Kendall Jenner Solidifies Her Status as Karl Lagerfeld's Favorite with New Fendi Campaign

The 81-year-old designer is clearly smitten with the reality star-turned-model.
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The 81-year-old designer is clearly smitten with the reality star-turned-model.
Photo: Fendi

Photo: Fendi

When Kardashian little sis Kendall Jenner hit the modeling scene, many folks — both in and outside of the industry — wondered if she had real staying power, aside from the prestige that came with her famous last name. But as anyone working in fashion can tell you, it's who you know (paired with your professional reputation) that keeps the jobs coming; and in less than two years, Jenner has won over some of the biggest names in the business, including Balmain's Olivier rousteing, Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci and the ultimate power player, Karl Lagerfeld. 

Jenner starred in the spring 2015 campaign for Lagerfeld's eponymous line, has walked in every Chanel show since fall 2014 (and most recently served as the couture bride) and covered the subscriber edition of Harper's Bazaar's May 2015 issue in an editorial shot by Lagerfeld and styled only with Chanel couture. Now, she's been granted another high honor by the Kaiser: Fendi's fall 2015 campaign. Appearing solo with Lagerfeld-like marionettes behind her, she's following in the footsteps of major models like Joan Smalls, Lindsey Wixson and Cara Delevingne, who've served as the face of the Italian label in seasons past.

So, if you thought Kendall Jenner fatigue was imminent, you might want to think again.

Click through the gallery below to see Fendi's full fall 2015 campaign — starring Jenner, as well as fellow Lagerfeld-favorite, Lily Donaldson.

Note: This story has been updated to include Fendi's fall 2015 campaign images, now available on the brand's website.

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