Yes, of this decade. Yes, of this Earth’s decade. Yes, the Kendall Jenner you know from that semi-plastic reality television family. And no, today’s date is not April 1st. Don’t worry, I too had to double-check and make sure they weren’t talking about some charismatic alien fashion icon from a future universe that was also named Kendall Jenner.
According to the New York Daily News, 21-year-old Kendall Jenner will be named Fashion Icon of the Decade on September 8th by The Daily Front Row at the fifth annual Fashion Media Awards during New York Fashion Week. I would say Kendall is shocked to receive the award, but I’m not entirely sure her Modeling By Mail correspondence classes have covered the lesson on different facial expressions yet.
The ceremony, which will be hosted by Cheryl Tiegs’ favorite model, Ashley Graham, will also honor photographer Mario Testino with Creative of the Year, and Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner for Best Digital Destination for the Lenny letter. You know shit is bonkers when Lena Dunham getting some kind of fashion award isn’t the weirdest category winner.
But back to Kendall Jenner being named a fashion icon. And not only that, the fashion icon of the decade. The last time I checked, a decade was ten years. That means Kendall began establishing herself as an icon when she was eleven years old. What even?! Here’s a picture of Kendall and the reason why she’s even eligible for any awards in the first place (aka sharing DNA with Kim Kardashian) in Beverly Hills back in 2008.
Okay, I will admit that publicly pledging your allegiance to Kim Kardashian is a brave sartorial choice.
But Kendall Jenner? A fashion icon? The fashion icon of a whole decade? Clearly Celine Dion, Lil Kim, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jessica Simpson, Bai Ling, and any other famous person who has ever worn clothing turned down the award first. And then, with no other option left, The Daily Front Row decided to give it to a person who once left the house wearing your granny’s crocheted toilet paper roll cover.
I don’t know if this award is the result of Kris Jenner dropping off a briefcase full of cash, but I certain hope Kris continues to go above and beyond as a momager and laughably push the limits of belief-suspension. Kylie Jenner, start preparing your acceptance speech for when you inevitably win a Most Natural, Non-Surgical Beauty award!