a color scheme of neutrals and hot pink, Jenner is accompanied on the covers by a line reading, “Life as Fashion’s New It Girl.”
The rising fashion star looks gorgeous on the issue, posing against a grey background in a white, silver, and black-trimmed embellished Gucci number. Her hair is voluminous and pulled half-up, and she holds a single daisy between silver-polished fingers.
Inside, she models clothes from coveted designers, including Emporio Armani and Marc by Marc Jacobs. In one shot, she wears a head-to-toe leopard print ensemble, rocking a leopard wide-brimmed hat, leopard top, leopard gloves, leopard coat, leopard leggings and leopard booties. She also opens up on her personal life and career goals.
“I don’t have a romantic life at the moment, so traveling doesn’t bother me at all,” Jenner tells Teen Vogue. “But I do want to go home. When I was young, I was the kid who would call my dad from a slumber party to beg him to come pick me up.”
She has been jet-setting far more for fashion gigs in recent months, after she was able to work around the expectations placed on her because of her famous family.
“People didn’t want to take a chance on me, I think because I was sort of known,” the teenage starlet says. “They were a little bit on the fence about it. Some people might think that what I’ve done before made it easier for me to get jobs, but it was actually a disadvantage. I had to work even harder.”
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