• Sat, May 18 2013

Karlie Kloss Is Designing Jeans For Really Leggy Women

Karlie Kloss at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

Part of good design is locating a hole in the market and figuring out how to fill it. For Karlie Kloss, that hole is that the paucity of pants long enough for supermodels. She plans to do her part for the supermodel population—and nonmodel women with really, really long legs—by designing a new capsule collection of extraordinarily long jeans in collaboration with Frame Denim.

The Forever Karlie line will comprise two denim styles when it launches in June. From the pictures, one style is a pair of distressed skinny jeans that end at the ankle, and the other style has a notable flare. If you have shorter legs, it might be possible to hide a pair of 10″ platform shoes under the flares and see what the world looks like from a model’s height.

Both of the extra-long, Kloss-designed styles will be made in California and have relatively high waists and 40-inch inseams, which means there’s a nonzero chance these jeans will actually be taller than you are. If you’ve been blessed with the inseam of a runway model, though, these might be the pants that solve all your problems.

“I’m freakishly tall, so finding pants that fit is something I’ve struggled with my whole life,” Kloss said to Vogue UK of the days before she became a runway superstar at 15 years old. “My secret to pulling off too-short jeans has always been to pair them with boots and I really rocked the flood-pant trend for as long as I could! It wasn’t until I started modeling at fifteen that I even realized what well-fitting clothes felt like.”

While it sucks that she’s had trouble finding jeans in the past, we can’t help but imagine that being a ridiculously gorgeous supermodel probably helps take the edge off a bit.

Via Vogue UK/Photo: WENN

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  • Tusconian

    I’ve had less famous and conventionally gorgeous friends make the same complaint. Having long legs/being tall is not a problem exclusive to models. I have friends who are tall and thin and haven’t worn pants in years because finding them is so hard compared to finding skirts and dresses that fit ok. Unless these jeans are being sold exclusively in size zero, I think it’s a great idea and filling a needed gap in a world where fashion is really only completely available to women who wear between sizes 4 to 8, are five foot six, and are shaped like bricks. Being at any extreme shuts you off from a lot of retail, even if your extreme is considered very beautiful.

  • Sydneysider

    40inches??
    I am almost 6 foot tall and my inseam is ‘only’ 34 inches. There will be so few women who fit these straight off. I love that she wants to fit us taller ladies, but surely 36-38 inches would be enough!