Kaia Gerber

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Kaia Gerber
Kaia Jordan Gerber(3).jpg
Gerber in 2019
Born
Kaia Jordan Gerber

(2001-09-03) September 3, 2001 (age 21)
Occupations
  • Model
  • actress
Years active2014–present
Parents
Modeling information
Height5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m)[1]
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Agency
Gerber at the 2019 Max Mara Fashion Week in Milan

Kaia Jordan Gerber (born September 3, 2001) is an American model and actress. She is the daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford and businessman Rande Gerber. After starring in a series of ad campaigns for fashion brands since debuting at Fashion Week in 2017, Gerber won Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards. Gerber and her mother have worked together in campaigns for the Omega watch brand. Gerber is the first model born in the 2000s to achieve The Big Four of Vogue covers.

Early life[edit]

Kaia Jordan Gerber was born on September 3, 2001, in Los Angeles, California. She is the younger of two children born to supermodel Cindy Crawford[4] and businessman Rande Gerber.[5][6] She has an older brother, Presley (b. 1999), who is also a model.[7]

Her father is of Russian-Jewish descent.[8] Her mother, who is of German, English, French, and Danish ancestry, is a Christian.[9][10] In a 2018 interview, she stated "my dad is Jewish and my mom is Christian so we grew up doing both; we call it Christmas Chrismukah. I love learning about both of those sides of my life. We’d do Passover, Passover dinner and Yom Kippur. I love learning all of that, and learning the cooking."[10][11][12]

When she was 10, Gerber landed her first modeling gig with Versace's junior line, Young Versace. Gerber took online classes at Malibu High School.[13]

Career[edit]

Gerber made her acting debut at 15 in Sister Cities as the young version of Carolina.[14] Gerber made her runway debut for Raf Simons's Calvin Klein Collection at 16 years old in 2017, and then walked for fashion houses such as Marc Jacobs, Burberry, Alexander Wang, Coach, Prada, Chanel, Fendi, Miu Miu, Max Mara, Givenchy, Bottega Veneta, Stella McCartney, Isabel Marrant, Alberta Ferretti, Loewe, Chloé, Sacai, Michael Kors, Moncler, JW. Anderson, Longchamp, Tom Ford, Salvatore Ferragamo, Ports1961, Lanvin, Anna Sui, Moschino, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Valentino, and Versace, alongside her mother, during 2018 Spring Fashion Week.

Gerber has made editorials and has been on the cover of fashion magazines, including The Love Magazine, i-D, Teen Vogue and Pop Magazine, etc. as well as different covers and international editions of Vogue, including Vogue Paris, Vogue Japan, Vogue Italia, Vogue British, Vogue India, Vogue China, Vogue Magazine, and "The Book edition" for Vogue Netherlands with her mother in Winter 2016.

Gerber appeared in the Miu Miu eyewear campaign in 2016, and the Omega campaign in 2017.[15] with her mother, photographed by Peter Lindbergh. In Spring 2018, she appeared in campaigns for Versace, Calvin Klein, and Saint Laurent fall/winter. In 2018, she and Sofia Mechetner led the campaign for Marc Jacobs's fragrance Daisy. In the same year, she was the star of the Chanel spring handbags campaign photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.[16] and Valentino[17] at the same time.

In 2018, Gerber collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld to create the KarlxKaia collection,[18] her first collection. In 2019, Gerber starred in Jimmy Choo's[19] spring/summer and fall/winter campaigns, the Stella McCartney spring campaign and the Fendi spring campaign.She also debuted as the new face of advertising campaigns and brand ambassador for YSL beauty.[20][21] In 2020, Gerber starred in the Louis Vuitton "Twist bag" spring summer advertising campaign photographed by Craig McDean.[22]

On August 14, 2020, Daily Front Row listed Gerber as one of a group of high-profile investors who purchased W magazine, a fashion magazine.[23] Gerber appeared in the tenth season of the FX horror anthology American Horror Story, as well as its spinoff, American Horror Stories.[24][25] In 2021, Gerber appeared on her first American Vogue cover, featuring on their June/July issue, and again on their September issue.[26][27] In 2022, she was cast to recur in the Apple TV+ miniseries Mrs. American Pie.[28]

Personal life[edit]

Gerber resides in New York City.[29] She dated American comedian Pete Davidson from late 2019 till February 2020.[30] In October 2020, she began a relationship with Australian actor Jacob Elordi. The couple broke up after a year. In December 2021, she began dating actor Austin Butler.[31]

Awards and honors[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2015 The Daily's Annual Fashion Media Awards Breakthrough Model Award Won [32]
2018 The Fashion Awards Model of the Year Won [33][34]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Sister Cities Young Carolina Television film
2017 Rich Kids of Instagram Herself Episode: "Pilot: RKOI"
2021 American Horror Stories Ruby McDaniel 2 episodes
American Horror Story: Double Feature Kendall Carr 4 episodes
TBA Mrs. American Pie Mitzi Upcoming miniseries
TBA Bottoms[35] In post-production
Music videos
Year Title Artist(s) Notes
2019 "Burnout" John Eatherly [36]
2020 "Imagine" Gal Gadot & Friends [37]
"Crying in the Mirror" Rainsford [38]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Compcard by DNA Models". Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  2. ^ "DNA Models". Archived from the original on January 28, 2021. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "Viva Model Management - Kaia Gerber". Archived from the original on January 21, 2021. Retrieved December 11, 2020.
  4. ^ Devaney, Susan (May 18, 2021). "All The Times Kaia Gerber And Cindy Crawford Looked Like Twins". Vogue. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  5. ^ Creeden, Molly (December 8, 2014). "Meet Cindy Crawford's Daughter Kaia Gerber, A 13-Year-Old Who's About to Become the Next Big Thing". Teen Vogue. Yahoo. Archived from the original on August 27, 2017. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  6. ^ "Cindy Crawford: Model (". Biography.com (FYI / A&E Networks). Archived from the original on April 29, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
  7. ^ Smith, Mini (August 26, 2016). "11 questions to Presley Gerber". Vogue France (in French). Retrieved February 15, 2022.
  8. ^ O'Neill, Anne-Marie (July 19, 1999). "Cindy's Joy". People. Archived from the original on September 6, 2014. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  9. ^ Cindy Crawford [@CindyCrawford] (June 4, 2010). "@eyecandyMichele I'm a mutt! My family has been in the US for several generations, but i'm mostly German, English and French" (Tweet). Archived from the original on December 4, 2012. Retrieved October 1, 2017 – via Twitter.
  10. ^ a b "Most Wanted: Kaia Gerber". Archived from the original on October 24, 2019. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  11. ^ "Why Cindy Crawford's Heart Belongs To Malibu". C Magazine. November 28, 2018. Archived from the original on April 30, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  12. ^ "Elle Decor Magazine article from 2002" (PDF). Elle Decor. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 6, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
  13. ^ "Kaia Gerber's Perfect Day". January 23, 2018. Archived from the original on February 12, 2019. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
  14. ^ "Kaia Gerber". IMDb. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2021.
  15. ^ "Cindy Crawford & Kaia Gerber Front OMEGA Watches Campaign". Fashion Gone Rogue. October 2, 2017. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  16. ^ Fisher, Lauren Alexis (February 26, 2018). "Kaia Gerber Lands Her First Chanel Campaign". Harper's Bazaar. Archived from the original on September 16, 2020. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  17. ^ Anastasiou, Zoe. "Kaia Gerber Just Landed Her First Valentino Campaign". Harper's Bazaar. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  18. ^ "It's Here! Karl Lagerfeld x Kaia Gerber's Cali Inspired Collaboration Lands". Fashion Gone Rogue. August 30, 2018. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  19. ^ Samaha, Barry (February 3, 2020). "Kaia Gerber's Capsule Shoe Collection with Jimmy Choo is Perfect". Harper's Bazaar. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  20. ^ "Kaia Gerber Is The New Make-Up Ambassador For YSL Beauté". British Vogue. October 2018. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  21. ^ Rodulfo, Kristina (October 1, 2018). "Kaia Gerber Just Landed a Major Beauty Gig". Elle. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  22. ^ "Kaia Gerber Charms in Louis Vuitton 'Twist' Spring 2020 Campaign". Fashion Gone Rogue. February 28, 2020. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved September 13, 2020.
  23. ^ Freya Drohan (August 14, 2020). "Investor Group including Karlie Kloss and Kaia Gerber acquire W magazine". Daily Front Row. Archived from the original on October 30, 2020. Retrieved October 4, 2020. Sara Moonves, the glossy's first female editor in chief in its 50-year history, assembled the group, led by model and entrepreneur Karlie Kloss. Other celebrity investors include fashion fixtures Lewis Hamilton and 18-year-old Kaia Gerber.
  24. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (March 23, 2021). "Kaia Gerber To Join 'American Horror Story' Season 10 Cast, Ryan Murphy Reveals". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 23, 2021.
  25. ^ Ray, Alyssa (May 18, 2021). "American Horror Story Season 10 & the Spinoff Will Be Here Before You Know It". E! Online. Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  26. ^ Fry, Naomi (May 18, 2021). "Girl Interrupted: The Education of Kaia Gerber". Vogue. Retrieved May 18, 2021.
  27. ^ Singer, Maya (August 5, 2021). "Generation America: The Models Changing an Industry". Vogue. Retrieved September 17, 2021.
  28. ^ Cordero, Rosy (June 13, 2022). "Mrs. American Pie: Jordan Bridges, Kaia Gerber & Julia Duffy Among 6 Set To Recur In Apple Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 13, 2022.
  29. ^ "Kaia Gerber and Pete Davidson end romance: He was 'too intense' for teen model, report says". Mercury News. January 15, 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2021. Over the holidays, the power couple were photographed visiting Gerber at her New York City apartment.
  30. ^ "Kaia Gerber and Pete Davidson end romance: He was 'too intense' for teen model, report says". Mercury News. January 15, 2020. Retrieved November 22, 2021. Over the holidays, the power couple were photographed visiting Gerber at her New York City apartment.
  31. ^ Merrett, Robyn (December 21, 2021). "Kaia Gerber Spotted Out with Austin Butler After Jacob Elordi Split". people.com. Retrieved August 3, 2022.
  32. ^ "Kaia Gerber Snags Breakthrough Model Award at Fashion Week with Lookalike Mom Cindy Crawford by Her Side". People. Retrieved April 2, 2021.
  33. ^ "The Fashion Awards 2018: The Winners". Vogue. Archived from the original on December 12, 2018. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  34. ^ "The Fashion Awards 2019: Rihanna, Julia Roberts and Holly Willoughby lead the best dressed on the red carpet". The Telegraph. December 2, 2019. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  35. ^ "KAIA GERBER LANDS NEXT ACTING ROLE IN UPCOMING FILM 'BOTTOMS'". Grazia.
  36. ^ Cacouris, Christina (July 24, 2019). "watch kaia gerber's music video debut in john eatherly's 'burnout'". i-D. Archived from the original on August 4, 2020. Retrieved August 4, 2020.
  37. ^ Laura Smith-Spark (March 19, 2020). "Gal Gadot enlists celebrity help for coronavirus 'Imagine' video". CNN. Archived from the original on March 19, 2020. Retrieved March 20, 2020.
  38. ^ Belfiore, Emily (May 22, 2020). "See Kaia Gerber and Gregg Sulkin's Steamy Makeout Session in Cara Delevingne Directed Music Video". E! News. Archived from the original on June 29, 2020. Retrieved May 28, 2020.


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