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Model at 4

Daily Mail
Friday, December 07, 2012

AFTER walking in his third Chanel show, four-year-old Hudson Kroenig is quickly becoming a well-seasoned veteran of the French fashion house.

Chanel's métiers d'art show in Scotland on Wednesday night saw the little model-in-the-making take another trip down the runway for Chanel with his father, model Brad Kroenig.

Wearing a tartan kilt over pants, a buttoned-up shirt with an oversize bow at the neck and a black velvet tam with a pom pom, the youngster, who is also Karl Lagerfeld's godson, stole the show.

According to WWD, when the designer saw little Hudson in his outfit during final fittings a day prior, he said: "Wait, I have to take a photo of you immediately."

Mr Kroenig quickly called out to his son: "Hudson, do Blue Steel, do your model face," referring to the famous film Zoolander, staring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson about male models.

The 32-year-old father is a long time muse of Mr Lagerfeld's, who has dedicated a whole exhibition and photography book to the model.

The pair met on a shoot for V Man several years ago, and Mr Kroenig admits that without Mr Lagerfeld, his modelling career may never have taken off.

Mr Kroenig's little tot now refers to his designer godfather as "Uncle Karl", and is regularly gifted with custom-made Chanel and Fendi (for which Lagerfeld is also creative director).

Catwalk isn't his only specialty however.

Little Hudson's resumé reads like that of a fashion veterans, having been shot by Mr Lagerfeld as the face of Fendi alongside his dapper father, and also made a star appearance in the designer's most recent project, Chanel's "Little Black Jacket" photography exhibition.

He has been also been photographed for W magazine, German Vogue, and profiled by The Coveteur.


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