Top ten stylish families
Does style run in the family? These fashionable clans certainly make the case. From sports stars and pop icons to sassy socialites and political powerhouses, we round up the top ten.
Back in the day, he was the darling of English football, she was Posh Spice, and questionable outfits were worn (especially together). Today, he’s an international superstar, she’s a serious fashion designer, both made over into modern style icons. Naturally, their brood is just as fashion-forward. Romeo has already featured in a Burberry campaign, while Brooklyn made his modelling debut earlier this year. It’ll be no time before Cruz and Harper join in.
Like mother, like daughter, as they say. When your mother is an ex-model, good looks and a fashion career are probable outcomes, but little did Brazilian-born Andrea Dellal know just how different her daughters’ styles would turn out. Charlotte is a successful shoe designer and old-school glamour puss, while Alice is pure rock ‘n’ roll and a Karl Lagerfeld favourite.
When you’re a power couple in Hollywood such as Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, it takes considerable daring to outshine their stars. But daring is exactly what their children, Jaden and Willow, are known for when it comes to their fun and exuberant fashion choices. Frankly, we wouldn’t expect less from the spawn of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
Your mother is a princess (twice over, of Monaco and Hanover), your grandmother is Grace Kelly. ‘Sophistication’ and ‘refinement’ are definitely in the bones of children Andrea, Charlotte and Pierre. Charlotte, however, is the current reigning fashionista of the family – Gucci ambassador, fashion writer and co-founder of Ever Manifesto.
Cousins count as family, too. Paris-based sisters Claire and Virginie, along with twins Jenna and Prisca, are not only front row fixtures and Anna Wintour-appointed It-girls, but the girls are also board members of the Clarins beauty empire. They’re all impossibly beautiful with legs up to there and a penchant for striking pieces from designers such as Louis Vuitton, Altuzarra and Mugler.
With a number of glamorous wives and lovers over the years, the extended family that belongs to Mick Jagger certainly shares his style swagger and in some cases, that famous pout. Jade (daughter of Mick and Bianca) is a boho vision and good pals with Kate Moss, while Lizzie and Georgia May (daughters of Mick and Jerry Hall) both have successful modelling careers, and yes, a veritable rock vibe.
Mama Roitfeld is a fashion force, not just for her career choices (former editor of French Vogue, current editor of CR Fashion Book and global fashion director of Harper’s Bazaar), but also for her brand of Parisian chic (pencil skirt, stilettos, smudged eyeliner and mussed up hair). Children Julia and Vladimir Restoin-Roitfeld are similarly sexy yet laidback.
John F Kennedy was the charismatic president of the United States of America with a stylish wife who started a trend for shift dresses, pillbox hats and oversized sunnies, among other things. When their children, Caroline and John Jr, were born, the whole family became the golden standard for the East Coast preppy look. Think crisp chinos, oxford shirts and cute twin sets.
Sultry supermodel Stephanie Seymour has had quite the life: she’s been shot by everyone from Herb Ritts to Richard Avedon, dated Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose for a while, settled down with a billionaire and produced three children in that marriage. The boys, Peter and Harry, are social butterflies with an affinity for guyliner and sharp tailoring, with Peter being one of the faces of Givenchy for A/W 2014.
Perhaps the most famous family in the world right now? Kim, Kourtney, Khloe and Rob make up the Kardashian side, while their half-sisters Kendall and Kylie are the Jenner representatives. Mother Kris is at the epicentre. Whether sporting the latest runway pieces or storming the red carpet, all the siblings share a sense of high drama and know when to pile on the bling.