Kendall Jenner has been decidedly absent on the catwalks this fashion month, having not walking in a single show so far. The supermodel – who looks like she might skip this season altogether – appears simply to be going for a more low-key approach with her career than she once did.
The last few seasons has seen Jenner pull back when it comes to fashion month. In September last year and the February before it, Jenner only walked in some shows in New York and Milan. Before this, she had a much busier schedule and tended not to skip entire cities. She used to be a shoo-in for the likes of Marc Jacobs, Balmain, Chanel and Givenchy.
It is interesting to compare her to fellow supermodel and close friend Gigi Hadid, who has kept up her appearances on the catwalk even after she hit the big time, which was around the same time as Jenner.
This season, Hadid has walked in every city apart from London, for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Missoni, Tod’s, Fendi, Max Mara, Alberta Ferretti, Moschino, Anna Sui, Brandon Maxwell, Prabal Gurung, Bottega Veneta, and Jeremy Scott, with a whole week of shows in Paris still to come.
Jenner has not commented publicly on her decision not to walk this season – and of course could still be lined up to walk exclusively for a brand in Paris – but the model did open up about why she has chosen to scale back recently in an episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
“Kendall struggles from anxiety and I think she has so much going on that she gets herself worked up,” her mother Kris explained on the show after the model suffered from one of her panic attacks. “Kendall gets the most anxious during fashion week…trying to juggle it all is overwhelming.”
Last week Jenner posted a video of herself snowboarding with the caption “Time off,” suggesting that she has chosen to take this fashion month off for some much-needed rest after what was quite a hectic 2017 for the model.
And of course, just because she hasn’t been on the catwalk doesn’t mean Jenner hasn’t been busy working this year too. The model has already covered three fashion magazines, appeared in campaigns for Tod’s, Calvin Klein and Missoni and has hosted an Adidas Originals event during NYFW as part of her role as an ambassador.
Sources for the Jenner family have reportedly told People that her decision to sit fashion month out is nothing “serious or severe” – she just has other things going on right now.
“She had other working commitments this year,” the source said. “Kendall always decides last minute what she is walking in. It depends on the money and how she is feeling.”
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK