Kaia Gerber for Young Versace
Eep. After stepping onto the world stage with a leading role in the Young Versace campaign, Cindy Crawford’s ten-year-old daughter, Kaia Gerber, has had her modelling career stalled by her famous mom.
Cindy has revealed that she’s putting the brakes on her daughter’s career – for the next seven years at least, telling ‘The Daily’ that ‘at this point, she’s too young to pursue a career. There aren’t even a handful of jobs for a 10-year-old girl… 'But if she's 17 and wants to try it, of course, what can I say?’
Kaia’s first job was an undeniable success, commercially – the images looked great, she looked super cute, and everyone was happy. However, in the wake of the images being released, Cindy received some pretty fierce criticism for allowing her daughter to take a part in the campaign – though it wasn’t necessarily the shoot that was the problem, per se, but the short skirt which Kaia modelled in the lead picture. And this may – or may not – have contributed to her decision to stall her daughter’s burgeoning career.
Cindy Crawford with her family in 2011
Cindy also revealed in the interview that Kaia has a hilarious opinion of her mother’s job of choice, saying ‘she kind of jokingly said - I'm not even sure if it was jokingly - 'I might model first because you don't have to know how to do anything, but then I want to be a baby nurse’.
Cindy, of course, was a muse for Gianni Versace during his lifetime, and was understandably enthusiastic about her daughter’s participation in the Young Versace campaign at the time the images were released. ‘I'm so thrilled that Kaia was chosen to be part of the first Young Versace Campaign… I have so many fond memories of the times I spent with Gianni and Donatella. There is something so very special about the House of Versace.' She also said that the shoot, which she had sat in on, had been a 'fantastic experience' and said of her daughter ‘I am so proud of her’. Aww.
Versace matriarch, Donatella, was equally enthusiastic about her young protégée, saying ‘'Like her mother, Kaia has a very special gift. The camera really, really loves her’.