Karlie Kloss says she wouldn’t quite shut the door on the idea of running for President of the United States.
Rocking groomed waves and a golden Bottega Veneta dress on the cover of InStyle‘s June 2017 issue, out on newsstands May 12, the 24-year-old model and tech entrepreneur opens up to editor-in-chief Laura Brown about considering a run for the White House, making her long-distance relationship work and launching her own popular coding academy.
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“Never say never, right?” Kloss says when asked if she would ever consider running to become America’s Commander in Chief. Speaking of powerful women, she adds, “I love what Maria Grazia [Chiuri] is doing at Dior. She’s such a powerhouse. Having women in leadership positions is so important. Hopefully it will happen in the White House someday.”
Addressing her often long-distance relationship with her longtime boyfriend, venture capitalist and businessman Joshua Kushner, Kloss, who often finds herself travelling for shoots, says, “You make it work. We’ve been together almost five years. It’s crazy. He’s a super-solid dude.”
June cover star @KarlieKloss may now be used to wearing @ChanelOfficial couture, but it all started with a LBD. In her cover story, she tells Editor-in-Chief @LauraBrown99 all about what she wore to her first New York Fashion Week casting call. "I had my high heels from @Target and a little black dress from @Macys that my mom bought me. It became my lucky little black dress that I continued to wear again and again," she says. "That was the outfit I was wearing when I walked into @CalvinKlein in 2008 and got cast in the show that launched my career." ⚡️ | 📷: @carterbedloesmith; Fashion Editor: @billmulleninc; Hair: @harryjoshhair; Makeup: @hungvanngo; Manicure: @caseynails; Set Design: @jujujerni; Production: Tyler Duuring; Fashion Assistant: Raquel Medina-Cleghorn
With a successful career in modelling for almost a decade now, Kloss reveals to the magazine what inspired her to create a coding school. “Things like Kode with Klossy happened because after graduating from high school, I was fully focusing on my modelling career but at a certain point was uninspired,” she explains. “That’s why I started taking a coding class.”
Kloss adds, “Code is the secret language that builds all the digital architecture of everything that we rely on. And pretty much a fraction of people know about it, yet we all use it. I’ve always been intrigued by the direction nobody else is going in. Not following the herd.”