Here’s an understatement: Kaia Gerber has proven herself pretty adept at wearing clothes. (Naturally: Her mom is Cindy Crawford.) Now, like the Hadids and Jenners before her, she’s making the time-honored pivot into designing them. But this is no standard merch. The 16-year-old supermodel has netted herself one of the biggest-name collaborators out there: Karl Lagerfeld, who has been one of her most ardent boosters in the industry. The resulting collection is an equal mix of their signature styles—Gerber’s Instagram-friendly California casual (cropped hoodies, cutout dresses) and Lagerfeld’s hard-edged traditionalism (nipped-in blazers and fingerless gloves). Because Karl doesn’t do understated, expect the celebration to kick off with buzzy launch events in New York, L.A., and Paris.
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This article originally appeared in the September 2018 issue of ELLE.