Karlie Kloss (born August 3, 1992) is an American fashion model.Vogue Paris declared her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. She was a
Victoria’s Secret Angel from 2013 to 2015.
In 2006, at the age of 14, Kloss posed for a cover and editorial shoot for the June issue of Scene Magazine in Chicago with Photographer David
Leslie Anthony, in an editorial spread titled “Almost Famous”. Elite Chicago (now Factor Women) then forwarded these tear sheets to Elite NY,
who then brought Kloss to New York.One of her first modelling stints was for Abercrombie kids when she posed for the brand’s photography shot
by Bruce Weber. In January 2008 she left Elite and signed with NEXT Model Management. She ended up walking 31 runways in New York Fashion
Week notably, closing for Marc Jacobs, opening Carolina Herrera, and occupying both spots at Doo.Ri. After New York, she walked 20 shows in
Milan, and 13 in Paris for the fall 2008 collections, with 64 shows in a single season. Kloss found herself in the middle of a legal dispute when her
former agency Elite Model Management sued NEXT Model Management for allegedly stealing its young star by offering her “improper
compensation” to sign. Elite felt they were responsible for launching her career and booked much work for her.The case was eventually settled out
of court.Kloss attended Webster Groves High School. In September 2015, Kloss enrolled in the Gallatin School of Individualized Study of New York
Kloss is an avid coder. In April 2015, she partnered with Flatiron School and Code.org to offer a scholarship named Kode with Karlie for young girls
interested in computer science and software engineering.Her other hobbies include baking cookies, biking, and ballet. In collaboration with
Momofuku Milk Bar, she created a special recipe called Karlie’s Kookies, which she sold in DKNY Soho during Fashion’s Night Out in New York
City, with proceeds benefiting hungry children around the world (through FEED Projects). She calls it a “Perfect 10 Kookie”, because for every tin
of cookies that is sold, 10 meals will be donated to starving children all over the world.
Kloss is a close friend of Taylor Swift, and appeared in the singer’s music video for the single “Bad Blood” in May 2015. She is also the godmother
of model Jourdan Dunn’s son.
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