24 Times Kendall Jenner Made Runway Go Viral

On her 24th birthday, we’re charting the supermodel’s fashion evolution in her most talked about runway moments

Before making her runway debut in 2012, we knew of Kendall Jenner as the reality television phenomenon on Keeping Up with the Kardashians to tune into each week. With half her life sacrificed to the public eye, the world watched closely as Jenner began to move away from her work on TV and blossom her interest in modeling. A calm seven years since her first runway walk, Jenner has quite the resumé as a regular on some of the most influential runways during fashion month and holding a few major campaigns under the belt proving to be one of fashion’s most wanted it-girls. From reality to the runway, we’re commemorating this supermodel’s 24th birthday with 24 of her most talked about moments on catwalks around the world.

1. Sherri Hill S/S 2012

Jenner signed with Wilhelmina Models at just 14-years old and soon after landed her first runway break during New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2012 walking for Texan evening wear designer, Sherri Hill. Several other major it-girls found their beginnings walking Sherri Hill runway shows, including Grace Elizabeth, Hailey Bieber, and Kylie Jenner.


2. Marc Jacobs A/W 2014







































In her debut into high fashion shows, an 18-year old Jenner sported a risqué sheer v-neck and bleached brows drawing tons of media attention to the budding model.


3. Givenchy A/W 2014

That same year she started a long-term partnership alongside Riccardo Tisci at Givenchy resulting in Jenner as the face of several Givenchy campaigns as well as becoming one of Tisci’s prized muses and friends.


4. Chanel A/W 2014







































The model-on-the-rise achieved one of her dreams in 2014 after being asked to walk for Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel. For her Chanel debut, Jenner strutted through the iconic Chanel supermarket that is known as one of the houses most theatrical shows ever.

5. Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015







































In 2015, the pink carpet rolled out for Jenner’s first time walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show held in New York City. The iconic 2015 show featured two new angel recruits: Jenner, and fellow model and friend Gigi Hadid who both became vital mainstays of the show for years to come.


6. Atelier Versace A/W 2015







































Beginning her relationship with the house of Versace, Jenner donned the runway in a goddess-esq gown for their autumn/winter 2015 show.

7. Chanel A/W 2015 Couture

Prior to this event, Jenner was a Chanel regular, but never before had she walked for the house’s haute couture show. She was soon given the high honor of closing out the casino-themed couture show as the Chanel bride.

8. Fendi A/W 2016 Couture







































Celebrating the 90th birthday of Fendi, Silvia Venturini Fendi and creative director Karl Lagerfeld held a magical show staged on the Trevi Fountain in Rome where models appeared to be walking on water. Jenner opened the momentous show marking a major career milestone for the model.

9. Marc Jacobs A/W 2016







































This look showcased Jenner’s versatility in her runway presence. Opting for a darker, more dramatic look, the model was almost unrecognizable exuding tons of drama.

10. Balmain A/W 2016







































Jenner’s first viral hair change happened in 2016 at the Balmain autumn/winter 2016 show. With the house launching a line of wigs and extensions, Jenner opened the show rocking a platinum blonde wig followed by friend Gigi Hadid who displayed a brunette wig. The media cemented the hair switch in runway history as one of the many famed catwalk moments.

11. Marc Jacobs S/S 2016







































In one of her more controversial runway moments, Jenner made headlines for this look featured in the show which appropriated multi-colored dreadlocks on a variety of white models.

12. Alexander Wang A/W 2017

Inspired by New York City streetwear, this show presented Jenner in an edgy all-black number that proved to be one of her most simple and best looks.


13. Balmain A/W 2017

Jenner went full gladiator mode in this look made from an uncut alligator skin for ultimate exotic texture.

14. Miu Miu A/W 2017

Notably picky about who walks her shows, Miuccia Prada first cast Jenner for Miu Miu in 2016 securing her spot in several future castings for the house.


15. Burberry S/S 2018 

































Jenner was notably absent from New York Fashion Week in 2018, but the model made an appearance in London for Riccardo Tisci’s first collection as creative director for Burberry wearing a modern take on the house’s classic trench coat style.


16. Tom Ford S/S 2018

At Tom Ford, Jenner channeled her inner Kris Jenner in a pixie cut style that modernized a simple LBD.


17. Versace S/S 2018

This show became a viral moment for Versace reviving classic prints and styles intrinsic to the Italian house. In addition to modernizing some vintage classics, the house cast a star-studded lineup composed of new wave it-girls like Jenner herself and vintage supermodel pros.


18. Fendi A/W 2018

Jenner’s look for this Fendi show was accessorized with a striking cobalt blue cat-eye and a side-swept deep green chop for a striking look that earned lots of attention.


19. Off-White S/S 2019

Creative Director Virgil Abloh teamed up with Nike for this sportswear-at-heart collection. The show opened with an iconic model moment of Jenner strutting on a track alongside fellow model and friend Bella Hadid in dual monochromatic looks.


21. Versace A/W 2019

Rocking a range of totally ’90s accessories, Jenner was adorned in a lacey blazer and tights combo featuring barrettes, cocktail rings, and even decorative chokers.


22. Alexander Wang S/S 2020

































Jenner joined the Wang Gang once again for this season inspired by a range of classic, Americana-inspired looks. She appeared in a simple all-white look with minimal makeup proving less is more for this supermodel.


22. Burberry S/S 2020

































Jenner appeared in Riccardo Tisci’s Burberry show in London this past season making her appearance as a blonde. In another instance of Jenner’s color change making headlines, her new doo generated a viral fashion moment.


23. Fendi S/S 2020



























With sparse appearances during this past fashion month, Jenner appeared in a select number of shows keeping her newly blonded locks. The model showed off her look at the Fendi show where a principal palette of yellowed warm tones complemented her golden hair.


24. Giambattista Valli x H&M

































Subsequently debuting a bubblegum pink tulle dress from the collaboration at the amfAR Gala in Cannes, Jenner most recently walked for the collection sporting a few serious party dresses along the way.









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