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14 Of The Best Mother-Daughter Moments At Fashion Week

From Jennifer Lopez to Reese Witherspoon, fashion weeks have seen many celebrities enjoying sweet mother-daughter moments on the front row.


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For the common or garden variety fashion fan, the prospect of being a guest at, say, Schiaparelli’s couture presentation in Paris, is a distant fantasy. But for a privileged few, the fashion week whirl is not only accessible, it starts incredibly early. Supermodel progeny are toddling around the ateliers while their mortal peers are at soft play.

In many cases, such childhood encounters with backstage chaos, legendary designers and front row paps serve as useful preparation for a future career in fashion: almost a decade after a bewigged Kate Moss was greeted backstage by her 10-year-old daughter after closing Marc Jacobs’s Louis Vuitton show in Paris, Lila was joining her mother on Fendi’s Haute Couture runway. Lily McMenamy, still a babe in mum Kristen’s arms at her first Chanel show in the ’90s, was scarcely out of her teens when she took up the modeling mantle proper, walking for Saint Laurent at Paris Fashion Week autumn/winter 2013.

All of which suggests a catwalk cameo from an adult Stormi Webster is virtually guaranteed at some point down the line. More than ever, Couture Week was a family affair this season: Reese Witherspoon brought her lookalike daughter Ava Phillippe to the Fendi show, while the Kar-Jenners (Kris, Kim and Kylie) showed up to see John Galliano’s newest Maison Margiela collection. When the autumn/winter 2024 shows kicked off in New York, Feud star Naomi Watts took in the Khaite collection with her daughter, Kai Schreiber, in tow.

Below, we revisit some of the best mother-daughter moments at fashion week below.

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Bianca and Jade Jagger on the front row at Calvin Klein at New York Fashion Week autumn/winter 2004. Photo: Getty

Kimora Lee Simmons with her daughters Ming and Aoki on the Babyphat runway. Photo: Getty

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Jennifer Lopez and Emme at Chanel spring/summer 2013. Photo: Getty

Kim Kardashian with her baby daughter North West at Givenchy’s spring/summer 2015 show. Photo: Getty

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Lou Doillon and Charlotte Gainsbourg with their mother Jane Birkin on Saint Laurent’s spring/summer 2017 front row. Photo: Getty

Christy Turlington with her daughter Grace Burns on Fendi’s spring/summer 2023 front row. Photo: Getty

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Salma Hayek with her stepdaughter Mathilde Pinault and daughter Valentina at Gucci’s autumn/winter 2023 show. Photo: Getty

Jane Birkin with Charlotte Gainsbourg at a Kate Barry show in Paris in the ’90s. Photo: Getty

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Victoria Beckham gets a congratulatory kiss from Harper after her autumn/winter 2018 show at New York Fashion Week. Photo: Getty

Marlowe Sturridge joined her mum Sienna Miller on the front row at Proenza Schouler’s autumn/winter 2023 show. Photo: Getty

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Pat and Anna Cleveland on the front row together at Chloé spring/summer 2024. Photo: Getty

mother daughter moments

Kate and Lila Moss at Dior’s autumn/winter 2024 menswear show in Paris. Photo: Getty

mother daughter moments

Reese Witherspoon and her daughter Ava arriving at Fendi Haute Couture in Paris. Photo: Getty

mother daughter moments

Naomi Watts at the Khaite show during New York Fashion Week with her daughter, Kai Schreiber. Photo: Getty

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