Canadian catwalk darling Kate King isn’t doing as many shows this season—and that’s just the way she likes it. I caught up with the Toronto native (and our February cover girl!) backstage at the Loewe collection during Paris Fashion Week.
“How many shows have I done this season?” she asks rhetorically. “I couldn’t tell you. I know last season beat this one, and that’s not a bad thing,” she says as a makeup artist touches up her flawless skin. “It’s been a little more relaxing, which is what I needed. There have been fewer shows but better ones, I think.”
This is her third season on the catwalk; she appeared in nearly 60 spring/summer 2012 shows.
“Each season I get a bit more comfortable on the runway,” says King. “I’m getting to know everybody backstage better.”
Here at PFW, she has already helped showcase the Lanvin anniversary collection, as well as Viktor & Rolf’s collection.
“[Lanvin] had a real energy,” says King. “It was amazing. Everybody was excited and celebrating Alber [Elbaz, who is marking 10 years as the label’s main designer] and what he has done with the brand.”
All that pressure, all that attention—with a model’s slip on the runway during Buenos Aires Fashion Week going viral, there’s got to be pressure, right?
“No, not really,” she smiles. “I can’t even think of one moment where it was too crazy. I’m having a really laid-back season. It’s been good.”