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Why Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls Lament Their Fame

Portraits by David Downton, photo by Michael Carl via <a href="">Vanity Fair</a>
Portraits by David Downton, photo by Michael Carl via Vanity Fair

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Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls (ever heard of them?) told Vanity Fair that their respective fame keeps them from the runway.

VF asked the two big names, "What is the top excuse designers give for not using you in a show?" and Kloss answered, "'You are too famous. No one will pay attention to the clothes.'" Then Smalls answered, "You are just too big.'" According to VF's evaluation of their feelings on the matter, the superstar models are both bummed about it. You're killing us, Smalls.
· Two for the Mode [Vanity Fair]
· Karlie Kloss Wants To Be on 'Project Pantsuit' [Racked]