From Shaved Eyebrows to Vogue Covers, Kloss Defines High Fashion

 - Oct 18, 2011
Karlie Kloss is a 19-year-old Chicago, Illinois native who is taking the fashion world by storm. Kloss studied ballet before being discovered at the age of 12 at a charity fashion show. Later, in 2007, she was signed to one of the most prestigious modeling agencies in the world, Elite Model Management.

Karlie Kloss is known for her signature "zombie-like" walk, which was once mocked by Tyra Banks at a fashion show. However, it seems that the young model got the last laugh because she has walked for such designers as Calvin Klein, Karl Lagerfeld, Marc Jacobs, Zac Posen, Givenchy, Gucci, Valentino, Louis Vuitton and Versace.

Vogue Paris also named her one of the top 30 models of the 2000s and she is ranked number 4 on's iconic list of the top 50 female models in the world.