Having a famous dad can get you a long way in this life. What I want to know is what the attraction is to these (usually) attitude-ridden spoiled brats that make them A-list material in their own right.
Lily Allen and Norah Jones are obvious choices who have gone on to enjoy great success in music after taking inspiration from their famous fathers. Stella Mccartney is of course the original famous-dad-famous-daughter fashionista, and it’s not surprising that she did so well in the industry given that she had Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Yasmin Le Bon walk for her at her fashion graduation show from Central St Martins. She may well have been the first of the musician’s- daughter-makes-name-in-fashion trend that seems to be everywhere at the moment.
More recently Daisy Lowe (paternity controversy aside) has become a huge name in fashion thanks to her famous heritage. She is certainly the top of her game now- having modelled for Chanel, and being a muse of Karl Lagerfeld himself is no mean feat before your 23rd birthday, not to mention a fleeting yet very high-profile romantic involvement with Mark Ronson.
Peaches Geldof is another who seems to be famous for being famous and had carved out a very successful modelling and journalism career as a result of her growing up in the spotlight thanks to her uberstar father.
It’s no secret that the world of fashion isn’t exactly the friendliest of industries. If you want your clients to give you gold stars every time you manage to complete a task, become a primary school teacher. But there’s something about the allure and attitude of the fashion industry that makes people come back begging for more. Anna Wintour or Karl Lagerfeld are never going to win any awards for being the most amicable of employers, yet they seem to command more adoration than any pure-hearted do-gooder ever could. This is because the world of fashion isn’t about smiles and puppies in the snow; it’s all sultry eyes and cut-throat nonchalance, and who better to represent this look than the sultry-eyed party girl daughter of a rockstar?
There’s something about being the daughter of a famous frontman or rock legend that demands a certain edginess of style and fierce public persona of effortless coolness, just like daddy. This, along with their contacts list longer than the runway at Milan Fashion Week, means they don’t have to try as hard as most to get recognised. The very nature of the fashion industry: sultry, sexy, effortless and oozing confidence is the perfect match to the daughters of the rock generation.