Wednesday 18 October 2017

Kaia Gerber (16) opens the Chanel show in a fringe crop top - in the biggest coup of PFW

Kaia Gerber wears a creation for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2018 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, Oct., 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Kaia Gerber wears a creation for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2018 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, Oct., 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Kaia Gerber walks the runway during the Chanel Paris show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Model Kaia Gerber presents a creation by French designer Isabel Marant as part of her Spring/Summer 2018 women's ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week, France, September 28, 2017. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
Kaia Gerber presents a creation for Saint Laurent during the women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on September 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
Kaia Gerber presents a creation for Saint Laurent during the women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on September 26, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ALAIN JOCARDALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images
Kaia Gerber walks the runway at the Bottega Veneta show during Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2018 on September 23, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
Kaia Gerber, daughter of Cindy Crawford, wears a creation as part of the Moschino women's Fall/Winter 2018/19 fashion collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
Kaia Gerber presents a creation for fashion house Versace during the Women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows in Milan, on September 22, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Kaia Gerber presents a creation for fashion house Fendi during the Women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows in Milan, on September 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel MEDINAMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Kaia Gerber poses backstage at the FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Spring/Summer 2018 Collection at Park Avenue Armory on September 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for FENTY PUMA By Rihanna)
Kaia Gerber presents a creation for fashion house Moschino during the Women's Spring/Summer 2018 fashion shows in Milan, on September 21, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Marco BERTORELLOMARCO BERTORELLO/AFP/Getty Images
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

At 16 and just a few weeks into her modelling career, Kaia Gerber has scored the most prestigious model moment during fashion month: opening for Chanel at Paris Fashion Week.

The supermodel-in-the-making, who has undoubtedly been getting some tips on working the catwalk from her legendary mother Cindy Crawford, said it was a dream come true.

Kaia Gerber walks the runway during the Chanel Paris show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Kaia Gerber walks the runway during the Chanel Paris show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

"OPENING CHANEL!  never in my life could I have even dreamt this. Karl, there are no words to describe how special this was to me. YOU'RE A LEGEND," she wrote on Instagram. Kaia opened today's showcase in a bouclé fringe crop top with oversized blazer and thigh high clear boots and visor. It's a nod to the future of the iconic French fashion house - its traditional pattern mimicked with an ab-baring design, not to mention the use of the teenage model.

Naturally, Crawford was sitting front and centre to cheer on her daughter and is enjoyed renewed vigeur in her already thriving career as she recently added Kaia, son Presley and husband Rande to her latest Omega campaign. Due to Kaia's young age and ever growing public interest, she is often accompanied by at least one of her parents at shows and parties.

Off the runway, she is the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty and recently appeared in a Chrome Hearts campaign. In 2014, she began dipping her toe into the modelling pool with her mother's approval and Crawford said she would be managing her burgeoning career carefully.

"I'm happy for her to be happy," she told the Evening Standard. "She's kind of chomping at the bit and the Teen Vogue piece seemed like an appropriate thing to do. I am very comfortable with the photographer, who is a woman I've worked with a lot and is a mother herself.

US model Cindy Crawford poses during a photocall prior to the Chanel women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
US model Cindy Crawford poses during a photocall prior to the Chanel women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images

"When people ask me about my daughter, I feel like I could guide her in the right direction because I was able to navigate it. You can, it is doable."

This morning's show was designed on a faux cliff edge, having models arrive through constructed caves and waterfalls inside the Grand Palais, in a sure sign that Lagerfeld has outdone only himself this season. In previous years, Lagerfeld has mimicked supermarkets and casinos.

A model presents a creation for Chanel during the women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
A model presents a creation for Chanel during the women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

For all the pictures from the Chanel show, check out our gallery below:

Models present creations for Chanel during the women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
Models present creations for Chanel during the women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: A model walks the runway during the Chanel Paris show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
A model presents a creation for Chanel during the women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Patrick KOVARIKPATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
A model wears a creation for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2018 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, Oct., 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 03: A model walks the runway during the Chanel Paris show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
French model and actress Marie-Ange Casta poses during a photocall prior to the Chanel women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
US model Cindy Crawford arrives to the Chanel women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
Kaia Gerber wears a creation for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2018 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, Tuesday, Oct., 2017. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
French actress Anna Mouglalis poses during a photocall prior to the Chanel women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
A model walks the runway during the Chanel Paris show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Brazilian-British model Alice Dellal poses during a photocall prior to the Chanel women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
Arizona Muse walks the runway during the Chanel Paris show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Italian actress Monica Bellucci poses during a photocall prior to the Chanel women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
US model Cindy Crawford poses during a photocall prior to the Chanel women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
Arizona Muse walks the runway during the Chanel Paris show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
US model Cindy Crawford poses during a photocall prior to the Chanel women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
Kaia Gerber walks the runway during the Chanel Paris show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2018 on October 3, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
US model Cindy Crawford poses during a photocall prior to the Chanel women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images
US model Cindy Crawford poses during a photocall prior to the Chanel women's 2018 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris, on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCOIS GUILLOTFRANCOIS GUILLOT/AFP/Getty Images

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