Kaia Gerber: Like mother, like daughter, as the saying goes…
But before Kaia was owning the catwalks, she was a ‘normal’ young girl being; although she was being brought up by her international celebrity of a mommy who undoubtedly had buckets of influence over Kaia’s career.
So how exactly did Kaia reach celebrity stardom? We have taken all of the hard work out for you. Take a scroll through our timeline to find out how Kaia got to modelling for the likes of Alexander Wang (to name one of many!).
2001 – Kaia Is Born
Kaia was born in September, 2001, to parents Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber.Although now a businessman, Kaia’s father used to be a model like Cindy, too.
2003 – Young Kaia Models… As Minnie Mouse!
At just two years old, Kaia was already dressing up… just in Disney clothes like all little girls do.
2006 – Kaia Is Photographed At The Runway For Life Event
Already mastering her posing techniques, Kaia has a big smile for the camera.
She attended the event, in aid of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, with her family.
2007 – Kaia Attends Her First Red Carpet Premiere
What’s one step closer to getting on the catwalk? Walking the red carpet, of course.
She posed at the premiere of High School Musical 2.
2007 – The Same Year, Kaia Also Attends A Broadway Show
Her mother is obviously making sure she gets the best of the high life!
Cindy took her daughter to see Mary Poppins. As we can see, Kaia is already looking like a mini-me of her mother.
2008 – She’s Even Cool Enough To Attend Miley Cyrus’ Birthday Party
Kaia looked the part when she arrived for Miley’s Sweet 16.
She’s already making influential friends.
2011 – Gerber Lands Her Very First Modelling Contract With Versace
At the age of ten, Kaia grabbed the spotlight by appearing in Versace’s junior line.
2014 – Gerber Attends An Event For Her Father’s Company
It’s not just her mother who Kaia dotes upon – she’s been seen posing for many of her father’s events, too.
She proves she’s also got the casual-chic look down.
2015 – Kaia Dons High Fashion For Her Mother’s Book Release
Leaving her teenage girl clothes behind, Kaia suddenly looks like a professional adult model in this attire.
She wore the incredible dress for the release of Cindy’s book, Becoming.
2016 – Kaia Shoots With Marc Jacobs And Becomes The Face Of ‘Daisy’
She announced on social media that she was the new face of Marc Jacobs’ fragrance, Daisy.Marc muses on Kaia, stating:
‘When we were looking to cast the Marc Jacobs Beauty campaign, […] Katie Grand suggested Kaia Gerber. She sent me a picture, and I immediately agreed. We shot with David Sims, and Kaia was absolutely fantastic in every way. Her beauty, her charm, her incredible personality, and her professional work ethic proved the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’.
2016 – Kaia Poses With The Rest Of Fashion’s Elite
By now she’s well and truly got her foot in the door, as she hangs out with other models at New York Fashion Week.
She perfected her poses at the Maybelline kick-off party which she attended with her family.
2016 – Kaia Stars In Her First Movie, Sister Cities
As if following in her mother’s modelling footsteps wasn’t enough, she’s also followed in Cindy’s acting ones. Remember when she was the Headmistress in Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood music video?
She made her acting debut in 2016. She played the 13-16 year old Carolina.
2017 – Kaia gets her first Teen Vogue cover
Although she had worked with the magazine before, this was her first ever cover for the company.It was in this interview that she eluded to the sheltered life she had as a child:
‘I think it was only on my eighth birthday, at Disneyland, that I started to understand what was going on. I wanted to take pictures with the princesses, and everyone wanted to take pictures with [my mom]!’
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2017 – Kaia Shows Off Her “Mom Genes” With Cindy’s Matching T-Shirts
And the T-Shirts speak for themselves – she’s growing up to look exactly like Cindy.Their resemblance is even more obvious when they’re wearing the same thing.
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Working those “MOM GENES” for a good cause! We love being involved with @BestBuddies — and we’re really excited to launch this tee in support of their incredible work. Link in my bio for more!A post shared by Cindy Crawford (@cindycrawford) on
2017 – Kaia Posts A Photo With Her Mother, Claiming That She Doesn’t See The Resemblance
Either she’s trolling us big time, or she genuinely doesn’t think that she looks like her mother.But this picture proves the opposite.
2017 – Cindy Crawford Posts A Throwback Photo
Cindy shared a side by side of hers and Kaia’s high school yearbook photos – cementing the fact that they look like twins.The pair even have the same smile!
2017 – Gerber Makes Her Runway Debut
With her mother’s poise and grace, Kaia hits the runway officially for Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein show.
Her serious-model face is reminiscent of Cindy.
2018 – Kaia Wins Model Of The Year Award
She pipped fellow models, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid to the award, proving she’s now just as good as her mom always was.
And Cindy took to social media to express that she couldn’t be prouder.
2018 – She Landed Her First Solo Vogue Cover
She starred on the cover of Vogue Paris’ February 2018 issue.
And if it didn’t say her name, we’d be forgiven for thinking that it’s Cindy.
2019 – Gerber Walks The Runway For Fendi
She paid honour to Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of Chanel Fendi and the label, Karl Lagerfeld.
Channeling her mother’s runway talent, Kaia is now a pro model. Things can only get better for this model – and she always has her mum to ask for advice.
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@fendi by Karl last fall 💔 I will cherish these images forever, so grateful to continue your legacy with these beautiful ladiesA post shared by Kaia (@kaiagerber) on