This is why Kendall Jenner didn’t walk any New York Fashion Week shows

Kendall Jenner, who has walked over 89 runways in her 7+-year fashion career, didn’t walk any shows this New York Fashion Week—though she was in the city and did attend an Off-White x Jimmy Choo dinner and Adidas Originals presentation. But a new teaser from Keeping Up With the Kardashians explains why Jenner may have avoided the runway: she suffers from panic attacks—and her anxiety is at its worst during fashion week. 

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In the clip from the episode, Jenner is on the phone with her mother Kris Jenner, having a panic attack in Los Angeles. Kris Jenner explained during a camera interview that “Kendall struggles from anxiety, and I think she has so much going on that she gets herself really worked up. Kendall gets the most anxious during fashion week so when she’s travelling a lot. And Milan’s coming up and trying to juggle it all is overwhelming.”

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In flashback footage in the clip, Jenner talked about the trouble she has traveling while on the phone with family. “It’s weird because I get super light-headed when I’m on planes too and I feel like I’m going to faint,” she said. “Everyone says I’m fine, but I don’t feel fine.”

Jenner touched a bit on her anxiety in her interview with Cara Delevingne for Harper’s Bazaar in January. When asked what keeps her up at night, Jenner said, “I have such debilitating anxiety because of everything going on that I literally wake up in the middle of the night with full-on panic attacks. Where do I even start? Everything is so horrible, it’s hard to name one thing. I just think that the world needs so much love.”

While Jenner didn’t walk in any New York Fashion Week shows, she did walk one runway show in Milan in January: DSquared2’s during Milan Men’s Fashion Week.


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