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Karlie Kloss is now in her sophomore season as the host of Bravo's Project Runway — and it shouldn't be too shocking to anyone that the supermodel's career would take on a whole different life in front of the cameras.
When speaking to The Daily Dish previously, Karlie noted that her "whole life has led up to this moment" of hosting Project Runway.
As an in-demand model prior to joining the Bravo fashion competition series (and remains one to this day), Karlie knows a lot about working in the fashion industry and wanted to use her experience working in that world with A-list designers to share with the hopeful designers on the show. "There's so many moments throughout my career that have led up to getting me to the position that I am now," she said.
She continued: "I've never done anything like this, but I have been working in the fashion industry for the last 10 years. I would say, I mean, in a funny way, my whole life has has prepared me for this. I did not expect to be in fashion. But when I first saw the show, Project Runway, I was 12 years old. And I remember thinking, at that point, fashion was fascinating, but had nothing to do with me. Little did I know that my career would start when I was 15 years old, working in fashion, working with the best and most incredible designers in the industry. And the last 10 years of my career have really equipped me for this role, whether I knew it or not."
Speaking of the best designers, she's worked with them all.
"The best piece of fashion advice I ever received was backstage at an Alexander McQueen show. I was wearing this big, red, beautiful gown. I had crazy makeup on, crazy hair, and it was a real fashion moment. And I just remember thinking, 'Oh my gosh, this dress is so long. I'm gonna fall on my face. I said this to Lee McQueen... and he said, 'Don't worry, Karlie. Whatever happens, you wear the dress, the dress does not wear you' ... And I got out there, of course, I tripped and I took it out from my shoe. I threw it on the ground and I made a moment of it."
The moment lived on in the campaign and even appeared on a book cover. Her takeaway from it? "Even when things happen, it's how you get back up and how you take control and ownership of those moments," she said. "And that, to me, was something I'll never forget."
That moment clearly ranks high for her in her fashion career (not that we can blame her), as well the Met Gala she appeared at with Oscar de la Renta wearing his gown. Another Met Gala, during which she wore a dress designed by fellow Project Runway judge Brandon Maxwell, was also a big fashion moment for her.
But, personal achievements have also shaped her, like the day she walked down the aisle back in October 2018. "I wore a Dior couture gown for my wedding [to Joshua Kushner], which was so magical and was a dress that was like a fairytale dress that was mine... it was my real life and a really magical moment," she recalled. "I would say I'm not a girl whose dreamt about her wedding, so when I was planning my wedding and kind of thinking of a wedding dress, it really just felt Dior."
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