A shoot concept that was “weeks in the planning”, Angelo Pennetta went camera in hand to document a week in the life of Karlie Kloss. A couture fashion week, to be precise. But if you’re hopeful of a gritty, realistic documentary that really gives you a sense of Kloss’ life we’re afraid to say you’re not going to find it.
Instead the concept is ‘off-duty, on-duty”, a mix of posed, styled shots and shot from Kloss’ fittings and showings. None the less beautiful, Kloss poses in everything from personalised pyjamas to couture gowns, always the star and always aware of the camera. And that’s the thing with a super-star like Kloss; transcending the barriers of modelling and acting, she’s never really ‘off-duty’ at all.
The accompanying text from Vogue UK’s May 2012 issue adds weight to the fact. Kloss talks about the conscious work she puts in to bring a garment alive: “helping to evoke the feeling, the emotion that the designer is trying to inspired. It’s not just about walking.” This understanding is what’s helped rocket Kloss into the top of the modelling world’s charts. And it shows through even in Pannetta’s documentary shots.
Styled by Francesca Burns, you can see more of the Karlie Kloss feature, titled An American In Paris, at the gallery above.