Kendall Jenner has spent the last few weeks jet-setting about Europe, mainly France, where she’s been shuttling between the Chateau de Chambord, Paris and the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival. However, she was back in New York yesterday and wore a stars-and-stripes-emblazoned sweater just to prove it — albeit with a soupçon of French je ne sais quoi. The vintage top is by Gallic fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
The model’s patriotic style statement, from vintage boutique What Goes Around Comes Around, was doubtless a nod to Memorial Day, which takes place next Monday, May 28. She teamed the look with a Yeezy jean (Season 5 in a shade called ink). She accessorized with Prada’s Mini Tessuto Hobo, the ’90s style nylon bag that the Italian label has recently brought out of hibernation. As for her feet, she sported a pair of Givenchy embossed crocodile-effect boots. Could this be another nod, perhaps, to a recent royal wedding?
Jenner has been flying the flag for international relations of late. At the Cannes Film Festival, Alexandre Vauthier, Nicolas Jebran and Area were her labels of choice, while footwear was a diplomatic mix of Christian Louboutin and Calvin Klein.
And now back in the United States, she’s hanging on to that French fancy with all her might. Her new campaign for French heritage label Longchamp just dropped and has her chasing a horse around scenic French locales wearing heels. Jenner fans will know that when she was younger, she harbored ambitions of being an equestrian star as opposed to a supermodel. Plus ça change.