Craw­ford didn’t want to walk run­way with daugh­ter

Mod­el­ling leg­end passes torch to Kaia Ger­ber, 16 Style

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Cindy Craw­ford says she’s more con­cerned about her 16-yearold daugh­ter sit­ting be­hind the wheel of a car than walk­ing a run­way.

The su­per­model’s daugh­ter, Kaia Ger­ber, made her New York Fashion Week de­but last month. Her 18-year-old son, Pres­ley Ger­ber, also is a model.

“I’m a lot more con­cerned about her driv­ing by her­self than her en­ter­ing the world of mod­el­ing,” Craw­ford said. “The great thing for my kids is that I know a lot about that world. I feel like: Who bet­ter to help guide them than me?”

Craw­ford said it was in­evitable Kaia Ger­ber would en­ter the mod­el­ling world. Ger­ber bears a strik­ing re­sem­blance to her 51-year-old mother.

“In some ways, I wish I could have pushed it off a year or two. But she’s 16. That’s how old I was when I started, which is young, but in fashion that’s kind of the nor­mal age when peo­ple start,” Craw­ford said Thurs­day.

Ger­ber has al­ready made a splash walk­ing the run­way for a num­ber of top de­sign­ers, in­clud­ing Ver­sace.

At Mi­lan Fashion Week in Septem­ber, Donatella Ver­sace hosted a run­way trib­ute to her brother, Gianni Ver­sace, 20 years af­ter his slay­ing in Mi­ami. The show brought to­gether the su­per­mod­els that Gianni Ver­sace helped make house­hold names — Clau­dia Schif­fer, Naomi Camp­bell, He­lena Chris­tensen and yes, Craw­ford.

But it also fea­tured the new gen­er­a­tion of celebrity models, in­clud­ing the Ha­dids — Gigi and Bella; plus Ken­dall Jen­ner and Ger­ber.

“The models them­selves don’t re­ally get booked un­til the day be­fore or two days be­fore,” Craw­ford said. “And fi­nally Kaia got booked for it, and I said, ‘You know I’m do­ing that show, right?’

“She’s like, ‘Wait, do we have to walk down to­gether?’ I said, ‘No. I don’t even want to walk down with you. I’m go­ing to walk down with the ladies that are my age. You can go with the girls that are your age.’”

Miguel Me­d­ina/afp/getty im­ages

Carla Bruni, Clau­dia schif­fer, naomi Camp­bell, Cindy Craw­ford and he­lena Chris­tensen pose dur­ing a show for Ver­sace on sept. 22 in Mi­lan.

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