Scoring your own cover of Vogue is a tough feat — it takes extraordinary talent to work your way onto the front of the publication and, for Kendall Jenner, plenty of catwalk domination. While her April issue — for which she poses in simple bikini bottoms and standout tops — is a special-edition feature available only to New York and LA subscribers, it’ll be highly coveted.
For her editorial, Kendall discusses her business with fashion powerhouse Tory Burch, along with her social media prowess. But it’s the thoughtful feedback that industry leaders like Michael Kors, Francisco Costa of Calvin Klein, and Karl Lagerfeld give Kendall that really stick with us. Read on to understand why this Kardashian-Jenner has a staying power all her own, then see Kendall model some of her favorite designers for the shoot, lensed by both Mario Testino and Theo Wenner.
“She is a very sweet person, very caring and not at all spoiled by those superficial successes. I must say I love her.” — Karl Lagerfeld
“Her social-media reach is just incredible. She is a combination of things. She is beautiful. She exudes American ease. She’s young. As a house, you become part of the culture by embracing someone like her.” — Francisco Costa, Creative Director of Calvin Klein
“She’s sophisticated but laid-back. She’s both. She’s chic. She’s the Ali MacGraw for the Instagram generation. I remember when Ali first hit in Love Story, every girl in the world wanted to wear her hat. Kendall is Ali times a zillion.” — Michael Kors
“She’s a bit of a chameleon. She transforms really easily — all the best models can do that. There is something quite transformative about her.” — Erdem Moralioglu