Kendall Jenner's modeling career got a huge boost last night: she walked the Marc Jacobs runway, widely considered the biggest/bestest job at New York Fashion Week. Backstage, she described the show as a "big kick-off to start and grow my career." She wore a Cleopatra-style sharp bob wig, brown capri pants and a sheer, deep v-neck blouse that exposed both her nipples. Twitter wasn't too sure about that last part though:
Real concerned why I just saw Kendall jenners nipple and even more concerned why her eyebrows are white $$$AJ$$$ (@aj0ness) February 14, 2014
Kendall Jenner needs to stop nadine ❁ (@nadinurr) February 14, 2014
I mean Kendall jenners nipple though?? That's supposed to be fashion.. I think Marc Jacobs is on crack! T I F F A N Y (@TiffanyCave1) February 14, 2014
Omg am affronted at Kendall Jenner with the nips out on the runway at New York fashion week 😳 she looks horrendous emiliexo (@emiliexoxox) February 14, 2014
sorry but what was kendall jenner doing walking for marc jacobs? was she lost? lissy (@aliciawakefield) February 14, 2014
So like if i show up to school with kendall jenner's nipple outfit tell me i won't get expelled tell me ☹poopy☹ (@negwopwincess) February 14, 2014
Big sister Khloé later stepped in and slapped down the critics, calling them "basic bitches" and arguing that big-deal model Kendall is now "2 dope for you to understand." Khloé also explained that the breast-bearing top wouldn't necessarily have been Kendall's choice, as models have to wear what they're told. That's their job and though in some circumstances a supermodel (or her agent) can negotiate, even Kris Jenner wouldn't dare argue with Marc Jacobs.
P.S. Here's a fun before/after image of Kendall's transformation backstage, and a little GIF of her catwalk moment in motion:
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