With International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day falling on the same week, we thought it was only fair to celebrate 5 of the world’s most notable celebrity mums and their equally formidable daughters. With a catalogue of charity work to their names, these ladies prove that brains and beauty can co-exist; recognised for their sense of style, they’ve stepped up when it comes to stepping out on the red-carpet. Luckily for you, we’re all about photo-ready fashion, so you can recreate their designer looks for less.
Goldie Hawn & Kate Hudson
With an effortless dose of Cali-cool, actors Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson share a sartorial taste for the beautifully boho. This mother/daughter duo are frequently seen on the red-carpet together in floaty, floor-length dresses. Recreate their look with 70s prints and sun-drenched hues; pair an elegant maxi dress with some embellished sandals (weather permitting!) and accessorise with oversized jewellery in brass or gold.
Lisa Bonet & Zoe Kravitz
Actor Lisa Bonet and daughter Zoe Kravitz (whose father is musician Lenny Kravitz) make a striking red-carpet duo. Thanks to their rock and roll roots, the pair take a fearless approach to fashion, mixing vintage and contemporary designs for an eclectic finish. Preferring a muted palette, both mother and daughter use variety of texture and tone when creating an outfit; look to velvet and lace to adopt their style.
Madonna & Lourdes Leon
Notorious for pushing the boundaries when it comes to fashion, Madonna was never likely to have a wallflower of a daughter. Like her mum, Lourdes has the confidence to reinvent trends as her own, she’ll often rework retro looks with a millennial’s eye – even paying homage to her mother’s own iconic 80s pieces. Rework the classics to adopt this duo’s style; choose washed-out denim, biker jackets and vintage band t-shirts for the day, then up the ante come nightfall with dramatic lace dresses (keeping your biker to hand of course!).
Kate, Pippa & Caroline Middleton
The Duchess of Cambridge has a regal sense of style to match her title; the classically feminine aesthetic that both she and her sister Pippa tend towards has evidently come from their mother Caroline. Taking a softer approach to power-dressing, the trio embrace pastel hues and pencil skirts, accessorising with nude heels and understated jewellery.
Kim Kardashian & Kris Jenner
As reality show royalty, the Kardashians have managed to turn their family into a global brand, with matriarchal mother Kris Jenner at the heart of it. Both she and daughter Kim aren’t afraid to flaunt it on the red-carpet, putting their best Louboutin forward every step of the way. Fearless and bold, Kim’s ability to break the internet with one image is proof of their prowess when it comes to making a statement. Choose a bodycon silhouette, tailored jumpsuits and faux fur jackets; then sashay your way to Instagram fame in your fiercest heels to channel this pair.