Like mother like daughter, some of the coolest gals in the industry get it from their mums. It’s a no brainer: Despite their questionable clothing choices (sometimes), mothers are the ones who built the foundation for our love of fashion. And some of the most stylish women we know not only take on their mother’s good looks but also their style sense and impeccable taste.
From the Fendi family to supermodels Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber, we highlight some of the most iconic celebrity mother-daughter duos in honour of mother’s day to show how style (and good genes) passes through generations of strong women.
Silvia Venturini Fendi and Delfina Delettrez
The Fendi family needs no introduction. From Anna Fendi, who revolutionised Fendi’s leather and jewellery sector, to daughter Silvia Venturini Fendi, creator of the iconic Baguette bag and current creative director of Fendi accessories, menswear and children, the four generations of women from the iconic fashion house is no short of successful women. There’s also granddaughter Delfina Delettrez, an accomplished jewellery designer who joined the family business just last year as creative director of jewellery.
Yolanda Hadid, Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid
Before their modelling careers took off, the Hadid sisters were Real Housewives kids. The pair appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alongside mum and fashion OG Yolanda, who graced glossies such as Australian Vogue and Grazia back in the 80s. All three women took to the catwalk together in 2020 for Off-White’s Autumn/Winter 2020 show.
Vanessa Paradis and Lily-Rose Depp
With rosebud lips, ripe apple cheeks and effortless French chic, the striking resemblances between Lily-Rose Depp and mother Vanessa Paradis run deeper than looks alone. Both are muses to Chanel and exude an air of je ne sais quoi cool every time they step out.
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Lisa Bonet and Zoë Kravitz
Both style icons in their own right, it’s always a fertile fashion moment when Lisa Bonet and Zoë Kravitz appear side-by-side. The pair are undeniably the coolest mother-daughter duo out there. While the achingly cool ’90s actress forged the path with her dreamy, bohemian repertoire of relaxed silhouettes, eclectic prints and fun accessories, Kravitz followed in harmony with her own contemporary embodiment of effortless downtown chic for the next generation.
Pat Cleveland and Anna Cleveland
Known for her energetic catwalk performances and effervescent personality, Pat Cleveland was a muse to everyone from Yves Saint Laurent and Halston to Salvador Dali during the ’60s and ’70s. The icon and cancer survivor was the one of the first African-American models in the industry, walked in the legendary 1973 Battle of Versailles fashion show and a continued presence in the images of the world’s best-known fashion photographers. It’s no surprise that her daughter Anna has followed in her mother’s stilettos, appearing in her first fashion shoot at just 10 days old and becoming a major campaign girl and fashion week fixture.
Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber
When it comes to Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber, the phrase like mother, like daughter really does apply. The ’90s supermodel and daughter are total twins, often looking more like sisters than mother and daughter, with their similar style and industry presence as mega-famous models.
Carolina Herrera and Carolina Herrera de Baez
Behind luxury fashion label Carolina Herrera is another mother-daughter team full of creativity, curiosity, consistency and competence. While established designer Carolina Herrera built her eponymous label to international acclaim with her signature sophistication, daughter Carolina Herrera de Baez brought the brand’s House of Fragrances to new heights, with the iconic 212. In 2015, de Baez also unveiled the Herrera Confidential collection. comprising of 6 fragrances as a tribute to her mother.
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