Karlie Kloss is leaving Victoria's Secret after 3 years working for the brand. It has been confirmed that the supermodel will be hanging up her Angel wings.
Kloss joined the company in 2011 and unlike other models who have had to earn the right to call themselves a Victoria's Secret Angel by walking in multiple shows before being granted the status, Kloss was the first ever model to get her wings right away.
Ed Razek, Senior Creative at the lingerie brand confirmed the news to US Magazine commenting:
"Karlie and I met several months ago to discuss the many things she hoped to do in her life and career. As we talked, it became clear she would not have the time to fulfill her myriad commitments. Reluctantly, we agreed she would leave the brand at the end of her contract."
"Her future is unlimited, and I am excited to see all the good she will do. Karlie Kloss will always be an Angel to me."
Kloss, 22, has walked in the label's annual fashion show for the last four years, including at last year's London show.
Karlie Kloss in pictures
Karlie Kloss in pictures
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Kloss on the cover of US Vogue with Taylor Swift
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Kloss in the Marc Jacobs spring/summer 2015 ad campaign
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Karlie Kloss at Oscar De La Renta
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Designer Oscar de la Renta takes a bow after showing his Spring 2015 collection in September next to his models
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Vogue's September issue cover featuring Karlie Kloss (far right)
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Karlie Kloss on the catwalk
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Culture clash: model Karlie Kloss walks the runway during the 2012 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City
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Model Karlie Kloss in the Victoria's Secret catwalk show
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Karlie Kloss is among the official Angels of Victoria's Secret. Pictured is Fashion Show 2013
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First spotted by a model scout when she was 14, Kloss's career has been shaped by her family (Shawn Brackbill for L’Oreal)
Shawn Brackbill for L’Oreal Paris Skin Perfection skincare
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Karlie Kloss backstage at New York fashion week this year
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Kloss for L'Oréal
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Model Karlie Kloss shopping the collection
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US model Karlie Kloss poses as she arrives for the Opening ceremony of the 67th edition of the Cannes Film Festival
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Kloss on the red carpet
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Model Karlie Kloss presents a creation by French designer Barbara Bui as part of her Autumn/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection
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Model Karlie Kloss presents a colourful creation during the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York
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Model Karlie Kloss presents creations for Giorgio Armani Prive during the Autumn/Winter 2011-2012 Haute Couture Collection show
(Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
The news comes off the back of various other major brand commitments for the American model including new contracts as a L'Oreal spokesperson and as the face of Chanel's Coco Noir fragrance.
She also has a collaboration with New York bakery Momofuko which markets the gluten and dairy free healthy Karlie's Kookies.
Kloss is US Vogue's March cover star, starring alongside her best friend Taylor Swift in a road-trip inspired shoot.Reuse content