Great genes. Check. Innate sense of style. Check. Thriving modelling career. Check. The following ladies are living proof that apple doesn’t fall far from the tree—from Balmain to Bulgari to Balenciaga, their client lists combined are some of today’s most important names in fashion, making them familiar faces we see on the runways, billboards and magazine pages. Here are fashion’s yummiest mommies and their bubbas.
Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber
No introduction is needed for the legendary Cindy Crawford. Her burgeoning career includes hundreds of covers, campaigns and endorsements spanning through the Eighties till date. Her offspring, meanwhile, has just come of age and if she’s taking a leaf from her mother, then Kaia Gerber will definitely have a long and illustrious modelling career ahead of her. Watch this face.
Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg
One has her name immortalised as one of Hermes’ most-coveted bags, the other is a muse of Nicolas Ghesquiere. Both Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg may not be the statuesque mannequins running on the runways, yet their influence on fashion and, more importantly, epitomising that Parisian je ne sais quoi, has made history. Birkin’s late partner and Gainsbourg father, Serge Gainsbourg, is one of France’s most iconic musicians―he sang the sexiest song ever recorded, Je T’aime…Moi Non Plus. So being bohemian surely runs in the family. J’adore!
Vanessa Paradis and Lily-Rose Depp
Staying within the Parisian zipcode, Vanessa Paradis and Lily-Rose Depp, who calls Hollywood megastar Johnny Depp, Daddy, are part of Karl Lagerfeld inner circle, hanging out often at his Rue Cambon office. If not hobnobbing with the rest of the Chanel crew, you can find Mademoiselle Paradis belting her catchy tunes at the recording studios, while Miss Depp is deftly honing her modelling and acting skills.
Jerry Hall and Georgia May Jagger
Leggy Texan blonde, Jerry Hall, is one of the original supermodels, who shimmied alongside Antonio Lopez, Andy Warhol and the likes of other movers and shakers of the Seventies and the Eighties. After she tied the knot with Mick Jagger from The Rolling Stones, out came Georgia May Jagger, who inherited her dad’s famous puckers and her mom’s beauty. Leading up to her Harper’s BAZAAR Singapore October 2015 cover shoot, the younger Jagger has starred in numerous campaigns, be it for jewellery brands, fashion houses or beauty products. Hall is now famously married to the multi billionaire Rupert Murdoch, while Georgia May jets around the world for her modelling work. Fab-u-lous!
Lisa Bonet and Zöe Kravitz
As one of the most beautiful women in the world, Lisa Bonet has been flying under the radar after a promising stint in television’s afternoon favourite, The Cosby Show. Her marriage to rocker Lenny Kravitz bore fashion’s favourite It girl of the moment, Zöe Kravitz, who is not only parlaying in modelling for Balenciaga spring/summer 2016 campaign, but also cutting her teeth in summer’s blockbusters, such as The Divergent Series and X-Men franchise, as well as numerous other films.
Pat Cleveland and Anna Cleveland
Mama was a Halston’s Halstonette and Monsieur Yves Saint Laurent’s confidante who ran the dance floor of New York City’s Studio 54 in the late Seventies. As a supermodel in her heydays, Pat Cleveland was instrumental for the insurgence of black models on the fashion runways. In fact, she caused a stir as she scored a cover on one of America’s major fashion magazines. So it comes as no surprise that her daughter, Anna Cleveland, takes up her mother’s penchant for the theatrics and often seen walking at the fashion shows in New York, Milan and Paris fashion weeks in her signature strut.
By Windy Aulia