Karl Lagerfeld, much like Marc Jacobs, has long been a champion for Kendall Jenner. Recently, he graced the bonafide supermodel with the opening spot at Fendi’s breathtaking 90th anniversary show. As a follow-up to Kendall’s fountain-side stroll, three days ago the brand revealed the first images from its Fall 2016 campaign, starring the catwalk queen, who posed for none other than Lagerfeld himself.
In one photo, the 20-year-old model channels a young Elvis Presley. Her recently cropped tresses are styled in a tight, boyish bouffant, her smoky eye makeup at once conceals and accentuates her full, coquettish lashes. Her orange and purple-striped button-down shirt and brown slacks contribute to the ad’s offbeat, 60s-era androgynous vibe.
In a second shot, the supermodel rocks Lagerfeld’s favored material du jour — fur — in the form of a baby blue, black, white and red scarf, along with a silky orange blouse and purple slacks. In her navy-manicured hand she holds a leather maroon handbag with ruffle-accented sides and baby blue studded strap. Here, she looks less King of rock ‘n’ roll, more #GirlBoss.
Will the campaign’s accompanying video spots keep to the Elvis reference and showcase Kendall Jenner’s oft-documented gyrating skills? One can only hope.