One of our favourite supermodels to ever strut down the the Victoria’s Secret catwalk, Karlie Kloss, is giving up her wings and departing the brand. Yep, the 22-year old will be saying goodbye to her fellow Angels, and it’s basically because she’s just so darn successful.
The brand’s senior creative, Ed Razek, told Us Weekly, “Karlie and I met several months ago to discuss the many things she hoped to do in her life and career. As we talked, it became clear that she would not have the time to fulfil her myriad commitments. Reluctantly, we agreed she would leave the brand at the end of her contract.” Well, we’re not surprised. Last year alone, Karlie was the face of brands including Jean Paul Gaultier, Nike, Donna Karan and Chanel Coco Noir. She also designed her very own denim collection for Frame Denim, and even created her own eyewear for Warby Parker. And, if that’s not enough, the model was made an official ambassador for L’Oreal Paris.
That’s on top of baking her Karlie’s Kookies and BFF-ing Taylor Swift. Phew- we don’t know about you but we’re exhausted just reading that list. But hang on a minute- that’s not even the full extent of it. Because Karlie is hitting the books and is, according to her recent interview with Vogue magazine, enrolling in NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualised Study in New York later this year. This follows Karlie’s brief stint at Harvard, where she followed in the footsteps of Tyra Banks and completed a short-term course there.
While we’re in awe of Karlie’s achievements- not to mention her ambition- we can’t help but feel a little sad that we won’t be seeing her on the VS catwalk anymore. She is, after all, the only model to have ever been given her Angel wings straight away after joining her fellow models back in 2011. But there seems to be no hard feelings coming from the brand, as Ed Razek said: “Karlie is one of a kind, a very close friend, someone I truly admire and love. She is, without question, one of the best models ever. But she is an even better person. Her future is unlimited, and I am excited to see all the good she will do. Karlie Kloss will always be an Angel to me.”
By Hannah Banks-Walker