The hardest invite to score this New York Fashion Week wasn't a show or presentation: It was a 17th birthday party for scion-turned-model Kaia Gerber. In between walking in Longchamp, Sies Marjan, and Proenza Schouler, the daughter of Cindy Crawford quietly celebrated turning one year older with some of her closest friends at 1Oak. Naturally, it was full of other children of celebrities.
“It was the next generation,” a "spy" told Page Six, who revealed that the party was attended by Anwar Hadid and EJ Johnson, in addition to Kaia's brother, Presley Gerber. That crew apparently held down a private room in the club while grazing on a dinner provided by Butter. Her parents, Crawford and Rande Gerber, treated the birthday girl to her party on Sunday night, six days after her actual birthday (September 3).
The whole event couldn't be more worlds apart from how Kaia rang in her 16th birthday, offering a glimpse of just how much her world has changed over the past year. On her last birthday, Gerber celebrated at the DMV where she got her license. “We’ve got a licensed driver on our hands. (Stay off the road),” she wrote on Instagram Stories at the time, sharing a photo of herself clutching her paper license. She was later seen accompanying her friends to get ice cream at a Malibu strip mall.
These days, though, Gerber's life is a lot more fast-paced. Not only has she walked in six shows this New York Fashion Week, she woke up early the morning after her party to do so. The next day, she walked in Anna Sui and Proenza Schouler. Gerber has brought that same work ethic to her schooling, where she landed on the honor roll with a 4.0 GPA at Malibu High School last fall, as her dad zealously shared on Instagram. Gerber opened up about how she manages to split her time between her private high school life and her very public modeling career shortly before, telling Teen Vogue, “I try to take breaks. Everyone expects you to be on it all the time, but social media is just everyone’s best version of themselves. I try and give people a truer depiction of who I am.”