New York Fashion Week is in full swing with Gigi and Bella Hadid dominating the runway at shows such as Ralph Lauren and Prabal Gurung, but as the days - and shows - have gone by, one famous face has been notably absent.
Despite being in New York and sitting front row for shows such as Longchamp, Kendall Jenner is taking a break from the runway, opting instead to see fashion week from "the other side."
"It's always a bit different," Jenner told W Magazine. "It's always fun to be on the other side of things and get to be on the other side of the craziness. I actually enjoy it. I love being able to see the collections when they are brand new."
The 22-year-old has been open about her struggles with anxiety in the past, revealing it's the reason she often doesn't travel abroad for fashion shows in London, Milan and Paris.
“Anxiety was a huge hurdle for me to deal with this past year (and security concerns didn’t help), but I think I’m finally learning how to cope,” Jenner posted on her app in 2016, before later revealing she wakes up in the night from panic attacks.
Jenner's decision to take a break from the runway comes after she had to clear up controversial comments published in LOVE magazine. "I was never one of those girls who would do like 30 shows a season, or whatever the f--k those girls do," Jenner is quoted as saying.
"More power to 'em. But I had a million jobs, not only catwalks and everything else. The whole combination was very overwhelming and I started to freak out a little bit, and needed to take a step back."
The Keeping Up With the Kardashians' star later took to Twitter to say her "words were twisted and taken out of context."