Modeling may be Karlie Kloss’s first passion, but off the runway and on the other side of the camera, she is also a baking and coding wiz—that is, when she’s not taking classes at New York University.
Kloss collaborates with Momofuku Milk Bar on her vegan, gluten-free (and seriously delicious) line of “Klossies” cookies, with sales benefiting FEED and the CDFA. To date, the supermodel’s healthy desserts have provided over million meals to those in need. She also founded Koding with Klossy in 2015, an organization that helps young girls and women learn how to code.
On April 6, Kloss will be honored for her charitable and philanthropic efforts at the eigth annual Diane von Furstenberg Awards in New York, where she’ll receive the Inspiration Award. The designer and Kloss announced the news on Facebook yesterday with a video where Kloss also encourages people to vote for the People's Voice Award that will be handed out at the event. This year’s four nominees include Chitra Aiyar (of the Sadie Nash Leadership Project), Astrid Heppenstall Heger (of the Violence Intervention Program), Kay Buck (of CAST LA), and Louise Dubé (of iCivics).
Each year, DVF recognizes women that are going above and beyond making change around the world. With her charitable efforts in the fashion world and beyond, Kloss is the perfect fit for the honor.
Watch the Kloss’s video announcement above, and head to dvf.com to vote for the People’s Voice Award winner.