Kaia Gerber Will Collaborate with Karl Lagerfeld [Updated]

The mini-supermodel's capsule with the brand will mix LA cool with Parisian chic.
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The mini-supermodel's capsule with the brand will mix LA cool with Parisian chic.
Kaia Gerber at the 2017 Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Kaia Gerber at the 2017 Daily Front Row Fashion Media Awards. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

These days, you can't truly be an It Girl unless you've got a fashion collaboration: There's Bella Hadid for Chrome Hearts, Taylor Hill for Joe's Jeans, Elsa Hosk for Bik Bok and Gigi Hadid for just about everything, from Tommy Hilfiger and Maybelline to Stuart Weitzman and Messika.

Genetically predestined supermodel Kaia Gerber is officially joining those ranks — and perhaps even vaulting over them — by partnering with Karl Lagerfeld's eponymous line, per WWD. Lagerfeld reportedly had Gerber singled out even before her first (and admittedly stellar) fashion season last September.

The collection, which has been in the works for months, will mix Lagerfeld's "Parisian chic" with Gerber's "signature West Coast casual style" across ready-to-wear and accessories, and will cover the wearer from day to night. Lest this seem like Lagerfeld is simply stamping Gerber's name on the tags in an effort to move some product, CEO Pier Paolo Righi says in a statement that Gerber has been "working intensely" with the design team. "It was exciting to see her clear vision, passion and engagement, and the collection will definitely inspire many young women," he says.

That's surely just what Lagerfeld et al are hoping for come September, when the collection will launch with events in New York, Paris and Los Angeles. While current plans only include one capsule, we're guessing the brand wouldn't say no to a Tommy x Gigi-style blockbuster partnership. 

We've reached out to Karl Lagerfeld and will update with any further information.

UPDATE, Tues. Jan. 16, 2018 9:30 a.m.: A representative for Karl Lagerfeld has sent two images teasing the capsule; one is of Kaia Gerber inspecting a glove that will reportedly be a part of the collaboration.

Kaia Gerber inspecting her Karl Lagerfeld collaboration. Photo: Romain Mayoussier/Karl Lagerfeld

Kaia Gerber inspecting her Karl Lagerfeld collaboration. Photo: Romain Mayoussier/Karl Lagerfeld

The other is of the logo for the collection:

The logo for Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia. Photo: Courtesy

The logo for Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia. Photo: Courtesy

The collection will launch this fall in Karl Lagerfeld stores, Karl.com and via select wholesale partners.

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