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Grace Coddington: 'I didn't fall in love with Kendall Jenner...she didn't have to work as hard for it'

Published 24/05/2016 | 11:36

Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid (left) and Grace Coddington (right)
Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid (left) and Grace Coddington (right)
Models Gigi Hadid (L) and Kendall Jenner pose wearing Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Gigi Hadid (L) and Kendall Jenner are seen backstage before the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Models Kendall Jenner (L) and Gigi Hadid attend the BALMAIN X H&M Collection Launch at 23 Wall Street on October 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for H&M)
Grace Coddington.
Models Kendall Jenner (L) and Gigi Hadid attend the BALMAIN X H&M Collection Launch at 23 Wall Street on October 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for H&M)
(L-R) Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Anna Wintour, President of Global Development of Conde Nast Gina Sanders, and Creative Director of American Vogue magazine Grace Coddington attend the Carolina Herrera fashion show in New York City. Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

As one of the most influential names in fashion, Grace Coddington has seen it all.

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The US Vogue Creative Director at Large has worked with the fashion bible for 28 years as a stylist after hanging up her heels as a model.

And while she's famous for discovering legendary supermodels and creating unforgettable fashion spreads, the 75-year-old isn't thrilled with social meda models Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid, who she says are largely booked on their impressive Instagram presence.

"It's much better when the girls are hungrier, and by hungrier I don't mean anorexic, I mean eager," she said at the Vogue 100 bash at Kensington Gardens - which was, awkwardly enough attended by Kendall's big sister Kim Kardashian.

Models Gigi Hadid (L) and Kendall Jenner pose wearing Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
Models Gigi Hadid (L) and Kendall Jenner pose wearing Diane Von Furstenberg Fall 2016 during New York Fashion Week on February 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

"When they are eager, that's when you have a relationship. I've worked with Kendall. I didn't fall in love with her.

"I didn't have time. It was so quick. It's a much faster and you don't have time to have a relationship with these girls.

"By the time I worked with Kendall she was already really famous."

"She was a lovely girl," she added.

Grace Coddington.
Grace Coddington.

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Earlier this year, the fashion legend said she hates the idea of models getting booked solely because of their social media following and not because of their unique look or personaity.

"It sort of annoyed me at first, but I do think both Gigi and Kendall are really good models, and that they could've [gotten where they are] without all that Instagram," she told Refinery29.

"It's just now that everybody is judged by how many followers they have and things like that - which is a shame. It's almost like, if you ram it down your throat, I find it unattractive."

Models Kendall Jenner (L) and Gigi Hadid attend the BALMAIN X H&M Collection Launch at 23 Wall Street on October 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for H&M)
Models Kendall Jenner (L) and Gigi Hadid attend the BALMAIN X H&M Collection Launch at 23 Wall Street on October 20, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for H&M)

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