You know Kendall Jenner, right? She has those sisters on that show on which she sometimes appears, riding horses or attending parties. Her mother is Kris Jenner, and her dad is legendary Olympian Bruce Jenner. She’s 18 years old, 5’10”, a Scorpio, and has more than 10 million followers on Instagram. But despite a very public childhood, Jenner sort of came into her own early this year on the runways of New York, London, and Paris, in a debutante season that included appearances for Marc Jacobs, Giles, Chanel, and Givenchy—a maison under the creative direction of her family friend Riccardo Tisci. She was, in the words of stylist Katie Grand, “definitely the girl of the season.”
I met Jenner at the Society Management offices in New York while she was visiting from her home in Los Angeles. In person, the girl of the season is lithe and long-limbed, with the high, wide cheekbones of a mountain cat. As we talked, she pushed her T-shirt sleeves up, tomboy style, laughing easily.