Laura Brown: This shoot is quite the metaphor. Coming out of a box – like when you arrived in fashion.
Kendall Jenner: I mean, kind of. It was really exciting, actually. I remember the Marc Jacobs show, which was my first really big show and my coming out. Before I walked it I didn’t know how everyone would react to me. But no one knew I was doing it.
Laura Brown: [Stylist] Katie Grand cast you, right ?
Kendall Jenner: Yes. My agents tried to trick me at first. They were going to tell me I didn’t get it, but they were too excited, so they were like, “Aw, screw it, you got the show.” I was like, “Oh, my god!” I almost started crying. It was fun.
Laura Brown: Karl Lagerfeld has said you’re the girl of the moment. How do you make this moment last ?
Kendall Jenner: I started this hoping that it would have longevity. I didn’t come into this thinking it’s going to be a fun thing that I’m going to do on the side. It’s something I want to do my whole life. It’s a career, so I needed to be really gentle with it. We had to pick and choose things very specifically.
Laura Brown: Tell me about when you first met Karl.
Kendall Jenner: I’m really shy when I first meet someone – and to meet him was even worse. He would say something to me and I would just nod. It was like meeting a crush or something – I was mute. He probably thought I was the biggest weirdo. And then every time we’d see each other, it would just get better and better. Now we’re totally BFFs.
Laura Brown: What have you learned from him ?
Kendall Jenner: I’ve actually learned to be a better model. Whenever I shoot with him, he gives me some tips, little things, pointers. He makes me feel good when I’m working with him – we have good chemistry now.
Laura Brown: Okay, some word association. Karl is …
Kendall Jenner: Amazing. That was boring though! Hmm. Funny? Has great hair? Has amazing hair!
Laura Brown: How did you make friends with your Instagram pals – Cara Delevingne. Joan Smalls, Gigi Hadid?
Kendall Jenner: Just through work. I think it’s super important. You have to be around these girls for work, for parties, for events, for shows, especially. It’s good to have a set of girlfriends that you can stand being around. You have to be around these people all the time !
Laura Brown: Cara Delevingne is …
Kendall Jenner: Amazingly crazy. We balance each other out. I chill her out and she makes me fun.
Laura Brown: Blondes or Brunettes, who has more fun ?
Kendall Jenner: I’m a brunette, and I have a lot of fun.
Laura Brown: How many pairs of shoes do you have ?
Kendall Jenner: Um, I’m too embarrassed to say. I have a problem – I need to go to rehab for shoe addiction. The last pair I bought was some Giuseppe Zanottis, thigh-high.
Laura Brown: Outfit you most regret?
Kendall Jenner: If I look back at episodes of my shows, I’m like “Oh, God!” In one I’m wearing green denim pants, full neon green.
Laura Brown: What’s the thing that first attracts you to someone ?
Kendall Jenner: Really beautiful eyes.
Laura Brown: What’s your dream date ?
Kendall Jenner: I don’t know, a nice dinner. I love, like, being outside at night. I know that sounds really random, but I love being on the beach or anywhere outside at night. I think it’s beautiful and romantic.
Laura Brown: Flowers or chocolate?
Kendall Jenner: Flowers. I hate chocolate. I love roses – I’m classic.
Laura Brown: Night owl or early bird ?
Kendall Jenner: Neither. It depends. I go through phases of going out with my friends at night, but for the most part I love sleep, I love to chill out.
Laura Brown: Favourite food ?
Kendall Jenner: If I’m being honest, pasta. But I’m working to stay away from it because I’m trying to get on a no-carb diet. I’m trying to cut out bread, or just cut down on it. I eat too much bread.
Laura Brown: What are you most ambitious for ?
Kendall Jenner: I’m definitely ambitious. This past year has changed my life in so many ways. I’ve met so many people, I’ve been so many places. When you look back at it, it’s pretty crazy. I’d love just continuing that, continuing to grow.
Laura Brown: Finally, whose style do you love ?
Kendall Jenner: I really admire Kim’s style. It’s insane. She really knows how to work her style with her body. I think she could be a major fashion icon. It’s so fun to be in Paris with her, but I’ll walk out and be like, “Oh, my God, I love my outfit,” and then I’ll see Kim and I’ll be like, “My outfit sucks compared to yours!”
Images and text via: Harper’s Bazaar