Kaia Gerber makes her New York Fashion Week debut

The 16-year-old walked for Calvin Klein

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Cindy Crawford's model daughter Kaia Gerber made her New York Fashion Week debut on the catwalk for Calvin Klein on Thursday. The stunning 16-year-old was part of Raf Simons' Calvin Klein show and became an instant hit among the fashion elite.

The Belgian designer showed off both men's and women's clothes on the runway, though the first few looks crossed over to both sexes. Models opened the runway in silky shirt and trouser combos, before clothes covered in Andy Warhol prints made an appearance.

Dubbing the collection American horror, American dreams, Simons was inspired by his love of film and TV, which was reflected in the Carrie-style metal buckets that hung over the catwalk, and the gauzy nightgowns which was also reminiscent of the Sissy Spacek horror movie.

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Rubber gowns and jackets also had a horror movie feel to them, but then the collection gave way to softer, more feminine offerings, like tassled dresses and billowing material.

 

big sis ❤️ @karliekloss

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Simons' commanded an A-list front row, with Calvin Klein campaign stars Mahershala Ali and Millie Bobby Brown both in attendance.

Following Kaia's first New York Fashion Week appearance, the teen tweeted: "CALVIN KLEIN! there are no words to describe how I feel... I love you endlessly Raf!"

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Kaia's 18-year-old brother Presley, who is also an in-demand model, cheered for his sister from the front row.

 

another bathrobe @calvinklein

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Before her big NYFW debut, Kaia shared a photo of herself with a model pal backstage. Both appeared to be getting ready for their big night.

"another bathrobe @calvinklein," she captioned the photo.

The teenage model posted a similar photo of herself with top fashion star Karlie Kloss on Wednesday.

Off the runway, Kaia is the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty and recently appeared in a Chrome Hearts campaign.

New York Fashion Week continues on Friday with presentations from Brandon Maxwell and Jeremy Scott.