Kendall Jenner Responds to Stephanie Seymour’s ‘Bitches of the Moment’ Comment

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After being accused of not being a “real” supermodel by ’90s fashion icon Stephanie Seymour, Kendall Jenner is taking a stand and defending herself. Taking to her app, the 20-year-old says that she’s “disappointed” by the backlash from a fellow catwalker.

“I’ve seen the debate over Gigi [Hadid] and I not being “real supermodels”—and I definitely have an opinion,” she writes. “If you’re going to tell us not to be in ‘your moment,’ then don’t be in mine! This moment is all about being supportive—NOT cyberbullying.”

“No one is trying to steal Stephanie Seymour’s thing, or trying to be her,” she continues, calling out the runway veteran for claiming Jenner and Hadid are “bitches of the moment” who are hired not for their modeling abilities. “Being a ‘supermodel’ is a relative term. If people want to call Gigi and I supermodels now, it doesn’t take anything away from supermodels of the past. Obviously, I have so much respect for those women, but right now, we’re the models of this time. Significant? Maybe. Hardworking? For sure.”

Jenner also vows that she’ll never speak ill of an up-and-comer in the future.

“When I’m older, I’m going to be so nice to anyone who’s trying to do the same thing as me,” she concludes. “There are other supermodels who give me tips and build up my confidence, sending me notes after a spread comes out, saying, ‘You’re killing it.’ That’s the classy way to behave and I fully intend on being a positive influence on anyone younger than me, my entire life.”

Previously, iconic designer Calvin Klein alleged that Jenner was only cast in his label’s fashion campaign solely because her large social following. According to him, he wouldn’t have hired her if he were the one in charge of choosing people to model his underwear.

“I’m sure she’s a lovely young woman. It’s not the kind of thing I would have done, even today,” he said in April. “Now, models are paid for how many followers they have. They’re booked not because they represent the essence of the designer, which is what I tried to do.”

He added, “I don’t think that, long-term, is going to work. I don’t think that’s a great formula for success for the product you’re trying to sell.”