For Kendall Jenner, meeting Karl Lagerfeld was like finally getting face-time with that boy in high school you so wanted to talk to in the hallway after algebra two.
“I’m really shy when I first meet someone. [Karl] would say something to me, and I would just nod,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “It was like meeting a crush or something—I was mute. He probably thought I was the biggest weirdo. And then every time we’d see each other, it would just get better and better. Now we’re totally BFFs.” Bold statement, but maybe true: she’s starring in the spring campaign for his eponymous line and has had a role on all the most recent Chanel runways (and partied at the label’s yacht blowout last month).
But while Kendall’s gotten cozy with Karl, there’s another designer who holds a special place in her heart.
“The Marc Jacobs show was my first really big show and my coming-out. Before I walked it I didn’t know how everyone would react to me, but no one knew I was doing it,” she said. “My agents tried to trick me at first. They were going to tell me I didn’t get it, but they were too excited, so they were like, ‘Ah, screw it, you got the show.’ I was like, ‘Oh my god!’ I almost started crying.”