Modelling is a tough world to break into — unless you’ve already had one foot in the fame door, say because you won the gene lottery with Oscar-winning actors and supermodels for parents. These days, fashion models with famous parents are a dime a dozen, multiplying non-stop on runways and even across editorial fashion spreads. And our obsession with these celebrity kids show no signs of ever slowing down.
Here is the full list of fashion’s reigning super-spawns, we mean, stars. And the full breakdown of their winning gene pool.
1. Kaia Jordan Gerber, 16
Famous Parents: Her mother is none other than American supermodel Cindy Crawford, and her father: Model-turned-businessman Rande Gerber.
Fashion Milestones: After posing alongside her mother on a cover of Vogue Paris at age 14, Kaia Gerber finally scored her own solo Vogue Paris cover in January 2018 after dominating the Spring/Summer 2018 runways. Kaia Gerber also shared the Versace Spring/Summer 2018 runway with her supermodel mother, Cindy Crawford. Besides being named the face of Marc Jacobs beauty in 2017, her earlier experiences include fashion campaigns for Miu Miu and Alexander Wang. She has also caught the eye of Karl Lagerfeld, making her couture debut at Chanel’s Spring/Summer 2018 show in the Grand Palais and appearing in Chanel’s Spring 2018 handbags campaign. She is currently designing a capsule collection of ready-to-wear and accessories for Karl Lagerfeld’s eponymous brand which will be made available in Karl Lagerfeld stores and Karl.com.
2. Presley Walker Gerber, 18
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Famous Parents: Runway veteran Cindy Crawford and George Clooney’s best friend, Rande Gerber.
Fashion Milestones: Presley Gerber made his first editorial debut alongside his sister, Kaia, in a spread for CR Fashion Book titled ‘Kid Royalty’ in 2015. Making his runway debut at Moschino’s Resort 2017 show the following year, he carried on walking the runways at Dolce & Gabbana and Balmain. Besides gracing the cover of L’Officiel Hommes Netherlands’ Spring/Summer 2018 issue and featuring in a Vogue Hommes fashion spread, Presley and his 16-year-old sister, Kaia Gerber are the epitome of fashion models with famous parents, fronting the Spring 2018 campaign for Calvin Klein Jeans titled ‘Our Youth’ side by side.
3. Dylan Jagger Lee, 20
Famous Parents: Son of iconic Baywatch actress and model Pamela Anderson, and notorious rocker Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe.
Fashion Milestones: An 18-year-old Dylan caught Hedi Slimane’s eye and starred in a short film plus series of black and white photographs as part of a Saint Laurent campaign. Dylan also graced the cover of ODDA and landed an advertorial for Hugo Boss in February 2017. Besides Coach 1941’s Pre-Fall 2017 and Autumn/Winter 2017 runways, Dylan has been following in brother Brandon’s footsteps, walking in the Dolce & Gabbana’s Autumn/Winter 2017 and Autumn/Winter 2018 runways.
4. Brandon Thomas Lee, 21
Famous Parents: Actress and model Pamela Anderson and musician Tommy Lee.
Fashion Milestones: A Dolce & Gabbana regular, Brandon Lee made his runway debut at the Autumn/Winter 2017 show, walked in the Spring/Summer 2018 show and mostly recently was seen on the Autumn/Winter 2018 and Alta Sartoria 2018 runways. He has also been featured in four Dolce & Gabbana advertorials: Spring/Summer 2017, Autumn/Winter 2017, Dolce & Gabbana: Millenials A Mil, and Spring/Summer 2018. Besides having graced the covers of GQ Germany and D’Scene Magazine, Brandon alongside his brother, Dylan, share the title of ‘Fashion Models with Famous Parents’ and have also appeared in an Essential Homme spread titled ‘Upper Level’.
5. Rafferty Law, 21
Famous Parents: English actor Jude Law and English actress-producer, Sadie Frost.
Fashion Milestones: At 15, Rafferty Law made his modelling debut appearing in June 2012’s British Vogue. Further campaigns and editorial commitments for ASOS in 2013; Rollercoaster, Another Man and D’SECTION magazine in 2014 followed. He made his runway debut at 17 when he walked for DKNY at the Spring/Summer 2015 men’s show. Rafferty Law made his Dolce & Gabbana debut on the Spring/Summer 2017 men’s runway which led him to dominate Dolce & Gabbana runways at the Autumn/Winter 2017, Spring/Summer 2018 men’s and Autumn/Winter 2018 men’s show. He has also appeared in three Dolce & Gabbana advertorials, namely Spring/Summer 2017, Spring/Summer 2018 and Dolce & Gabbana: Millenials A Mil. Rafferty Law also made the cover of GQ Italia in July 2017 and L’Officiel Hommes’ Autumn/Winter 2016 issue. His latest editorial feature was in Vogue for the March 2018 issue. Titled ‘Life of the Party’, he was shot by legendary photographer Mario Testino.
6. Iris Tallulah Elizabeth Law, 17
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Famous Parents: Acclaimed English actors Jude Law and Sadie Frost.
Fashion Milestones: Like her brother Rafferty, Iris’ career kicked off at 15 with a shoot for East-London based label Illustrated People. That spurred shoots for Teen Vogue and Miu Miu’s Resort lookbook in 2016 after which she claimed the role of a global beauty ambassador when she was approached for her first major campaign for Burberry Beauty Spring 2017. Other experience in editorials include Love Magazine, Interview Magazine, Jalouse and British Vogue. She has also covered the Sunday Times Style magazine UK in January 2017.
7. Sailor Brinkley Cook, 19
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Famous Parent: Sports Illustrated-alumni and American model Christie Brinkley.
Fashion Milestones: Sailor’s big break came when she was 15 years old with an editorial feature for Teen Vogue’s August 2014 issue. Succeeding her mother, Sailor has posed for two Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues. Alongside her famous mother and sister Alexa Ray Joel, the trio was featured in the February 2017 issue before Sailor scored her solo spread in February 2018. She also made her runway debut at the Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2018 show in Milan. Her most recent editorial feature titled ‘Sailor Garb’ appeared in Spirit & Flesh Magazine in April 2018.
8. Selah Marley, 19
Famous Parents and Grandparent: Daughter of American singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill and former American football player Rohan Marley, who is Bob Marley’s son, making her the granddaughter of the reggae legend.
Fashion Milestones: In 2016 alone, Selah Marley was featured in the February issue of Dazed, the Autumn issue for i-D and on Vogue.com. Selah has also graced the covers or had editorial features in the November 2016 issues of L’Uomo Vogue and Jalouse as well as the Autumn/Winter 2016 edition of Wonderland. Besides scoring a Calvin Klein Autumn/Winter 2016 campaign, Selah has also been in the Autumn/Winter 2016 and Spring/Summer 2017 campaigns for Ivy Park, Beyoncé’s activewear brand. Working with Rag & Bone, she has also appeared in two campaigns for the brand, in both Autumn/Winter 2017 and Spring/Summer 2018 seasons. Not excluded from the runways, Selah has been spotted at the Yeezy Spring/Summer 2017, Chanel Pre-Fall 2017 and Yeezy Autumn/Winter 2017 shows.
9. Kenya Kinski-Jones, 25
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Famous Parents: Musician and record producer Quincy Jones and German model-actress Nastassja Kinski.
Fashion Milestones: Kenya has bagged two Calvin Klein campaigns. One for Calvin Klein Jeans in Autumn/Winter 2015 and the other, as part of their Watches + Jewelry Spring/Summer 2016 campaign. She was also part of Stella McCartney’s Pop fragrance campaign in Spring/Summer 2016. Her editorial experience includes two issues for L’Officiel Paris, one in October 2016 and another in March 2017; Glamour August 2017; and Glamour Russia in September 2017. She has graced both the covers and been featured in spreads for L’Officiel Germany in September 2016 and L’Officiel Ukraine in October 2017. Kenya made her runway debut at the Chanel Pre-Fall 2017 show.
10. Christian Combs, 20
Famous Parents: American rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs and model Kim Porter.
Fashion Milestones: Christian Combs was featured in L’Uomo Vogue in July 2017. He made his runway debut at age 19 and has walked the runways at Dolce & Gabbana twice — specifically, at the Autumn/Winter 2018 and the Alta Sartoria 2018 shows. He was also announced as the face of Dolce & Gabbana’s Spring/Summer 2018 campaign which was shot in Venice.
11. Cosima Auermann, 21
Famous Parent: Her mother is 1990s German supermodel Nadja Auermann.
Fashion Milestones: The German beauty’s first editorial spread was shot by Peter Lindbergh in 2016 for Stern Mode. She then went on to grace the covers of L’Officiel Ukraine and Elle Russia in November 2017 and Glamour Italia in March 2017. She has also appeared in Vogue Germany in February 2017 and France and Italy’s editions of Vanity Fair in May 2017 and September 2017 respectively.
12. Ava Elizabeth Phillippe, 18
Famous Parents: American actors Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.
Fashion Milestones: A spitting image of her mother, Ava Phillippe made her modelling debut in Rodarte’s Autumn/Winter 2018 lookbook in a light pink strapless tulle dress. Just two days post-debut, Ava was announced as the face of her mother’s clothing line, Draper James.
13. Jack Holden Marsden, 17
Famous Parents: Westworld star and former Versace model James Marden, and Days of Our Lives star Lisa Linde.
Fashion Milestones: Jack made his runway debut at Milan Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018 walking for Dolce & Gabbana at 16 years old and was shot by Irvin Rivera for an interview in A Book Of.
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