Kaia Gerber Covers British Vogue October, Lensed by Steven Meisel in Valentino

Kaia Gerber Covers British Vogue October, Lensed by Steven Meisel in Valentino

Rising model Kaia Gerber makes her British Vogue cover debut, lensed by Steven Meisel wearing a bold black and white Valentino jumpsuit for the October 2019 issue. Joe McKenna styles the fashion cover story, dressing Gerber in dramatic, edgy looks from Comme des Garcons.

Steven Meisel Eyes Anok, Bente, Kaia+ Yassine In Versace Fall 2019 Campaign

Steven Meisel Eyes Anok, Bente, Kaia+ Yassine In Versace Fall 2019 Campaign

Models Anok Yai, Bente Oort, Hang Yu, Huang Shixin, Ilja Sizov, Kaia Gerber, Maike Inga, Paul Hameline, and Yassine Jaajoui.star in Versace’s Fall 2019 Ad Campaign. Fashion photographer Steven Meisel is behind the lens with creative direction by Ferdinando Verderi. Jacob K styles the models in this first release of campaign images.. / Set design by Mary Howard; makeup by Pat McGrath; hair by Guido Palau

Kaia Gerber Spotlights YSL Denim Spring 2019 Ad Campaign, Lensed By Gray Sorrenti

Kaia Gerber Spotlights YSL Denim Spring 2019 Ad Campaign, Lensed By Gray Sorrenti

Kaia Gerber Spotlights YSL Denim Spring 2019 Ad Campaign, Lensed By Gray Sorrenti

Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vacarello spotlights all 80-s denim, fronted by Kaia Gerber, Dakota Lindvall, Dylan Christensen, Martina Boaretto, Mads Mulin, Najib, Rai Langlois, Rebecca Leigh Longendyke, and Simona Kust. Gray Sorrenti is behind the lens for YSL23 Denim Spring 2019 Ad Campaign.

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Adut, Anok + Kaia Spread Love In Fendi's Spring/Summer 2019 Campaign By Karl Lagerfeld

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Adut, Anok + Kaia Spread Love In Fendi's Spring/Summer 2019 Campaign By Karl Lagerfeld

Rising stars Adut Akech, Anok Yai and Kaia Gerber front Fendi’s Spring Summer 2019 campaign, lensed by the now-deceased Karl Lagerfeld. For those who suggest that the love fest between Adut and Kaia above is staged for the ad campaign, the two young women are very close friends in real life.

As fashion struggles to acknowledge past sins around diversity and in our human relationships generally, we must also acknowledge the reality of inspiring relationships as well. While I am totally exasperated with Gucci and Prada over blackface sweaters and trinkets, and now we add Burberry’s lynching/suicide rope from the Fall 2019 show, I want to just scream.

Simultaneously, when deep relationships and friendships between black women and white women exist — as is the case between Adut and Kaia — they must also receive our positive acknowledgement. Many will accuse Lagerfeld of staging the intimate, powerful photo of Kaia and Adut that leads this post. Thankfully, it is for real, and I am grateful for their message for humanity. Goddess knows we need it. ~ Anne