Generation Kloss

Seeing the model on the cover of a major American publication is a rare treat: celebrities have all but replaced models as the go to cover stars, but every so often a girl comes along who captivates the general public just as much as the high fashion crowd and Karlie Kloss is exactly that kind of girl. Teen Vogue bills Miss Kloss as “the real life teenage fashion star” but more than that Karlie is the crossover star of her era – her fresh face, girl next door demeanor and vibrancy, are making her a household name.

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Karlie Kloss by Patrick Demarchelier for Teen Vogue

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  1. yeaaa!!!! great job, karlie kloss is really having a definite teen top model career but i hope she gets serious curves bcoz if that happens she can seriously become a supermodel,
    her and abby lee are lyk head to head in being the “it girls” but i think karlie is starting to win

  2. Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!!!!
    Way to go Karlie!!!!
    This girl is unstoppable! Models.com, you need to put Karlie at #1!
    Wow… she’s not only beautiful and hard-working, but I don’t think she’s ever said or done anything to make people not like her!!!
    I hope to see her by herself on the cover of American Vogue!

  3. As I have said in the beginning, that Karlie is the future #1 Supermodel. Just like Cindy and Gisele who reined at the Top for a decade, before her.

    There seemed to be a pattern and a characteristics trait required and Karlie’ s character, personality, bearing and background fits the bill.

  4. KAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARLIE! I know it was a matter of time before Teen Vogue put her on the cover. Karlie is just purely wonderful.

  5. it’s great that they finally’ve gotten those actors out of the way (i wonder how long it’ll last)

  6. Karlie pretty much equals amazing.
    You can certainly count my ballot in favor of Klub Kloss!
    She is so wholesome and positive thus a great role model/model for young girls.
    This edit truly captures her spirit.. a perfect balance of lady-like qualities, sass and tomboy flare.
    She’s like that girl back in high school who brightens the day.

  7. Everyone keeps on harping about models not being on covers yada yada, but the truth is there hasnt been anyone who has come along since Giselle who has captivated the public. This is the main reason Campbell, Moss,Turlington, and the rest are still in demand, Karlie is cute but she’s a little girl men don’t desire her and surely women who can afford YSL dont envy her…

  8. wow Im not even a karlie fan, but there is something special about her I can see in these photos! especially the 4th one.

  9. Nigel,
    I have to agree with you. I’ve met many, many models in my 2 decades and there are a lot of wonderful ones but she is special indeed. She is totally the girl who “brightens the day” when you see her. So real, so genuine, so calm, no attitude. I would say, Karlie…don’t change.. but I don’t think her wonderful family would let her.

    Betty
    MDC

  10. So true Nick as beautiful as Karlie is she cant be a supermodel, which is why i said until she gets some serious curves she jus wont capture an audience from males or female. Supermodels need to be gorgeous as well as sexy and well karlie is jus well pretty. Not enough to be a supermodel

  11. finally she is on cover Teen Vogue. I thought she would be on US Vogue but hopefully soon. I do like her more and more but she always look the same. Can someone changes her look?

    Not a big fan of Teen Vogue because I am old…lol

  12. I think Jac Jagaciak can definitely give Karlie a run for her money. I have to agree with the earlier comment, she can model, but her look isn’t entirely remarkable. But still good. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Great teen model, but… she’ll probably be a supermodel as defined by $$$ but really there are so many others I don’t understand why she is getting ALL of the attention. Great catwalker and she knows how to perform in front of the camera (probably why she is so popular, but not really a fan of her look

  14. Karlie is full of life and look alive and energetic. Her contemporaries like Jac and Constance are great model too but they always look dry and not so alive.

    Look at her, you just feel happy seeing her so alive.

    Regarding her face. The above comments were exactly the same when Gisele was just starting out.

  15. u guys dont get it Karlie is cute and all but in order to be a “future gisele” she one needs the support of VOGUE magazine to put her on the covers and two, she needs some serious curves. Supermodels are pretty to women and Sexy to men
    even models today that hav it all lyk Hilary Rhoda, Rosie Whitly Hunnington, or Doutzen Kreos, Isabeli Fontana etc.

  16. i just can’t get over her lips!!!! there sooo weird! there really thin at the top and stick out loads. Abbey Lee is sooooooo better.

  17. VOGUE loves this girl. It’s like every single month, you’re damn sure she’ll show up in at least one spread in VOGUE. If they don’t have her for May, I’d be really, REALLY shocked. And didn’t she already have a TEEN VOGUE cover before with Iman and another girl? Or I’m mixing her up with somebody else? Anyway, I hope she’ll land VOGUE’s cover soon

  18. i think iman, karlie and ali stephens were on the cover awhile back. not sure if i got ali right though.

  19. Yeah she did had a cover with Chanel Iman and Ali Michael for the February 2008 cover but calling her a “Supermodel” heuuuu OK Let’s just take a moment here ! Now every “model” who do a campaign and an editorial is called a “supermodel” WTF???! Those girls aren’t at the level of Evangelista, Moss, Banks, or Turlington ! The “new supermodels” are the 2cd generation that appeared on the cover of American Vogue with Lily, Chanel, Raquel etc. but Karlie isn’t a supermodel YET y’all ! And the fact she appeared in many editorials of Vogue doesn’t make her a true supermodel : did she has a cosmetic contract? A perfume ad? She’s doing lots of runways and editorials ok?!

    Now this cover looks cheap, low budget and the 3 images look really bad (the styling uhhhh WTF?!) can’t believe people “LOVE” the cover.

  20. most people have said they would have preferred a different shot for the cover. and yes, karlie has the lola fragrance by marc jacobs ad campaign. she may not be a supermodel yet, but she is definitely on her way..

  21. I was never a fan of Karlie’s face but you have to give respect where its due and this girl knows how to model. I have always enjoyed her editorials.

  22. “a girl comes along who captivates the general public just as much as the high fashion crowd”

    Captivating everyone, far from. Intriguing the single handed most powerful Fashion Editor, Anna Wintour, sounds more appropriate. Anna saw the publics want for Supermodels again & American ones at that. Anna likes skinny girls in her pages, this is a reflection of her own image, how she keeps physically fit. She also likes girls to keep humble and not think they are models and deserve the high life – start at the bottom of the ladder and work your way up (Anna being up top can help pull you up if you fit her criteria). Karlie is American, keeps fit and assumably well disciplined via her ballet training. Did any other model seem to fit the mold Anna visualizes for the “next big model?”
    Anna captivates photographers via their wallets to shoot her edits. Anna also chooses the models, so, Karlie having lengthy legs, humble nature & walking immaculate shows her first season – even THAT may have been helped out by Anna, she was afterall listed as a Top 10 newcomer on style.com her first season on the runways – was her choice of American Model to take flight.

  23. A very versatile girl, so young and yet she poses like a Shalom Harlow or Angela Lindvall, she’s a phenomenom. Dior ads? Teen Vogue? American Vogue? Wish Irving Penn or Helmut Newton were alive to photograph her.

  24. …this is a tricky one, as I’m aware of the wave of admiration and support this otherwise lovely girl generates…I personally think she is only OK, nothing really THAT special, and have my concerns, despite her sweetness, cuteness et al, whether she really is top model material ( but then again, somebody like Kate Moss reached that status so…everything is possible… ).
    A Top Model, with capital letters, to me, has to have the body and the face first ( “stunning”, “beautiful” are adjectives normally not attached to Miss Kloss ), the poise, the manner, the attitude, the personality. And has to be Profesional. And be capable to be beyond trends and seasons.

    Just then, you’ll become, you’ll be one.

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