Kendall Jenner walks for Marc Jacobs at New York Fashion Week

18-year-old Kendall Jenner of E!’s Keeping up with the Kardashians fame, made her fashion week debut this week at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Armory, New York on Thursday 13th February.

She walked the catwalk in a risqué V-neck jumper, exposing her nipples, whilst sporting a brunette bob and very pale makeup, for the highly influential fashion house Marc Jacobs for his highly anticipated Autumn/ Winter 2014 collection.

One Twitter fan expressed dismay by tweeting: “Kendall Jenner doesn’t need to dress like that.”

Her elder half-sister Khloe Kardashian retaliated tweeting: “She’s too dope for you 2 understand! Yall would trade places with her in a second! The hate is real! Lol bye haters! #ModelLife”

Some said the outfit was unsuitable for an 18-year-old to wear, as she is barely legal, (she became 18 on November 3rd last year) but although 18 is young, Jenner can legally make her own decisions and she is not the first model to do so. Kate MossNaomi Campbell and Cindy Crawford have all bared their bodies for the sake of fashion for covers, campaigns and runways at a young age.

Despite all this Jenner did not seem fazed by the negativity, and shared her happiness with People: “I think that it was all incredible. I’m literally living my dream right now, so I think that it was all a dream come true and it was amazing. It still really doesn’t feel real, but it’s all amazing.”

Jenner had a busy few weeks as she walked for British designer, Giles Deacon, for his autumn/winter line at the London Fashion show in a Shoreditch warehouse the following week.

Jenner may also have a new ally in the fashion world. Anna Wintour editor in chief of American Vogue was sitting front row for Marc Jacob’s show, a longtime Vogue favourite. The following week both Wintour and Jenner sat next to each other front row for Topshop at London Fashion Week.

Laurel Pinson, editor in chief of StyleCaster said: “Anna is very savvy about upcoming ‘It girls,’ and very much has her finger on the pulse. When she takes a girl under her wing, a Vogue cover or high fashion campaign is usually on the way. She’s done it for a lot of girls, like Rooney Mara and Taylor Swift.”

A Marc Jacob’s campaign may also be within Jenner’s reach, Jacob’s has used fellow aspiring starlets for his worldwide campaigns such as Miley Cyrus and Dakota Fanning.

Kendall Jenner has been signed to The Society Management since November, which also represents Victoria’s Secret model Adriana Lima. Prior to that, she worked with the famous Wilhelmina agency since the age of 14. She has also featured on magazines such as Teen Vogue and is an ambassador for Seventeen Magazine.

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