The children of the tops retrace their steps (and their mothers’ catwalks): is knowing how to walk the model a matter of DNA?

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Hadid senior, in fact, retired from the scene-à-porter in 1994 to settle down and start a family, as she herself stated. An exit from the scene just at a time when the phenomenon of super top models of that decade was in full boom, today absolute icons. Well, the progeny of those gods of the fashion shows are now retracing the same road paved with golden bricks that leads straight to the city of Emerald, or the most important fashion shows in the world.

That the right way to get there was to walk with your head up, back straight, chest out and a sulky look if necessary, the “children of” have assimilated it from the cradle. At the same time that a common infant learns to distinguish a foot from a hand they knew perfectly well the difference between Haute Couture and Prêt-à-porter. A little over a year it is highly conceivable that Kaia Gerber, taking its first steps, it swayed in a sinuous way, ready to show the Spring / Summer collection of à la page diapers. Of course, like his brother Presley.

Kaia and Presley Gerber. Getty photo

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No wonder today both children of bionics Cindy Crawford are requested by the most important designers in the world and Kaia, 20, is considered a supermodel of our time (like Hadid) with already ten years of career behind her (she started her career as a model at 10 years old posing for the Young line Versace).

Destiny shared with Deva Cassel. The beautiful, needless to say, daughter of Monica Bellucci and Vincent Cassel, is not even 18 years old and already lights up the international catwalks with her charm. Rising star of the fashion system, she was the protagonist of the Dolce & Gabbana Fall / Winter 2022-23 Haute Couture show: before accusing a little illness due to the heat of Syracuse, she literally enchanted those present, including her mother, who was , we remember, first model than actress and who still appears today in the fashion shows of friends Stefano and Domenico.

Together with Deva, another daughter of fashion parading for Dolce & Gabbana, Leni Klum: good blood sparkling does not lie even in this case because, with the approval of mother Heidi, even the very blonde eighteen year old has embarked on the exact same career as the German top. A profession that Leni herself confessed to dreaming of since she was a child, when she admired her mother safely climbing the catwalks at the turn of the two millennia.

As well as Lila Moss: 19 years old and fabulous. After all, the apple does not fall far from the tree and the only daughter of the invaluable Kate began her modeling career at the age of her parent (14), becoming increasingly popular and requested by the big brands, from Miu Miu to Scervino, from Marc Jacobs to Fendi (for whose Spring / Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection she walked with her mother).

Kate and Lila Moss at the Fendi Haute Couture Spring / Summer 2021 show. Photo Getty


What can I say, then, if your mother is Kristen McMenamy, the supermodel of the 90s who was accompanied to the altar by Karl Lagerfeld on her wedding day (and returned to the catwalk for the latest Jean-Paul Gaultier Haute Couture show. , among other things falling)? The fashion industry can only be at your feet. So the daughter, Lilymade her runway debut at the age of 18 and today she parades with the same maternal theatricality for important fashion houses such as Louis Vuitton, Kenzo and Saint Laurent.

Lily McMenamy. Getty photo

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Then came under the spotlight of style Aurélien Enthoven And Mingus Lucien Reedus, which Donatella Versace has recruited for the latest Spring / Summer 2023 menswear show. The first, 21 years old, sculpted features, brown eyes, deep gaze, making his debut on the catwalk, is the son of Carla Bruni. Full of pride it was the former premiere dame who posted on Instagram the two generations in comparison, protagonists for the same brand after 30 years. Operation nostalgia and friendship, given the presence at the show of Mingus Lucien Reedus son of the Danish colleague (and friend) of the golden times Helena Christiensen.

In short, it seems that there is some unwritten rule in the fashion world for which, if your mom was a model, then it is highly likely that you will be too. It is not just a question of beauty, charm, sense of style and the ability to enchant the greatest photographers and stylists in the world. It is probably because if you were born and raised in a world that undoubtedly remains golden, why not try to continue being part of it?

So we are waiting for the 13-month-old daughter of Naomi Campbell (whose name still remains top secret), who will probably be taking her first steps in this period. Indeed, since chromosomal mathematics is not an opinion, the first strides. Because fashion passes, but the super models, through their stylish progeny, remain.

In the gallery the children of the stars who have continued the careers of their mothers.

Other stories of Vanity Fair that may interest you:

Is there a new Kaia Gerber on the horizon?
Lila Moss, Kate’s daughter’s first time on the catwalk is for Miu Miu
Deva Cassel and Monica Bellucci: together, for the first time, on the cover of Vogue Italia

Source: Vanity Fair

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