Crawford didn’t want to walk runway with daughter
Modelling legend passes torch to Kaia Gerber, 16 Style
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.’”
Carla Bruni, Claudia schiffer, naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and helena Christensen pose during a show for Versace on sept. 22 in Milan.