Diane von Furstenberg loves Karlie Kloss as much as we do
Karlie Kloss was already *100-emoji* to us, but now it’s official. The 23-year-old supermodel made the list of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, accompanied by a wonderful short essay written by designer Diane von Furstenberg. The Time 100 list, released earlier today, features people like Adele and Lin-Manuel Miranda and while we’re inspired by all these people’s accomplishments, we especially love the girl power love happening between these two fashion icons.
“Karlie Kloss is the epitome of the ideal American millennial woman,” DVF’s essay begins. “I’ve worked with her on many campaigns, as I love her personality and the fact that she is her own woman.”
Diane goes on to document Karlie’s many accomplishments, especially at such a young age:
And, a year ago, Karlie announced her #KodeWithKarlie Scholarship that offers 20 high school girls the opportunity to participate in the Flatiron Pre-College Academy two-week Intro to Software Engineering class for free. Education is important to Karlie, which is why she took a semester off of modeling last year to focus on her work at NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study.
Karlie Kloss doesn’t confine herself to any one profession or label, which is what Diane admires most about her. She wrote in Time:
We know we’ve definitely been inspired by all that Karlie’s accomplished, and we’re over the moon that her work is being recognized in such an exciting way. Getting praised by one of the most iconic fashion designers in the world — it doesn’t get much better than that!