Truth be told, Kendall Jenner is born with it. Love her or hate her, you can’t deny that the girl has got it goin’ on.
Yet for some reason Kendall Jenner’s presence in the fashion world is causing an uproar amongst the elitist subculture. Many feel as though Jenner isn’t worthy because of her reality star status. In just her first year, she’s walked for Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Givenchy, and is even the new face of Estee Lauder.
Despite the prestige of these designers and their castings, Jenner still receives backlash within the world of fashion. Just recently, Jenner was exposed to hate mail written by model Arisce Wanzer. The letter was published on September 22, 2014 in The Blot Magazine but it’s barely receiving attention now. The letter puts the reader through the daily sacrifices of a model and negatively targets Jenner as a “reality TV star” saying, ” Doesn’t she get enough cash from that show that all of ignorant America glamorizes?”
Despite all the hate and the rumors, I truly believe that Jenner has a fair place in modeling. The fashion industry is a cutthroat business and that quality doesn’t change — no matter what someone’s status is. I commend Jenner for staying as humble as she has. In the end, her grace will shine and blind all her haters on the way.
In contrast, Jenner just recently had the honor of being on the cover of Dazed Magazine in which she was given credit for “changing the face of fashion.” Along with the cover, 12 different looks, and an interview, Jenner made a video in response to all the rumors she hears about herself. The video is a small tribute to the film Mean Girls. Jenner recreates the Burn Book and targets the it-girl herself.
Featured images taken by Ben Toms & styled by Robbie Spencer for Dazed Magazine.