'She's too young': Cindy Crawford puts a stop to ten-year-old daughter's modelling career
Cindy Crawford is putting a stop to her 10-year-old's modelling career because she is too young, it has emerged.
Last month the supermodel's daughter, Kaia was pictured in a thigh-skimming skirt marking her first campaign with Italian fashion house Versace.
But now the 45-year-old has announced that the youngster's modelling pursuits will be put on hold for the next seven years.
Too young Kaia Gerber, the ten-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, in her modelling debut for Young Versace
Kaia, the daughter of Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber,was picked by the label to showcase its childrenswear range, after the launch of the first Young Versace boutique in Milan.
Following in the footsteps of her supermodel mother, who was a muse of the late Gianni Versace, she wore highlights from the designer range which caters to children up to the age of 12.
But despite the widespread use of pre-teen models Cindy Crawford, 45, has expressed her opposition to the growing trend.
She told The Daily: 'At this point, she's too
young to pursue a career.
'There aren't even a handful of jobs for a
Like mother, like daughter: Ms Crawford with Kaia in Calabasas, last October
Model mum: Cindy at Amfar's New York gala benefit this month
However the mother-of-two, who
herself was discovered by a photographer aged 16, says it is fine if
Kaia wants to pursue modelling later in life.
She added: 'But if she's 17 and wants to try it, of course, what
can I say'
'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.' '
The recent remarks contradict those made in a previous Versace press release.
Cindy previously stated: 'I'm so thrilled that Kaia was chosen to be part of the first Young
'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 added that she was present throughout the shoot, describing it as a 'fantastic experience'.
'I am so
proud of her,' she revealed.
The recent news will come as a blow
to Versace's creative director, Donatella Versace, who said Kaia has
inherited all of her mother's modelling magic.
She said: 'Like her mother, Kaia has a very special gift. The camera really,
really loves her.'
Other young professional models include
Anais Gallegher, the 11-year-old daughter of former Oasis singer Noel
Gallagher and Kate Moss’ 13-year-old half-sister Lottie.