We’ve seen Karlie Kloss get pretty edgy over the last few months. Who can forget that dominatrixy-y photo shoot for Numéro magazine (which came with its own drama)? And her Parisian, fantasy-themed shoot for W magazine was all kinds of brilliant and futuristic. The supermodel will appear in the pages of Vogue’s January 2013 issue in a little spread that showcases her new haircut. I’m loving the striking images in this feature; Karlie is really workin’ it. Click inside to see more!
Karlie Kloss For Vogue
The season’s new hair is swingy, sexy—and refreshingly easy to wear. Karlie Kloss gets the cut of the moment.
“Garren! Garren! I’ve been doing my homework!” cries Karlie Kloss, swinging open the front door of Patrick Demarchelier’s Chelsea photo studio.
It’s Monday afternoon, and Kloss—dressed in her model-off-duty uniform of a Marc Jacobs trench, Rag & Bone jeans, and flat suede Jimmy Choo boots—has just spent the weekend studying images of “sexy sixties” icons Jane Birkin and Jean Shrimpton at the legendary hairstylist’s request.
“I’ve been so happy/nervous/terrified for this moment,” she says, shrugging off her jacket. She’s made the decision to chop off nearly seven inches of her signature rope of dark hair, and, admittedly, she’s still contending with a slight case of “Should I or shouldn’t I?” butterflies. “I haven’t had short hair since the second grade,” she says. “It was a bob with bangs—and let me tell you, that was not a fabulous cut.”
Since first appearing in the pages of Vogue, the 20-year-old St. Louis native has quickly become one of the industry’s most recognizable faces, commanding a powerful presence on runways from Rodarte to Haider Ackermann and Lanvin. She recently bought her first home—a two-story town house in New York City’s West Village—and, along with friend Joan Smalls, took up the mantle of modeling icons Cindy Crawford, Shalom Harlow, and Amber Valletta as host of MTV’s House of Style, newly reimagined as a Web series. “It’s been a year of big change for me,” says Kloss. “Now feels like a good time for a fresh start.”
Read the rest of the article at Vogue.
OMG. Love, love, love that first pic. Love the idea behind this spread. Look at Karlie’s eyebrows!!! Somehow the image conveys something totally frightening, totally exciting, and a little bit humorous. It’s perfect. Karlie’s really amazing. That tiny, little frame– and she always manages to look so strong.
Damn, I’m tempted to cut my hair! Sigh. I don’t know if I have it in me right now, but I’d love to try it. Between Alicia Keys, Amber Rose, Anne Hathaway, and now Karlie– I’m really appreciating the shorter look. One thing the Vogue article focuses on is the necessity of confidence, for women with shorter hair. I just always think about losing the ponytail. I mean, the ponytail is my daily fallback plan, so I dunno.
What do y’all think of Karlie’s new ‘do? I love this shoot? Did I say that? I love it.