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Kaia Gerber
Gerber in 2019
Kaia Jordan Gerber

(2001-09-03) September 3, 2001 (age 22)
  • Model
  • actress
Years active2014–present
Modeling information
Height5 ft 9+12 in (1.77 m)[1]
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown

Kaia Jordan Gerber (born September 3, 2001) is an American model and actress.[4] 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 in 2018.[5]

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[6] and businessman Rande Gerber.[7][8] She has an older brother, Presley.[citation needed]

Her mother, who is of German, English, French, and Danish ancestry, is a Congregationalist Christian[9][10] and her father is an American Jew. In a 2018 interview, she stated "my dad is Jewish and my mom is Christian so we grew up doing both; we call it 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."[11][12][13] Through her mother, she is a descendant of English Puritan settler Thomas Trowbridge, who helped establish the Congregational Church in New Haven.[14]

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.[15]


Gerber at the 2019 Max Mara Fashion Week in Milan

Early work 2012-2018[edit]

Kaia Gerber was part of the Young Versace S/S 12 campaign when she was only 10 years old.[16] Gerber made her acting debut at 15 in Sister Cities as the young version of Carolina.[17] In July 2015 Gerber signed under IMG models.[18]

Gerber appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris, Vogue Netherlands, and Vogue India along with her mother Cindy Crawford in 2016.[19] In 2016, Gerber was also part of the Marc Jacobs "Daisy" fragrance advertisement and beauty fall campaign.[20] Gerber was also part of the Alexander Wang's S/S 16 campaign, and Chrome Hearts S/S 16 campaign.[20]

In 2017, Gerber appeared on the Teen Vogue Fall 2017 edition. In February 2018, Gerber appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris, in July 2018 on the cover of Vogue Italia and on October in the cover of Vogue Paris.[21]

Gerber made her runway debut for Raf Simons's Calvin Klein Collection at 16 years old and 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 rose to fame after opening Alexander Wang's S/S 17 show at the age of 16.[22]

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.[23] 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.[24] and Valentino.[25]

In 2018, Gerber collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld to create the KarlxKaia collection,[26] her first collection. In 2018, Gerber won Model of the Year at the Fashion Awards.[27]

Rise to prominence 2019-present[edit]

In 2019, Gerber starred in Jimmy Choo's[28] 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.[29][30] Gerber also appeared on the cover of the British Vogue for the October Issue.[31] For the F/W 2019 season Gerber walked 26 fashion shows, opening 4 and closing 4.[32]

In 2020, Gerber starred in the Louis Vuitton "Twist bag" spring summer advertising campaign photographed by Craig McDean.[33] In 2020 Gerber appeared on her first American Vogue Cover for the April issue along with supermodel Adut Akech and also appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia for the May and September Issue.[34][35]

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.[36] Gerber appeared in the tenth season of the FX horror anthology American Horror Story, as well as its spinoff, American Horror Stories.[37][38] In 2021, she appeared on the American Vogue cover, featuring on their June/July issue, and again on their September issue.[39][40] In 2022, Gerber was cast to recur in the Apple TV+ miniseries Mrs. American Pie.[41] She next appeared in Damien Chazelle's period drama Babylon, which was her feature film debut.

In 2023, Gerber covered the American and French editions of Elle[42] and starred in an advertising campaign for Alaïa.[43] She also appeared in the teen sex comedy film Bottoms alongside Rachel Sennott and Ayo Edebiri.[44] It premiered at South by Southwest on March 11, 2023 to positive reviews.[45] It was released in the United States on August 25, 2023.[46] In 2024, Gerber appeared on the British Vogue for the March issue which featured 40 icons in the fashion industry.[47]

On March 20, 2024, Palm Royale debuted on Apple TV+, with Gerber taking on the role of Mitzi, an aspiring model in 1969 Palm Beach. She appeared in the first 10 episodes of the show.

On April 6, 2024, Gerber appeared in a cameo role in the Saturday Night Live sketch, Pilates.[48]

Personal life[edit]

Gerber resides in New York and Malibu.[49] She dated American comedian Pete Davidson from late 2019 until February 2020.[49] In August 2020, she began a relationship with Australian actor Jacob Elordi. The couple broke up after a year. In December 2021, she began dating American actor Austin Butler.[50]

Awards and honors[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2015 The Daily's Annual Fashion Media Awards Breakthrough Model Award Won [51]
2018 The Fashion Awards Model of the Year Won [52][53]



Year Title Role Notes
2022 Babylon Starlet
2023 Bottoms Brittany
TBA Mother Mary Post-production
Shell Chloe Benson Post-production
SNL 1975 Jacqueline Carlin Post-production
Outcome Filming


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 3 episodes
American Horror Story: Double Feature Kendall Carr 4 episodes
2024 In the Know Herself Episode: "I'm No Hero"[54]
Palm Royale Mitzi Recurring role
RuPaul's Drag Race Herself/Guest Judge Episode: "See You Next Wednesday"

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Notes
2019 "Burnout" John Eatherly [55]
2020 "Imagine" [56]
"Crying in the Mirror" Rainsford [57]



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