Kendall Jenner continues to lead among models of the Instagram generation, but despite her popularity in the fashion world, she was noticeably absent from the runway, save for an appearance at Versace’s cruise show. As it turns out, that was on purpose — Jenner (who suffers from anxiety) was taking a break to focus on her mental health.
“Last season I didn’t do any shows. Just ‘cause I was working in LA and I was like “Oof, I can’t right now — I’m gonna go crazy”, she told Love magazine in a new interview, adding that was “on the verge of a mental breakdown” ahead of her Versace appearance. It seems as though the pressures of success are starting to get to her. “I feel very, very blessed and I think that I live a very extraordinary life. I wouldn’t change it for the world but there are days where I wish I could walk outside and nothing would be like how it is right now.”
Luckily for fans, Jenner has returned to fashion with a vengeance, not only snagging one of Love‘s anniversary covers, but appearing in a video as well. Shot by Alasdair McLellan (who also lensed the accompanying editorial), the clip features Jenner taking a swim in the Hampstead ponds, as well as rocking some of this season’s most kitschy looks. Check out the NSFW clip, below: