Karlie Kloss and DVF Have a Message For You

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Karlie Kloss in the Spring 2016 Diane von Furstenberg campaign. (Photo: Courtesy of DVF)

It’s no surprise that two of the most inspiring women in fashion have teamed up together: Diane von Furstenberg’s Spring 2016 campaign stars supermodel Karlie Kloss wearing bright floral prints and frolicking around a room with the same prints. “Girls are so much more modest than when I was young,” we hear DVF say in the background of the campaign video, subtly alluding to her days dancing at Studio 54, the most famous nightclub in the late ‘70s. “I’m just trying to keep it classy,” Kloss laughs in response. Von Furstenberg has always supported women’s initiatives — last year, her DVF Awards, attended by Hillary Clinton and Gloria Steinem, gave grants to and honored women’s activists from around the world.

Karlie Kloss and Diane von Furstenberg teamed up together this season. (Photo: Courtesy of DVF)

“I’ve grown up surrounded by strong women. I am who I am because of my family,” Kloss adds in the video. The campaign features mantras like “Work Magic | Play Cool” and “Self Taught | Self Made” — not too surprising considering Kloss’ rise as not just a top model, but also as a role model and mentor to young girls. In April 2015, after taking a few classes at the Flatiron School, the 23-year-old St. Louis native launched Kode with Karlie, a scholarship for girls interested in computer science and software engineering. Last year, she also started college at New York City’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, the alma mater of fellow model Christie Brinkley, and launched her own YouTube channel, Klossy. This isn’t Kloss’ first time working with DVF, having appeared in campaigns and runway shows for seasons past, but it is the first time that the duo had put forward an empowerment-forward message together.

“No one told you [that] you can’t do this because you’re a girl?” DVF asks in the video. “Just the opposite,” Kloss say. “It almost felt like I wanted things more.”

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