Despite rumors of being victimized by backstage bullies at New York Fashion Week, Kendall Jenner is making huge strides in her modeling career. The 18-year-old recently rocked Milan Fashion Week, hitting several runways and leading the pack on the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk.
On Sunday, Jenner joined Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2015 fashion show in Milan to unveil the designer brand’s latest collection. Jenner modeled a dress from the brand’s Spanish-inspired collection composed of bold colors and flamenco-influenced designs, but made her true mark on her final walk. All the models wore an ensemble of embroidered, red high-waist briefs topped with a white button-down shirt and black tank top. The models almost looked identical with dramatic makeup and their hair parted in the middle, styled in tight, low buns. However, Kendall was front and center of the pack, reportedly walking with intensity and focus.
She later posted a photo and video of her final walk on her Instagram account. The caption for the photo read, “Dolce & Gabbana finale. front and center #SQUAD.”
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Jenner also recently modeled for other fashion shows in Milan, including those of Fendi, Ports 1961 and Bottega Veneta. Her success is haunted by rumors that she experienced bullying from other models at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. According to InTouch Weekly, Jenner was bullied backstage in New York by models who weren’t happy about the ease with which she was included in the fashion shows.
“The other models worked so hard to get a spot on the runway and didn’t think it was fair that she was here. Some [of the models] put out their cigarettes in Kendall’s drink! They thought she was getting special treatment and they just weren’t OK with it,” said a source to the magazine.
Meanwhile, Jenner again made a cryptic Instagram post, appearing to reference the bullying rumors. “You can’t sit with us,” read the caption of her photo, which showed her hanging out with another model and laughing.