I just talked to Kendall Jenner, and now I want to call my therapist.
It’s mostly because she’s flawless and I’m having a nothing-to-wear, nobody-to-love moment, complete with torn jeans and a skin freakout. “I need Proactiv!” I laugh. “I’ll send you some!” she vows, because, besides being poreless, she is nice, and again, I wish for therapy.
Maybe instead I should just study The Tao of Kendall. In the middle of Fashion Week’s all-out chaos—screaming happy people, screaming angry people, cramped corners—she is casually calm in a way I should probably study. She’s patient. She’s sweet. She’s chill. Perhaps it’s because she wasn’t walking in the show this season.
She’s also the first to admit it wasn’t always that way. “I used to get really nervous during fashion shows,” she says backstage at the Longchamp spring/summer 2020 show held at Hearst Plaza at Lincoln Center. “I feel like when you’re walking on the runway—I say this from experience—you’re just thinking, ‘Walk straight! Walk straight!—and you try to just focus on that. Especially me, because I used to get really nervous when I knew people in the audience. I would try and force myself to zone out. But now, I’m cool with it—I’ve actually gotten so much better at it that I like knowing who’s there, and I’ll kind of peek over to see who’s in the audience before I come out. But it took a little while to get to that point.”
Part of that perspective is growing up—she turns 24 on November 3—and when we asked about which clothes channel Scorpio style, Jenner already knew the Longchamp looks she wanted. “Every time I’m at this show, I know I’ll be able to find a really cute little dress,” she said. “They’re sporty, they’re easy, you have a lot of shoe options—I feel like it’s about being able to adapt depending on the accessories… And I have this tiny new Longchamp bag that I love… honestly, I love the tiny bag trend in general. You don’t really need more than your credit cards and a lip gloss anyway, especially if you’re already holding your phone.”
Jenner cited some striped leather shorts as another runway favorite, but she confirmed a logo tee or hoodie remains a staple in her much-documented wardrobe. “Logos are great if you do them the right way, and I like to keep it casual. I love a logo tee with jeans and sneakers.”
And a tiny bag for Scorpio season, of course.