Kendall Nicole Jenner (born November 3, 1995) is an American fashion model and television personality. Jenner first came to public attention for appearing in the E! reality television show Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Jenner is the leading figure in a modern supermodel resurgence that has been called “the Instagirl era” by Vogue magazine, or “Social Media Modeling” by Harper’s Bazaar.
Jenner built her online fan base by posting backstage selfies and career updates to her followers on social media, giving them a unique fly on the wall view of her career and public life. After working in commercial print ad campaigns and photo shoots, Jenner had breakout seasons in 2014 and 2015, walking the runways for high fashion designers during the New York, Milan, and Paris Fashion Weeks. Jenner has done multiple editorials and cover shoots for LOVE and various international Vogue editions, walked for Victoria’s Secret, and acts as brand ambassador for Estée Lauder‘s multimedia ad campaigns. Jenner made her debut at No. 16 on Forbes’ 2015 list of top earning models, with an estimated annual income of US$4 million.
Jenner began modeling at age 14 when Wilhelmina Models signed her on July 12, 2009. Cinematographer Nick Saglimbeni directed the photo shoot for Jenner’s Wilhelmina portfolio, where he praised Jenner’s poise and professionalism. Jenner’s first modeling job was the Rocker Babes.
On February 3, 2015, the Jenner sisters confirmed Kendall + Kylie collaboration with Topshop which they unveiled at the Chadstone Shopping Centre in Melbourne, Australia later that year, on November 18.The collection retailed in stores in January 2016 and was officially launched in New York on February 8, 2016.
In the spring of 2014, Jenner walked Fashion Weeks in New York for Marc Jacobs,London for Giles Deacon, and Paris for Givenchy and Chanel. In May 2014, Jenner made her socialite debut at the New York City Met Ball and Cannes Film Festival. In June 2014, Jenner was featured in Interview and was cast in a Givenchy campaign. In July 2014, Karl Lagerfeld picked Jenner to walk for Chanel in Paris. Jenner was on the cover of LOVE’s August issue, where she was hailed as “the ‘It Girl’ of the season” by editor Katie Grand.
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