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Last night at the final show of New York Fashion Week, Kendall Jenner made her runway debut for Jacobs in traditional over-the-top Kardashian fashion: she was wearing a completely sheer sweater without a bra. Yes, everything was visible. (We’re not going to post the actual photo, but if you must see it, stage mom Kris Jenner posted it on her Instagram, here.)
Traditionally nudity on the runway is no big deal, but for a girl who’s constantly under the spotlight–and who only turned 18 last November, by the way–to make the biggest move of her modeling career thus far in such a manner created quite a stir. More people are talking about Jenner than they are the actual fashions at the show itself.
But before the show, Kendall seemed as calm as a cucumber, giving no indication of the hoopla she surely knew her outfit would case. She spoke with Emily Weiss at Into the Gloss, saying “I just recently turned 18, so this [Marc Jacobs show] is my big kick-off to start and grow my career. The New York fashion scene is crazy, madness, but I love the energy. I love everything about it—like the hair and makeup today, it’s incredible. I’ve never had my eyebrows bleached; I don’t even look like myself!”
But after her strut down the runway, the backlash came pouring in, with many people voicing their opinion that she was too young to be dressing like that. Big sis Khloe Kardashian took to Twitter in Kendall’s defense, tweeting “She’s too dope for you 2 understand! Yall would trade places with her in a second! The hate is real! Lol bye haters! #ModelLife #Simple,” and reminding people of the fact that models don’t choose their own looks in the shows–they’re assigned them.
So was Marc Jacobs trying to make a statement by dressing Kendall this way? Or was this just typical fashion? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.