Supermodel Karlie Kloss takes the cover story of Town & Country‘s June July 2018 edition lensed by fashion photographer Max Vadukul. In charge of styling was Nicoletta Santoro, with makeup from beauty artist Virginia Young at Statement Artists, hair styling by Didier Malige, and manicure by nail technician Gina Viviano for Dior Vernis.
“That word, philanthropy, is so formal. I never set out with the intention of being a philanthropist. I am somebody who was raised in a family and community where if you have something to give, that’s what you do. The girls in the community we’re building have the same desire. There’s a group of girls who built an app to better serve the homeless community in St. Louis; they built the app just to help but ended up winning a $50,000 GlobalHack prize. My perspective on philanthropy isn’t that you should work your whole life and then give it away, but that you should think about what you can do or give or share now that will impact people.” – Kloss for Town & Country on philanthropy
“We have plans for year-round programs to support girls every step of the way to become leaders in tech or whatever they want to go into. Investing in teachers is something that’s been a big focus for us, building out curriculums, and working to change the idea that coding is only for a guy in a hoodie. Another inspiring part of building Kode With Klossy is learning about the other people out there, people like Melinda Gates, who I admire on so many levels. ” – Kloss on the future of Kode With Klossy.