Kaia Gerber

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Kaia Gerber
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Gerber in 2019
Born
Kaia Jordan Gerber

(2001-09-03) September 3, 2001 (age 20)
Occupation
  • Model
  • actress
Years active2014–present
Parent(s)
Modeling information
Height1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)[1]
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
Agency

Kaia Jordan Gerber (born September 3, 2001) is an American model and actress. She is the daughter of model 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 as well as three covers of Vogue.[4][5]

Early life[edit]

Kaia Jordan Gerber was born on September 3, 2001, in Los Angeles, California. She is one of two children from celebrity couple, model Cindy Crawford[6] and businessman Rande Gerber[7][8] who have an older son, Presley Gerber. Her father is of Russian-Jewish descent.[9] Her mother, who is of German, English, French, and Danish ancestry, is Christian.[10][11] 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.[12]

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."[13][14][15]

Career[edit]

Gerber made her acting debut at 15 in Sister Cities (2016) as the young version of Carolina's character.[16] 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.[17]

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.[18]

Gerber appeared in the Miu Miu eyewear campaign in 2016[19] and the Omega campaign in 2017[20][21] with her mother, photographed by Peter Lindbergh. In Spring 2018, she appeared in campaigns for Versace,[22] Calvin Klein,[23][24] and Saint Laurent fall/winter.[25] In 2018, she and Sofia Mechetner led the campaign for Marc Jacobs's fragrance Daisy.[26] In the same year, she was the star of the CHANEL spring handbags campaign photographed by Karl Lagerfeld[27][28] and Valentino[29][30] at the same time.

In 2018, Gerber collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld to create the KarlxKaia collection,[31][32] her first collection. In 2019, Gerber starred in Jimmy Choo's[33][34] spring/summer and fall/winter campaigns, the Stella McCartney spring campaign[35] and the Fendi spring campaign.[36][37] She also debuted as the new face of advertising campaigns and brand ambassador for YSL beauty.[38][39][40] In 2020, Gerber starred in the Louis Vuitton "Twist bag" spring summer advertising campaign photographed by Craig McDean.[41][42]

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.[43] Gerber has stared in tenth season of the FX horror anthology American Horror Story, as well as its spinoff, American Horror Stories.[44][45] In 2021, Gerber appeared on her first American Vogue cover, featuring on their June/July issue, and again on their September issue.[46][47]

Personal life[edit]

Since August 2020, she has been in a relationship with Australian actor Jacob Elordi.[48]

Awards and honors[edit]

Year Award Category Result Ref.
2015 The Daily's Annual Fashion Media Awards Breakthrough Model Award Won [49]
2018 The Fashion Awards Model of the Year Won [50][51]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2016 Sister Cities Young Carolina Television film
2017 Rich Kids of Instagram Kaia Episode: "Pilot: RKOI"
2021 American Horror Stories Ruby McDaniel 2 episodes
American Horror Story: Double Feature Kendall Carr 3 episodes
Music videos
Year Title Artist(s) Notes
2019 "BURNOUT" John Eatherly [52]
2020 "Imagine (Quarantine Edition)" Artists for We Are One [53]
"Crying in the Mirror" Rainsford [54]

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