Why Kaia Gerber represents a new generation of supermodels

“I had been asking her mom for a few seasons to let Kaia walk in my show after we featured her in our spring 2016 campaign. I was thrilled when she finally agreed, and she opened our Spring 2018 show. Kaia has that indescribable kind of look, and she was born to play the part.” —Alexander Wang

“Kaia is absolutely fantastic in every way. Her beauty, her charm, her incredible personality, and her professional work ethic prove that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.” —Marc Jacobs

“She’s smart, humble, kind, and stunningly beautiful. It feels like you’re talking to her mother when she was that age! That energy, that enthusiasm, those big eyes that look at the world with wonder, that I-can’t-believe-this-is-happening-to-me attitude—this is what makes Kaia special.” —Donatella Versace

“I’ve worked with Kaia the first time last season, she had just turned 16. A cute girl with charisma.” —Tomas Maier, Bottega Veneta

“Since she started at Alexander Wang, Kaia has taken the runway by storm and is the face of the moment. I am very excited to collaborate with her on my new project.” —Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel and Fendi

“Kaia represents a new generation of glamour and freshness. She is able to translate the ’80s mood of joyfulness and beauty in a contemporary way, which is exactly what I wanted to express with my spring 2018 RTW collection. And she shines!” —Pierpaolo Piccioli, Valentino

“I am attracted to Kaia’s passion and drive. I am sure she is very inspired by her mother’s career and success, but to turn it into something of her own is definitely impressive.”
—Miuccia Prada

“She is charming and authentic—the ultimate cool, natural, all-American girl.” —Stuart Vevers, Coach