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Karl Lagerfeld Picks His Modeling Industry Superlatives for 'V' Magazine

Joan Smalls, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner are among the designer's class pets.

The spring 2016 issue of V — the magazine's 100th — is shaping up to be a big one. Not only does the inimitable Britney Spears star on three separate covers shot by Mario Testino, but the inside pages boast some impressive photography features, including a story shot by Karl Lagerfeld featuring models he handpicked as his industry superlatives — high school yearbook-style. 

Among the designer's pets are (unsurprisingly) Bella and Gigi Hadid, who he anointed as "Most Likely to Succeed" and "Class President," respectively. The sisters, who have both graced the Chanel runway, are joined by fellow "Instagirl" Kendall Jenner (Lagerfeld's "Team Captain"), as well as some well-loved industry vets, like Jerry Hall ("The Graduate") and Stella Tennant ("Homecoming Queen"). A number of up-and-comers also make Lagerfeld's list, but perhaps the highest honor goes to Joan Smalls, who was named "Valedictorian." Well deserved, we'd say.

Head over to V's website for more, and pick up the new issue when it hits newsstands on March 8.

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