The girl has the most ridiculous runway walk, plus a stunning face that photographs flawlessly. She’s an exceptional model who also happens to be the nicest. In honor of Fashion Week, LIFE had photographer Gabrielle Revere follow Karlie around Paris during the spring couture shows, as well as St. Louis and New York.
In lots of ways, Karlie is a normal 19-year-old. She went to prom (“It flew by, like the last four years.”) and wants to attend med school. Her life revolves around her iPhone. But then, like, she has Tonne Goodman and Amy Astley gushing over her. Because she is AWESOME. And, adorably, she isn’t jaded about walking the runway: “I still get so nervous, and it’s good – that adrenaline, I feed off of it.”
A special printed edition of LIFE is being passed out at Lincoln Center during Fashion Week. Check out a few of the images below; the rest can be found here.
this is some kind of spaceship or something.
Photos courtesy of Gabrielle Revere/LIFE.com