Kendall Jenner is once again sitting out all of the NYFW runway shows

Kendall Jenner arrives at the DKNY 30th Birthday Party Celebration held at St. Ann's Warehouse on September 9, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States.

So far, there doesn’t seem to be one big stand-out story from the current New York Fashion Week. Maybe people are saving all the biggest dramas for Paris Fashion Week. That actually wouldn’t surprise me at all. While the Hadids have been doing the NYFW runways, another nepotism model has not: Kendall Jenner decided to sit out every runway for NYFW shows. She’s still going to shows and showing up at some NYFW events. But she’s not working. She chatted with Vogue about how she’s not doing the NYFW runways:

Kendall Jenner is ready to tackle fashion month. Yesterday, she kicked off her New York leg of the tour by sitting front row at Longchamp next to the likes of Julianne Moore. For the occasion, Jenner wore a sporty, long-sleeved dress that was fresh from the Spring 2020 collection. Her thoughts on the show? “I loved it, I think it was one of my favorites,” says Jenner, who is a face of the brand. “It was really cool, chic, and bright—it had a happy energy to it.”

As a model, Jenner is no stranger to the gruelling New York–London-Milan-Paris schedule that will soon follow this week—but she can’t deny that there’s still a special energy when shows come to the Big Apple. “I love New York,” she said. “All the Fashion Weeks, everyone gathers together for each one, but for this one specifically, it’s those people and then some. It’s so fun, and everybody is ready to have a good time.”

This season, Jenner is switching things up, hitting New York as a showgoer, not a catwalk star. “It’s a lot more mellow to just go,” she says, “but I won’t lie, today I was missing it. I was watching the girls and I was like, ‘Damn, I kind of want to walk.’” The model then teased that she will be in Milan—perhaps to hit the runway there?—and “TBD on everything else.”

[From Vogue]

On one side… she doesn’t have to walk a runway if she doesn’t want to, and some other model would probably love that gig. On the other side… Kendall just seems really lazy, right? She’s doing the bare minimum – she’ll show up for a handful of NYFW events (but only if she’s getting paid) and she refuses to walk the runway?

About a year ago, Kendall got in trouble because she seemingly mocked working models for walking in as many runway shows as they could book. It was a very elitist thing from Kendall, but unsurprising all the same. Kendall ended up “taking off” almost every fall runway show in New York, Paris and Milan in Fall 2018. Considering she can pick and choose, and considering she probably makes more money from editorial work and sponsorships, I guess she’s choosing wisely. Or will this come back to bite her? What’s weird is that I always thought she was a better runway model than an editorial model.

Kendall Jenner arrives at the DKNY 30th Birthday Party Celebration held at St. Ann's Warehouse on September 9, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States.

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  1. Mimi says:

    Having seen her galloping down the runway, I think this is a wise decision. She really has no discernible talent and doesn’t even seem to have the work ethic of the Hadids or Kaia Gerber who seem to actually give a shit and have tried to improve over the years.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      and are we sure she was even asked to walk and chose not to? I wonder.

    • Carol says:

      Yeah, I agree. Both the Hadids and Kaia seem to really want a modeling career or at least seem to love what they do. But maybe Kendall is just tired of it now. Who knows? I’m sure she’ll come out with some stupid product with her name on it soon.

  2. Sarah says:

    Bet she’s knocked up.

  3. Snappyfish says:

    While I always considered her the lesser of the evil that is Kardashian (I have a soft spot for her & Bella Hadid as they were the competition horse girls) However, the more she speaks the less I like.

    I do think she has a young Ali McGraw thing going on.

    • Gingerbread says:

      It’s so crazy to me that people still find her less evil when she has shown plenty of times how rude and offensive she is. There are dozens of stories about how she treats staff and fans. Dozens of stories of how she always is ‘misquoted’ when actually she just says a lot of offensive things. She’s always been an entitled spoiled brat, but gets away with it more because she’s deemed conventionally attractive.

      • Kitten says:

        Don’t forget the cultural appropriation.

      • Snappyfish says:

        @gingerbread (cute name!!) when the Kardashian’s show started she was the only one not interested in being on screen. That is where my less evil idea of her came from & yes, she is/was a horse girl & I do think that kept her head less up her butt than the rest. She was a normal HS girl (was even a cheerleader) until the Momager pulled her & her sister out of school to be homeschooled & put to work for the “Brand”. It’s been all down hill from there & I do think she & Kylie are exceptionally stupid. A side note about Kylie & her cosmetics empire. It’s Popcolor products w/her name on them.

      • Jen says:

        Didn’t she take her dog to a non-dog friendly restaurant last year and it bit a little girl and Ken-dull left without making sure the girl was okay? I think a lot of her stans said it was the girl’s mom’s fault because the little girl touched the dog without asking, but still. Your dog bites a child, and you should make sure the child is okay.

        I might be getting some of the details wrong though.

      • TeresaM says:

        I have always got the impression that Kylie is much nicer irl than Kendall. Kendall seems so uneducated, like she has never read a book in her life. She looks constantly bored and complaining

    • Gingerbread says:

      Hi @snappyfish! No judgement on you, just meant it’s crazy she’s able to keep a better reputation than she should have! I think both her and Kylie could have been kept out of the public eye more growing up, maybe they’d be more normal. But while people mock Kylie and Kim the most, Kendall is the most entitled of the bunch.

  4. Lenn says:

    I tend to think she is the least intelligent Kardashian…She and Kylie. I know Kylie had a billionair imperium and everything, but I think she has a team of people around her that actually run the place.

    • tw says:

      They are Caitlyn’s kids and not Robert Kardashian’s. Caitlyn isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer. Kaitlyn is also lazy and entitle. So there you go.

      • Michael Lawrence Kelly says:

        Caitlyn was an Olympic Gold Medalist in one of the hardest events. I do not like her much but I think when you got that on your shelf you get to take it easy for a long time

    • Ann says:

      I find her and Kylie to be markedly dumber than the older ones. The difference in their educations is apparent. Neither one of them really speak in full sentences and they both tend to look more glazed over all the time. Like they’re always bored or something?

    • tw says:

      @michael lawrence kelly, Bruce was an olympic champion 4 decades ago. Read about his wife who DID everything for him while he trained. For the past 4 decades Bruce now Caitlyn basically just golfed and got paid to talk about himself/herself. Kendall grew up with the example of a lazy, entitled parent.

    • jenner says:

      I agree, Kylie comes across as dumb as a stump. She has the whispery baby-voice to go along with it. Poor thing, she really didn’t stand a chance growing up in this family.

  5. CharliePenn says:

    She is truly lazy, entitled, and has a miserable attitude. I watched their show quite a bit, it’s my “I’m sick on the couch” go-to so over the years I’ve seen a lot of it.
    I manage to have a soft spot for every single person but her and Caitlyn. Every other woman has at least some redeeming qualities, moments of true sweetness and kindness, and their own personality. Kendall has none of that. She is a brat in the true definition of the word.

    I didn’t set out to not like her. I am not here for just hating on the Kardashians for the heck of it. But she is truly the most ugly and unlikeable person I’ve ever seen on reality TV, disguised in a beautiful body with a beautiful face. I wish she didn’t get any attention.

    • Kitten says:

      I guess I just don’t understand how anyone can watch a scripted “reality” show–one where the storylines are planned beforehand–and feel that they actually know anything about the people on the show. I mean, sure, there are probably at least a few moments of real interactions, but I still feel like most of it is just orchestrated bullshit meant to get the desired response from the folks watching at home. I wanna see the shit that ends up on the cutting room floor.

      • Grant says:

        Can’t you say that about any celebrity though? I feel like we base our perceptions of celebrities off of public images that have been painstakingly curated by a celebrity’s PR team.

      • CharliePenn says:

        Well if the desired response is thinking that Kendall is a mean, entitled brat then the editing is spot on.

      • Kitten says:

        LOL CharliePenn. Point taken. But honestly, I DO think the show creators like to create archetypes of these people. It’s easier to create a narrative if people fit into nice boxes. That being said, Kendall truly sucks.

        @ Grant-Definitely. That’s why I always take celeb gossip with a grain of salt. NONE of us know what these people are truly like, only the image that’s crafted by a team of experts.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Grant, no, I don’t think you can say that about any celeb. Being coached for interviews, etc., is waaaaay different than being on a scripted reality TV show. Their show is “soft scripted”, where the plot of each scene is planned ahead of time, rehearsed, and shot multiple times.

        Many times they amplify existing qualities, so she may well be a brat in real life, but probably for different reasons than you see on the show.

  6. JulieCarr says:

    I’m not sure she’s that in demand anymore. Bella Hadid kind of swooped in and took her crown, and Bella actually has some talent as a model.

  7. STRIPE says:

    There was a big story out of NYFW: The Savage x Fenty show was a huge deal. She’s also partnering with Amazon to offer it for streaming later this month.

    I encourage everyone to read about it.

  8. Ellie says:

    I mean, are we sure she was offered a spot in many of these shows? Of course she makes it seem like could take her pick, she’s not going to come out and say they weren’t that interested or didn’t offer her enough money. These deals with Pepsi etc that keep going SO poorly probably also pay a lot more for a lot less preparation, and she doesn’t strike me as liking to work (“work”) as much as Kim.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Right? She can’t just decide to walk a runway. Someone has to hire her.

      • Jen says:

        When she gave that insulting interview last year, some models said she had worked shows with them and was pretty lazy. If the designers don’t need her for press, I can see not wanting to put up with her ridiculous demands. I can also see her feeling the designers had ridiculous demands like “Show up on time” “Don’t be so surgically altered that you look like a clown” so it not really working for either side.

  9. Janey says:

    She strikes me (as a former-watcher of KUWTK) as having zero ambition to do anything except whine and fall out with her sister, so walking up and down in a straight line or standing still and looking vacant seems as good a job as any for her. I am in no way taking anything away from real models who have had to work their way up with hard work and determination, but modelling to Kendall just seems like the easiest of easy options her mother presented her with.

  10. Daisy says:

    I mean, she definitely isn’t walking because she doesn’t want to. Yes, she’s a bad model but unfortunately she still is in the position to chose not to work. But yeah, she’s definitely lazy and seems to be over the whole modeling thing. If she walks for any brands it will be Burberry or Versace, I assume.

  11. jaylee says:

    I watched an episode recently where they all had media training FOR THE FIRST TIME. Kendell was a nightmare, even her body language was arrogant. What type of manager sends these vapid assholes into interviews without any training?! Watching themselves back repeating “yeah” “like” & “literally” over and over was embarrassing. They didn’t even know it was a problem. Kris is an inept manager IMO

  12. Michael says:

    I am ambivalent about her not walking. I have no idea why she is the top paid model when she never works. One of the Gas is sisters or Kaia Gerber is going to snatch that away from her because they work like dogs and are loved by the industry. If course I like that another deserving model may get a shot because Kendall disliked working.

  13. minx says:

    Dumb and boring.

  14. tw says:

    Lazy. Entitled. Designers could get a huge amount of press by creating a kardashian backlash. I would love to see a designer say publicly that they prefer to work with models who want it, who earn it, who love the work.

  15. ME says:

    She was the highest paid model last year…go figure. I guess she thinks she’s “above it all”? I mean NYFW is really important to models isn’t it? I can’t understand why she’d sit it out. I highly doubt designers didn’t want her as this family still gets a lot of attention and press.

  16. BANANIE says:

    Remember – we shouldn’t insult Kendall because she’s such a saint since she, too, struggles with acne.

    I’d almost forgotten that whole desperate relatable PR BS.

  17. kerwood says:

    Maybe it’s because she’s a crap ‘model’.

  18. Taryn says:

    Her pictures and runway are just so…bland. And after she gave that interview about how she’s selective of her jobs and pissed off the whole industry of models who do this to support themselves and their families it sealed the deal for me that she’s incredibly out of touch. Modeling to her isn’t a career its a lifestyle choice she took up because she’s pretty and bored.

  19. L says:

    I think she’s not walking due to her anxiety. Anxiety is probably why she comes across as lazy too. When I had anxiety everyone called me lazy. It’s not laziness, it’s more like mental paralysis.

  20. Suzieq359 says:

    She’s not choosing not to walk; no one is booking her. She’s been in shows associates with Kanye or PMK pulling strings, when she can. The fashion world is tired of her and her lack of work ethic and are choosing not to book her. She, in return, tries to act like it’s her decision.