The Paris Fashion Week provided an opportune moment for the 56-year-old Cindy Crawford and her 20 years old daughter, Kaia Gerber, to prove that they are the favorite mother and daughter in the fashion world. after the duo appeared on the runway for Off-White Womenswear Fall-Winter 2022-2023 collection, Crawford shared a video on her Instagram with her and her daughter, surprising the audience when they strut the runaway together. “This one’s for Virgil,” Crawford captioned the post, paying tribute to designer Virgil Abloh, who died in November 2021 at the age of 41 of cardiac angiosarcoma —rare cancer.
The two superstars shone brightly at Off-White’s Fall-Winter 2022 show, accompanied by fashion and celebrity powerhouses Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Serena Williams, Bella Hadid, Naomi Campbell, Karlie Kloss, and Joan Smalls, all who walked for the label. The mother and daughter duo created another high-profile moment that stole the limelight. Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber made a rare appearance on the same catwalk. The pair turned heads on the Paris Fashion Week’s opening day wearing a set of dressier looks from Off-White’s latest collection.
Crawford’s dressing style included a graphic spliced tee, a tiered tule skirt in dusty pink, and a cropped blazer. Similarly, her daughter was in an exaggerated pouf mini and tee combo completed by towering sandals. The heels of her shoes depicted candlesticks. Dubbed “Spaceship Earth,” the presentation saw models walking across a large white square at the Palais Brongniart while a sizable prop chandelier anchored the room. The semi-monolithic household finery offered hints of “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
The clothes worn by the duo were more grounded in the established visual trademarks and less conceptual, having been established by Abloh since the founding of his company in about a decade. One could find plenty of cutaways and layered tulle skirts and dresses, while spiky-eared hats and varsity jackets were accompanied by the designer’s signature motif: quotation-marked phrases. Jenner’s clothing included sparkling noir mini, printed with “Little Black Dress” fonts. Still, two models were standing on the runway holding “Question Everything” flags.
Attendants also noted that the show boasted about introducing a “couture” line that featured more hand-made ornate pieces. The Off-White’s owners, New Guards Groups, and LVMH are hopeful to continue with Abloh’s vision. They are also determined to build the brand into a multi-billion-dollar business. The late designer held a curious and keen authentic eye but was still much engaged in popular culture, which aided in garnering the mass appeal for the label through the constellation of famous faces and friends.
Anyone who would fill that creative shoe needed to be able to strike a balance between zeitgeist clothes and its people. The brand might be already on its way to success, given that big names like Pharrell Williams, A $AP Rocky, Idris Elba, and Rihanna were all expected to be in attendance early the following week.