Karl Lagerfeld has never been one to hide the fact that he plays favorites, frequently featuring the same models over and over again in his campaigns and shows for Chanel, Fendi, and his namesake line . And when you’re one of the most iconic figures in the fashion industry (and the world, for that matter), why would you?
The latest example of this comes via V magazine’s 100th issue, for which Lagerfeld photographed a spread of very select top models he chose to receive his own brand of industry superlatives, high school style. Among “Karl’s Class Reunion” are of course Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, who he named class president and team captain, respectively. Also included in the shoot are Bella Hadid as most likely to succeed, Joan Smalls as valedictorian, and Jerry Hall as the graduate. Consider this proof that these models hold a very special place in his high-fashion heart.
Scroll down for a sneak peek of the shoot, and head over to V magazine for more, to tide you over until the issue hits newsstands on March 8!
Kendall Jenner: Team Captain
Gigi Hadid: Class President
Joan Smalls: Valedictorian
Bella Hadid: Most Likely to Succeed
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Opening Image: Rex