Supermodel babe and ex-Taylor Swift Squad member Karlie Kloss has revealed that she quit working with Victoria’s Secret because she wanted to be a better feminist.
In an interview with British Vogue, Kloss explained that her decision to part ways with the iconic lingerie brand, famous for their runway “angels”, was part of her feminist awakening.
The reason I decided to stop working with Victoria’s Secret was I didn’t feel it was an image that was truly reflective of who I am and the kind of message I want to send to young women around the world about what it means to be beautiful.
I think that was a pivotal moment in me stepping into my power as a feminist, being able to make my own choices and my own narrative, whether through the companies I choose to work with, or through the image I put out to the world.
Which is not to say that Kloss has cut ties with the company entirely – after two years off, she reappeared at the 2017 runway show in Shanghai for a last farewell, and just last year told the Telegraph that Victoria’s Secret was still relevant in the era of #MeToo:
A show like Victoria’s Secret is so relevant in the world we live in today. There’s something really powerful about a woman who owns her sexuality and is in charge.
Seems like studying feminist theory at New York University in 2015 has gone some way towards changing her attitudes to the brand, if in a slightly delayed manner.
The British Vogue interview also covers the sticky topic of Kloss’s marriage to Josh Kushner, brother of Jared Kushner, who’s best known for being the husband of Ivanka Trump.
She told the magazine that as a “fervent Democrat“, being married into the Republican family that currently controls the White House has “been hard.”
But I choose to focus on the values that I share with my husband, and those are the same liberal values that I was raised with and that have guided me throughout my life.
Karlie Kloss: she contains multitudes.