Karlie Kloss
Birth Date:
August 3, 1992
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
6' 1" (1.85 m)
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 VS Angel


Chicago, Illinois born fashion model Karlie Kloss is famous as a Victoria's Secret Angel. She has appeared in the brand's fashion shows in 2011, 2012 and 2013. She has modeled for Christian Dior, Donna Karan, Hermes,  Louis Vuitton, and Versace, among others. The dark blonde beauty was named the best model by People magazine in 2008.

In her free time, Kloss enjoys baking cookies, biking, and ballet. Partnered with Momofuku Milk Bar, Kloss made a special recipe called Karlie's Kookies, which she sold in DKNY Soho during Fashion's Night Out in New York City. The proceeds went to hungry children around the world (through FEED Projects).          

Chicago Native

Childhood and Family:

Karlie Kloss was born Karlie Elizabeth Kloss on August 3, 1992, in Chicago, Illinois, to Tracy (née Fares), a freelance art director, and Kurt Kloss, an emergency physician. Her mother is of German ancestry and her father is of Danish and German descent. When she was 2, her family relocated to St. Louis, Missouri. She studied classical ballet as a young, and attended Webster Groves High School. Karlie has three sisters, Kristine, and twins Kimberly and Kariann.

Christian Dior Girl


Discovered at a local benefit runway show, Karlie Kloss entered the modeling world in 2006 by appearing in a 12-page editorial photographed by David Leslie Anthony and posing for the cover of Scene Magazine in Chicago. It was not long before she signed with Elite New York.     

After moving to NYC, Kloss worked with photographer Bruce Weber for Abercrombie. However, she parted ways with Elite in January 2008 and signed with NEXT Model Management. Kloss' former agency Elite later sued NEXT Model Management for supposedly stealing its young star by offering her “improper compensation” to sign. Elite claimed they had an important part for launching her career and booked much work for her. The case was finally settled out of court.

In 2008, Kloss walked 31 runways in New York Fashion Week, including closing for Marc Jacobs, opening Carolina Herrera, and occupying both spots at Doo.Ri. She then walked 20 shows in Milan and 13 shows in Paris for the fall 2008 collections. Kloss left NEXT  Model Management after four years and then signed with IMG Models.     

Kloss has appeared in advertisements for Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Hermes, Jean Paul Gaultier, Donna Karan, Nina Ricci, Chloé, Lacoste, Sportmax, Alexander McQueen, Yves Saint Laurent, Elie Saab, Gap, Bally Shoe, Bergdorf Goodman, Pringle of Scotland, Oscar de la Renta, Sonia Rykiel, Aquascutum, Topshop, Eryn Brinie, Uniqlo, Omnia Jade, Lord & Taylor, Barneys New York, American Eagle, and Victoria's Secret PINK. She has strutted down the runway for a number of designers, including Shiatzy Chen, Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Givenchy, Gucci, Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Versace. She has appeared on the covers of  Italian Vogue in October 2009, January 2010, and December 2011, Vogue Turkey, Vogue Portugal, Vogue China in February, August, and November in 2010, British Vogue in September 2012, Vogue Korea and American Teen Vogue, alongside Chanel Iman and Ali Michael in February 2008 and by herself in May 2010.   

One of Kloss' big successes arrived in 2011 when she began her work with Victoria's Secret. She subsequently made her debut in that year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and has appeared in the VS Fashion show in 2012 and 2013. Also in 2011, Kloss renewed her contract with Christian Dior for the third season in a row. She also appeared on the cover of LIFE Magazine.   

In 2012, Kloss posed for the covers of British Vogue, Japanese Vogue, Harper's Bazaar Russia, and Numéro. The same year, she appeared in campaign ads for Juicy Couture, Stefanel, Elie Saab, and Jean Paul Gaultier. She co-hosted the revival of the MTV series “House of Style” with fellow model Joan Smalls.

2013 found Kloss becoming the face of Donna Karan, Lacoste, and Lanvin campaigns. She starred with Daria Strokous, Monika Jagaciak and Iris Strubegger in Louis Vuitton's Alma bag campaign in April of that year. She also was named as one of the new ambassadors for Coach, Inc. and appeared in the accessory maker's Fall 2013 campaign.    


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