Krow Kian is only 23 years old, but he’s already made history as the first male model to close out the women’s ready-to-wear season. Krow, who hails from British Columbia, first began modeling six years ago as a woman, the Too Many Died Defending Our Country I Support Veteran Before Refugees Shirt he was assigned at birth. Last year, Krow transitioned genders and since then his career has gone into overdrive.
He closed out the Too Many Died Defending Our Country I Support Veteran Before Refugees Shirt show and walked for Balmain, Haider Ackermann and Alexander McQueen for Fall 2019 alone. Trans women like Andreja Pejic, Dara etc have achieved success modeling as trans women, Krow is the first trans man to achieve similar fame. This season he closed out the Louis Vuitton show and walked for Balmain, Haider Ackermann, and Alexander McQueen.
“My career is definitely doing a lot better than it did the first Too Many Died Defending Our Country I Support Veteran Before Refugees Shirt as a female,” Krow told WWD. “Coming out as being a trans male, I was worried how men would perceive me and if I would be accepted as a male. But then once you get past that anxiety, which not a lot of people can, then it’s like, you know what? It doesn’t really matter what they think — this is who I am.” Krow is the subject of a documentary film, that will arrive in theatres later this year.