A day in the life of Karlie Kloss: Behind the scenes with the modelling world’s new ‘Body’



10:13 GMT, 13 April 2012

Brushing her teeth and with her head wrapped in a towel, Karlie Kloss looks like most ordinary girls getting ready for bed.

But the supermodel – who has been dubbed the new 'body' – is no ordinary woman.

The 19-year-old posed in the t-shirt and pair of shorts for a shot for Vogue magazine, who spent a week following Karlie around Paris during Couture week earlier this year.

Karlie Kloss

Karlie wears Stella McCartney shorts and a customised American Apparel t-shirt for a Vogue shoot

The shoot features Karlie at various fittings for shows, including at Karl Lagerfeld's atelier before she walked for Chanel.

And with deals under her belt with Christian Dior and Victoria's Secret, it seems the girl from St Louis has become the darling of the fashion industry.

Karlie was discovered, aged 13, at a charity fashion show. She began working two years later and the rest, is history.

She told Vogue: 'I can't even go to the bathroom without someone calling me.'

Karlie Kloss

The model at a private fitting at Karl Lagerfeld's atelier ahead of the Chanel couture show earlier this year

But despite being compared to Elle MacPherson, which she said gave her 'goosebumps', Karlie says there is a downside to her work.

She told Vogue: 'You are physically up
for scrutiny by everyone and you hear everyone's opinion. You have to
grow thick skin and that only comes with time and learning.'

The model attributes her incredible figure to years of ballet, which she gave up after she was told she was too tall to become a professional dancer.

She now has a personal trainer to stay in shape.

Karlie Kloss

In the nude: Karlie posed for Vogue Italia's December issue wearing nothing but high heels and a Sombrero hat and was hailed the new 'body', replacing Elle Macpherson

But the model also maintains a successful career isn't just down to good looks – but also a love of fashion.

She said:'I've developed such an appreciation for this level of work.

'Seeing the collection before the rest of the world and helping to evoke the feeling, the emotion that the designer is trying to inspire.

'It's not just about walking.'

Karlie Kloss



Model behaviour: Karlie has walked for Christan Dior and Stella McCartney, right