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Kaia Gerber, 16, commands attentionat Valentino PFW Show

At 16 years of age she is one of the most-in demand models in the high-fashion industry.

And Kaia Gerber continued her domination of international fashion weeks as she took to the runway at the star-studded Valentino Paris Fashion Week show on Sunday.

The teen catwalk queen and daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, looked in her element as she confidently strode onto the catwalk clad in a floral maxi-dress with gold, white, chestnut and black panels, interspersed with mint green and candy pink sequins.

 

Kaia Gerber, 16, commands attentionat Valentino PFW Show

Floral finesse: Kaia Gerber, 16, continued her domination of international fashion weeks as she took to the runway at the star-studded Valentino Paris Fashion Week show on Sunday

Kaia Gerber, 16, commands attentionat Valentino PFW Show

Kaia commanded attention in the intricately decorated gown which highlighted her statuesque frame, with the gown also featuring statement flared sleeves.

Her brunette tresses were slicked back into a low ponytail, parted in the middle, while her make-up featured feline flicks of liner, mascara and smoky kohl liner, shimmery cheeks and a slick of candied pink lipgloss.

Kaia, who is the daughter of iconic supermodel Cindy Crawford, is fast becoming a supermodel in her own right – having already stormed the Milan and New York Fashion Weeks this year, and working with Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld and Saint Laurent.

Dazzling: The  daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, looked in her element as she confidently strode onto the catwalk clad in a floral maxi-dress with gold, white, chestnut and black panels, interspersed with mint green and candy pink sequins

Dazzling: The daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, looked in her element as she confidently strode onto the catwalk clad in a floral maxi-dress with gold, white, chestnut and black panels, interspersed with mint green and candy pink sequins

Kaia Gerber, 16, commands attentionat Valentino PFW Show

Commanding attention: Kaia commanded attention in the intricately decorated gown which highlighted her statuesque frame, with the gown also featuring statement flared sleeves

Commanding attention: Kaia commanded attention in the intricately decorated gown which highlighted her statuesque frame, with the gown also featuring statement flared sleeves

Natural beauty: Her brunette tresses were slicked back into a low ponytail, parted in the middle, while her make-up featured feline flicks of liner, mascara and smoky kohl liner, shimmery cheeks and a slick of candied pink lipgloss

Natural beauty: Her brunette tresses were slicked back into a low ponytail, parted in the middle, while her make-up featured feline flicks of liner, mascara and smoky kohl liner, shimmery cheeks and a slick of candied pink lipgloss

Her supermodel mother didn’t even become a model until she was 19, and she beat Cindy to a first solo cover for Vogue Paris by four years.

Kaia’s modelling career started when she was just ten-years-old. She was picked by Versace to model the fashion house’s Young Versace range.

At the time, her mother was not keen on her daughter entering the modelling world at such a young age, explaining: ‘At this point, she’s too young to pursue a career. There aren’t even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl.’    

Golden girl: Karlie Kloss wowed as she arrived at the show in a plunging gold jumpsuit

True blue: Dakota Fanning looked sensational in a blue off-shoulder dress

Patterned ensembles: Karlie Kloss, left, and Dakota Fanning, right, wowed as they arrived at the show in patterned ensembles

Back to black: Kristin Scott Thomas cut a chic figure as she made her way to the presentation in a stylish black ensemble

Back to black: Kristin Scott Thomas cut a chic figure as she made her way to the presentation in a stylish black ensemble

Pretty in pink: Contrasting Kristin's looked, Elena Perminova went for a daring pink outfit with a sheer top, under a beige coat

Kaia Gerber, 16, commands attentionat Valentino PFW Show

Pretty in pink: Contrasting Kristin’s looked, Elena Perminova went for a daring pink outfit with a sheer top, under a beige coat

However, just a few years later in 2016, Kaia posed together with her mother on the April cover of Vogue Paris, before the then 14-year-old Kaia was photographed by Kendall Jenner for the cover of LOVE magazine later that year.

Skip to the beginning of 2018 and the 5ft 9 model scored her first solo Vogue Paris cover, beating her mother, who was 20 at the time of her first Vogue cover.

Kaia has had a powerful fashion week takeover in Paris as she was seen storming the runway for show’s like Isabel Marant, Saint Laurent, and Off-White.

In February, Kaia was also seen channelling her inner Jackie O for the Moschino catwalk at Milan Fashion Week.

Kaia Gerber, 16, commands attentionat Valentino PFW Show

Kaia Gerber, 16, commands attentionat Valentino PFW Show

Passion for fashion: While Karlie opted for a deeply plunging neckline, Elena displayed her lean legs in her pastel pink shorts

Kaia became the spitting image of the late first former lady Jackie Onassis Kennedy as she sauntered down the runway in an electric orange zipped roll-neck jacket, teamed with a sophisticated A-line skirt.

In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Kaia said that in a typical day, she’ll usually complete her homework at around 3:30p.m.

‘I usually use the afternoon to catch up on homework. I’m completing my diploma at Malibu High School through an online program, and it’s difficult to get much done during the week, as the Wi-Fi on planes is really annoying,’ she admitted.

Fashion queen: Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour wrapped up in a two-tone plaid coat as she arrived in style at the event

Fashion queen: Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour wrapped up in a two-tone plaid coat as she arrived in style at the event

Kaia Gerber, 16, commands attentionat Valentino PFW Show

Front row: Amelia Windsor turned heads in a patterned pink dress under a tailored black coat featuring large silver buttons

Front row: Amelia Windsor turned heads in a patterned pink dress under a tailored black coat featuring large silver buttons

Say it with flowers: Anna de Pahlen, left, also stuck to the patterned theme, wearing a red dress decoarted with a floral design

Say it with flowers: Anna de Pahlen, left, also stuck to the patterned theme, wearing a red dress decoarted with a floral design

Hair we go: Hollywood actress Dakota wore her golden locks down with a centre parting, while she kept her makeup light

Kaia Gerber, 16, commands attentionat Valentino PFW Show

Hair we go: Hollywood actress Dakota wore her golden locks down with a centre parting, while she kept her makeup light

‘My favorite class this year is AP Calculus because I just like math. It’s definitely super hard to teach yourself derivatives, though!’

According to a recent report by WWD, Kaia has solidified her fashion future by joining forces with titan Karl Lagerfield, 84, on her first design collaboration, set to launch in the autumn.

Named Karl Lagerfeld X Kaia, the capsule collection will be available in Karl Lagerfeld stores and online globally from September. 

Soaking up the attention: All eyes were on Amelia as she departed the hot-ticket presentation in her eye-catching minidress

Soaking up the attention: All eyes were on Amelia as she departed the hot-ticket presentation in her eye-catching minidress

It in the bag: A sheer overlay was added to the neckline of Amelia's dress, which was teamed with an embellished silver bag

It in the bag: A sheer overlay was added to the neckline of Amelia’s dress, which was teamed with an embellished silver bag

Smile: As Amelia prepared to be whisked off in a chauffeur-driven  car, she turned to flash one last smile at photographers

Smile: As Amelia prepared to be whisked off in a chauffeur-driven  car, she turned to flash one last smile at photographers

 



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