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Meet 16-year-old model-actress Kaia Gerber, the new 'it' face of fashion

Kaia Gerber is the daughter 90s supermodel Cindy Crawford and model-turned-businessman Rande Gerber. She is herself a model and an actress. Photograph:( Instagram )

WION Web Team Delhi, India Jan 17, 2018, 01.04 PM (IST)

As 2017 was the year of Hadid sisters, mostly Gigi Hadid who created trends by walking out in almost any attire, 2018 seems to have taken a liking to a new face -- Kaia Gerber. 

Daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford and model-turned-businessman Rande Gerber, Kaia Gerber is an actress and model. 


Apart from modelling assignments and acting in films, the 16-year-old has now landed herself a position of a designer at the famed label owned by Karl Lagerfeld. She has joined the mega designer to design a capsule collection which is set to launch in Fall 2018. 

In a press release, Pier Paolo Righi, CEO of Karl Lagerfeld stated: "When Karl first told us his idea to collaborate with Kaia, we were all excited by the incredible potential and power of bringing their two worlds together. We have been working intensely over the last months with Kaia in L.A. and at our studio in Paris. It was exciting to see her clear vision, passion, and engagement, and the collection will definitely inspire many young women."

The Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia collection is expected to feature footwear, ready-to-wear, sunglasses and jewellery. The brand hasn't released any previews of the designs. The collection is expected to hit stores in September 2018.

The sweet-faced model also made her runway debut recently last year when she walked the ramp for 18 brands, including Calvin Klein, Prada, Saint Laurent and Versace.

Kaia got her first modelling gig with Versace's junior line called Young Versace when she was just 10-years-old. She made her first acting debut at the age of fifteen in "Sister Cities".