Kate King-The Rising Runway Star | FashionTV's Model of the Week
She worships Daria Werbowy and Coco Rocha, she is one of the hottest rising models out there and Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana are just a few of the top designers she has already worked with. That said, Canada’s Kate King is our Model of The Week.
Kate King’s look is certainly not common on the catwalks. She is Brunette with hazel eyes in an era that blonde and bright dominates the runway. Still, the young model seems to be everywhere. From billboards to the famed fashion shows of Milan, Paris and New York, King’s career has only begun.
It began in 2006, when 13 year-old King went with her mom and two sisters to watch a musical on Broadway, when a stranger approached King and asked her if she modeled. Though King hoped she would one day work the runway, she decided to first complete her High School degree. At 17, Kate King walked in for an interview at Elite Models Agency, in which she was signed on the spot.
Rocking the Runway
The young Kate King first debuted on the runway during the Fall Rag & Bone fashion show in New York. In addition, she walked for Michael Kors, Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs. As she was strutting her talent in New York, King was already booked for Milan Fashion Week.
In Milan she received the chance to open the Fall Moschino show, in which she later admitted to during an interview that it was an amazing experience. As well as Moschino, King walked for Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Missoni and Pucci.
King also graced at Paris Fashion Week. The Canadian walked for Dior, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Lanvin and Nina Ricci. No doubt about it, Fall 2011 was a highlight season for King!
Her career is in full throttle as she opened the next season for Chloe and Cynthia Rowley in Paris and New York Fashion Week, as well as closing Nicole Miller and Margaret Howell.
Nineteen year-old Kate King did not land on a magazine cover yet, however, she was photographed for quite a few prestigious fashion magazine productions. In 2011, King was photographed for i-D, Another and Love magazines. The same year, she posed for Swedish photographer Kacper Kasprzyk for Dazed and Confused magazine.
Shortly after walking for Dolce & Gabbana, King worked along with the duo Italian designers once again. The Canadian model appeared on the brand’s Fall campaign as well as for Topshop.
Like her fellow Canadian top models – Daria Werbowy and Coco Rocha, Kate King is enjoying her new profession with everything she’s got. Travelling around the world and posing for photo shoots have officially become her daily routine. It is safe to say that Kate King is building her international modeling career step by step. King may become a figure that will end up lighting the catwalks for many years to come. As far as the world knows, there is nothing that can stop this woman from reaching the top.