I must’ve missed the episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians when one of the forgettable sisters of Kim became a bonafide fashion darling. A bonafide Marc Jacobs-approved catwalker no less, clearly not even tarred with the brush that barred Kim from the Met Ball until the she wore that Wallpaper Bodysuit of Horror in 2013. So who the shiz decided that Kendall – who has now dropped the Jenner altogether – could somehow adapt her relatively Disney Channel-friendly looks to high fashion?
My guess is it was Queen Momager Kris Jenner who masterminded this regeneration, and I’ve gotta say, props for pulling it off as convincingly as she has. Despite having what is really quite an unremarkable face, Kendall has gone stratospheric, enjoying the kind of debut season we haven’t seen since Delevingne, walking for Chanel, Sonia Rykiel, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, and Dolce and Gabanna to name a few. True enough, she does possess what I would technically term an absolutely bangin’ bod and that sure does help in the world of modelling, as do celebrity dalliances aplenty, (ahem, Harry Styles, Justin Bieber) – but coming from a dynasty famed for sex tapes and reality TV is hard to shake off. Credit where credit’s due.
So what’s next for Kendall? Call me cynical, but I do question her longevity, if for no other reason that such young darlings don’t stay young for long, and no doubt she’ll soon open her own Kendall’s Klothes Korner in Kalifornia. Wikipedia hasn’t even bothered to change her occupation from ‘TV Personality’, so this foray into high fashion may well be short-lived.
Nevertheless, I’ll continue to marvel at her wearing the hell out of bodycon dresses and bikinis. The catwalks of New York and Paris might be temporary, but some Victoria’s Secret wings could well be on their way at this rate. And if reports are to be believed, there’s another Jenner on the fashion block, with Kylie making inroads too. The Kardashian Klan world-domination kontinues.