This month, at fashion weeks in New York and Milan so far, one of the biggest trends had nothing to do with the clothes. Instead, it was all about the front row, where a handful of celebrity parents showed their support for their model children. From Yolanda Hadid to Kris Jenner, celebrity parents have been the can’t-miss staple right next to the runway all Fashion Month long. But it’s not just the two reality TV star matriarchs who, along with their daughters Gigi and Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, have been taking in shows from the side lines. This past season has also brought out the parents of many emerging models like Lionel Richie, the father of Sofia Richie, Helena Christensen, mother of Mingus Reedus, Lisa Rinna, mother of Amelia Gray Hamlin, and Camille Grammer, mother of Mason Grammer. Predictably, there was plenty of pride and smiles as all of the supportive parents watched on. Ahead, a look at all of the photos of moms cheering on their model children, with Cindy Crawford, who not only walked the runway herself, but also chaperoned her daughter Kaia Gerber throughout her entire domination of Fashion Month.
But she supported even more of her children for Tommy Hilfiger’s spring 2018 presentation in London, as Gigi opened the show, trailed by her sister Bella and brother Anwar Hadid.
As one of the faces of Fendi, Kendall Jenner has become a fixture on the Italian luxury house’s runway, and her mom Kris Jenner didn’t miss the opportunity to support her during Milan Fashion Week—even as rumors swirled about her other daughter Kylie’s pregnancy.
She also looked like the vision of a proud mom at Versace—fittingly, a show that celebrated supermodels-turned-moms like Cindy Crawford and Helena Christensen, and even had a metaphoric baton pass between the generations as Crawford’s daughter Kaia Gerber also walked in it.
The Dennis Basso show was also a family affair as Lisa Rinna showed up to watch her daughter Amelia Gray model in it with her husband Harry Hamlin and their daughter Delilah Belle Hamlin.
Helena Christensen had more than one family member to support at the Calvin Klein show. She watched front row as both her son Mingus Reed and her nephew Oliver Sonne walked in the show.
19-year-old Sofia Richie has spoken out about how tight-knit her family is before, telling Complex, “As a family we all just got through everything together. We’re all really supportive of each other.” Lionel Richie confirmed that when he showed up at Jeremy Scott’s spring 2018 presentation to watch his model daughter.
Camille Grammer didn’t miss her daughter’s runway debut for New York designer Malan Breton and, this year, she also bonded with her model daughter Mason while making the rounds together at Fashion Week parties.
Cindy Crawford didn’t watch her daughter Kaia Gerber make her Versace debut from the front row. Instead the supermodel watched from backstage, right before she closed out the show with her supermodel ’90s peers like Naomi Campbell, Claudia Schiffer, Carla Bruni, and Helena Christensen.
Crawford has on proud mom duty throughout Fashion Month, traveling with her daughter Kaia from New York to Milan and, most recently, Paris. “You know what, it’s been really fun for me to see my kids get their feet wet in the fabulous world of fashion,” Crawford recently told Vanity Fair.
No doubt this past Fashion Month has been a major bonding experience for Cindy Crawford and her daughter Kaia Gerber. “Now we talk shop,” Crawford told Vanity Fair of her evolving relationship with her kids. “They’re like, ‘Mom, wow, this is hard. I have a 5 A.M. call,’ and I’m like yeah, it sucks. All of sudden they have a whole new appreciation for what I spent the last 30 years of my life doing.”
Cindy Crawford and her daughter Kaia Gerber completed the grand finale of their bonding experience that was Fashion Month when Crawford not only watched Gerber open Chanel, but reunited with Karl Lagerfeld 20 years after she was one of the house’s catwalk regulars, all while posting Boomerang after Boomerang.