Friday, April 18, 2008

And back to fashion...Agencies fight over Karlie Kloss

I first saw Karlie Kloss on the cover of Teen Vogue with superstar Chanel Iman and the recently disgraced Ali Michael. She is very young (15 years old) and judging interviews, very sweet and charming. Of course she's sweet. She's 15 for God's sake.

But I didn't realize how quickly she shot to fame until I noticed her getting gossiped about on fashion blogs and newspapers (rumour has it that she has anorexia. Can't gossip hounds find any syndrome more exciting than anorexia to pin on models?)

I also noticed her opening and closing many prominent shows for Fall 2008 in New York and Paris such as Carolina Herrera, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Marni and Pucci.

Basically, she's hot stuff and she has just started her career which may be why Elite Model Management is suing Next Models for allegedly stealing Kloss.

A source told Page Six: "Elite is especially angry because they are the agency responsible for launching her career." The suit also says that Next "'poached through improper means' other Elite models."

I would be angry too, especially since Kloss (inexplicably named Klosshave in Page Six) is becoming a hot property. And what are these "improper means"? Do they bribe the models with free Manolos and LV bags? Well I can't blame them. If I were given a free anything I would be there before you could say "Naomi Campbell."

And just for fun, here are pics of the 15-year-old Kloss.

In a Numéro editorial, April 2008. Photographed by Horst Diekgerdes. (Photo: Numéro)

Doing her best death stare at the Alexander Wang show. (Photo: Imaxtree)

Backstage at Calvin Klein, September 2007. (Photo: Imaxtree)

With Ali Stephens at Roberto Cavalli, February 2008. (Photo: Imaxtree)

Backstage at Versace, February 2008. (Photo: Imaxtree)

Backstage at Sonia Rykiel, February 2008. (Photo: Imaxtree

(Photo: Elite Models)

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