Kate Moss & her 13-year-old daughter Lila Grace cover Vogue Italia: sweet?

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Perhaps the “in” thing for magazines this year is mother-daughter covers? Cindy Crawford and her 14-year-old daughter Kaia covered Vogue Paris several months back, and many people loved and praised the image. And now this – Kate Moss and her 13-year-old daughter Lila Grace cover the new issue of Vogue Italia. Thoughts? I think Lila will look more like her mom as she gets into her mid-to-late teens. Right now, she’s just an interesting blend of both of her parents (her dad is Jefferson Hack).

When Cindy and Kaia covered Vogue Paris in March, I sort of assumed that Cindy was trying to gently open some doors for her daughter, who already has representation at a modeling agency. Like, the deal between Kaia and Cindy is that Kaia can model but only if Cindy gets to be hands-on about her career. I wonder about Lila and Kate’s dynamic, whether Lila is even interested in modeling like her famous mum, or if Lila is just a normal kid, untouched by her mother’s career. Jefferson Hack did provide some clues in a recent interview, saying:

“I spend a lot of time with Lila Grace. She’s 13 and my relationship with her and her mum, Kate, is the thing I’m most proud of. That is life with a capital L. Everything else is window dressing. I have Lila at least one night in the week and every other weekend. We use FaceTime most evenings. She thinks me and her mum are deeply uncool. I don’t think her music tastes are cool – Capital radio and Justin Bieber. She keeps me real. I’m not on Snapchat. It’s wrong when parents act like their kids. I don’t buy into the ‘my mum’s my best friend’ ethos. Kate’s a great mum and they have a fantastic relationship.”

[From The Daily Mirror]

Yes, when you’re 13 years old, everything about your parents is deeply and profoundly uncool, even if your mother is literally the coolest person in England. In Kate’s recent Edit cover interview, she even admitted that Lila isn’t even into clothes right now. So now I’m imagining Kate and Lila as Edina Monsoon and Saffy. It would be absolutely amazing if Kate Moss ended up with a tightly-wound conservative daughter who has no interest in clothes or cool parties.

Photos courtesy of Vogue Italia.

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  1. Jegede says:

    Lila looks more like Jefferson Hack.
    Then again Hack and Moss looked like they could be related too.

    I have to say Kate Moss and Johnny Depp are the LAST people I would have expected to turn their fame into a ‘family brand’.
    To be fair Vanessa Paradis was infamous from a young age, & so was Kate so I guess it was bound to happen.

    But no.
    Kate has not yet matched Cindy Crawford’s pass-the-baton desperation, as well as Crawford’s Kriss-Jenner level-stage mama antics .

    • Alix says:

      Cindy Crawford’s still desperate to be seen as a supermodel, so she’s gotta share the camera with her daughter, as opposed to just supervising the shoots.

      • Jegede says:


        There is a Gloria Swanson vibe to Crawford relentlessly pimping out her daughter.

        I remember those gross photos of a 5 (4?) year old Kaia posing provocatively at cameras with a tattoo on her back. At such a young age?!?
        Cindy had set out Kaia’s destiny in stone once she came out of the womb it seems.

        @Eleonor – Agreed

    • Eleonor says:

      Kate Moss is still working a lot as a model, and has not (yet) had any work done on her face. Cindy on the other way is nipped and tucked, sadly. I think Kate has a better attitude toward aging.

      • meme says:

        I agree and she looks better with some years on her face. Cindy looks frozen. Kate is the better model IMO. The way Cindy pimps out her daughter is nauseating.

      • Mike says:

        Cindy was always the definition of basic. She never had what Kate has.

      • Original T.C. says:

        Well Cindy was celebrated for her beautiful face, Kate for her thin body so they both did what they can to preserve their money makers. Cindy plastic surgery, Kate “substances” to stay thin. Evenly unheathly and sad in both situations.

      • Locke Lamora says:

        Cindy was basic. She never had that certain something Kate had. And Kate has a much prettier face, even when they were young and surgery-free (?) Cindy was nowhere near Kate in terms of beauty. Cindy had a killer body though.

      • Jayna says:

        Well, when Kate hits 50 we’ll see if she doesn’t succumb to the injections and overbotoxed look.

        @Lack Lamora, basic? LOL She was one of the super models in the ’90s for a reason back in the day.


      • Stella Alpina says:

        Cindy is basic? Puh-leeze. She was the most versatile model of her day, regularly getting work in the fashion industry (Vogue covers, editorials, high end campaigns, haute couture & prêt-à-porter runway, plus a lucrative cosmetics contract wtih Revlon) and outside of it (commercials for Pepsi/Blockbuster Video/Cadillac/Pizza Hut, hosting an MTV show). Fashion’s power players in the 1990s would thoroughly disagree with you, Mike and Locke.

        Furthermore, not only was she at the top of modelling in her heyday, she also was the first to expand what a fashion model could do. She was a bit of a pioneer in her field. She was the first of her group of supermodels to pose for Playboy when it was considered a fashion taboo. She was the first of her kind to produce a successful line of workout videos. She was the first model to host a program on MTV (House Of Style). Other top models followed what she had done. She was a household name to people who didn’t pay attention to fashion and modelling.

        I get that some people don’t like her. Fine. I also give a side eye to the way she’s pushing her daughter into the spotlight. I was turned off by her hypocrisy when she agreed to do an advertising campaign for fur coats years after she posed in an ad that was against fur. But to say she’s basic when she was one of the most successful and in-demand models of her time (compared to some random catalog model who is now obscure – a real definition of basic) is really silly.

        In photos, she had a face that could transform into different ethnicities because of this ambiguous quality. She had an “international” look, like she had some Italian, Spanish, Middle-Eastern, or even Native American blood in a photo. This was the opinion of photographers and magazine editors. Basic she was not.

    • Almond says:

      I agree with everything you say, Jegede!

      • fabulousfunster says:

        I understand where Mike is coming from re Cindy. Not sure if Mike is British but Cindy has a very American kind of look whereas Kate has always been quirky which appeals to us Brits.

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    It’s a very sweet picture, and I like seeing another side of Kate.

  3. Alix says:

    Nice pic. I know they keep trying to make her sister Lottie happen as a model, but I don’t think it’s going anywhere.

  4. LAK says:

    In terms of asthetics, I think she has Kate’s distinct nose and lips though she’s prettier than 14yr old Kate. However, she has a stronger Kate look about her than Jefferson. If she continues along those lines she’ll look more like her mother, but a prettier version.

    At the moment Lila has features that work better as a model than Kate’s half sister Lottie who doesn’t have model type features as pretty as she is.

    In terms of supermodel celebrities’ offspring, I feel this is more organic than Cindy’s daughter. Perhaps it’s the presentation where Lila is presented as naturally as possible whereas Cindy’s daughter was presented with full beauty queen make up and pout and pose.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      If you look at the Cindy cover, her daughter isn’t pouting. She has natural looking make up on and a cheerful smile.

    • Kitte says:

      Lottie is the type of young woman that if I saw in person I’d think “she’s very pretty” and….well, that’s all really. She has nice hair and good cheekbones but she doesn’t have show-stopping looks nor is she unique-looking. On one hand I feel bad because she’ll always face the Kate comparisons but then I see the nepotism and I lose all sympathy.

      Oh well…I guess good for her for taking advantage of having Moss as her last name.

      • LAK says:

        Me too.

        Speaking of celeb daughters….i see that GOOP has istagrammed her daughter a few times and Lainey keeps hinting at a future in modelling, and i see it.

        I think GOOP’s daughter is interesting looking. Her celeb connections will help her should she go down fashion route, but in her case, i wouldn’t object because she definitely has the model look.

    • Kristin says:

      I don’t know what it is about Kate Moss but she just photographs beautifully. There’s just something so stunning and aesthetically beautiful about her face. She’s not just beautiful, she’s also interesting looking. There are alot of beautiful models who all basically look the same, but I’ve always thought Kate Moss stood apart from the rest of the pack because there’s just something about her face that makes you not want to look away.

  5. Snazzy says:

    Wouldn’t it be nice that one of these celebrity spawn use their contacts and influence / wealth to do something other than acting/modeling or whatever? Like advocate for human rights causes, become a lawyer, architect, engineer, programmer, doctor, or something other than privileged brat?
    Not saying she will, of course. But it does seem to be the trend

    • teacakes says:

      One of Bob Geldof’s daughters is an accountant I think?

    • Kweeny Kardashian says:

      I know right? Now it seems all those rich kids wanna do is model or act. Pamela Anderson’s kids are getting popular and they wanna model. Barf.

      When are we gonna see one of these kids become a doctor or philanthropist? If i had all that money, I would use it for causes to help peole. Not become a worthless model or actor

      • LAK says:

        2 of Stellan’s 6 kids from his first marriage aren’t in entertainment. Samuel (3rd son) is a doctor whilst Eija ( only daughter) dabbled in modelling before giving it up to manage clubs. Not sure if she’s still doing that, but given her sentiments the last time she gave an interview, i presume she’s not doing anything entertainment related.

    • meme says:

      I’m sure there are quite a few who do something useful with their PRIVATE lives instead of preening around for the camera. all we hear about is the celebuspawn who want to be “models” or “actors” and basically do nothing but live off their parents money.

      • LAK says:


        Going to use Sam and Eija Skarsgard as examples. Children of the famous Stellan Skarsgard. Their 4 brothers ( Alex, Gustav, Bill and Valter) are celebrated because they are actors, and doing well by all accounts.

        Sam is a doctor, and that’s the only thing anyone knows about him beyond being a son of or brother of. Eija had a high profile when she was modelling. Since she gave it up, you don’t see or hear from her. Any photos or profiles of her are from Modelling days.

    • Jen43 says:

      How great would it be to have all that money to fall back on and work in some field that would benefit society? I guess that is what royals are supposed to do.

    • Val says:

      I was thinking the exact same thing when I saw this. And you know who I thought of? Madonna’s daughter, Lourdes. Out there like a normal kid in college.

    • hogtowngooner says:

      Paul McCartney’s daughter from Linda (not Stella) is a respected journalist, I believe.

    • TheOtherSam says:

      One of Bob Dylan’s children is a child psychologist. Bruce Springsteen’s youngest son is a working fireman in NJ. Robert Plant’s son brews beer under his own label and has a successful string of brewpubs.

      But other examples are few and far between unfortunately.

    • Chicken Salt says:

      I think children and young adults gravitate toward what they are exposed to growing up and a lot of them want to be like their parents. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that and if they don’t have the acting or modeling chops they will be weeded out. I work with a ton of engineers. Guess what their children want to be? Yep, engineers!

  6. Original T.C. says:

    Is this the teenage version of selling your baby pics to People magazine?

  7. Bianca says:

    That is a very beautiful cover picture. I really like how it’s not been photoshopped to death – you can still see their freckles, slightly frizzy baby hairs and the little fold on Kate’s neck… it makes the picture so much warmer and sweeter, I think. They both look beautiful.

    • anna says:

      yeah, it is really beautiful. remember kate’s wedding? it had that untouched, natural, country-vibe, still my favorite celebrity wedding in terms of aesthetics. just like these pictures. they radiate comfort and tender, authentic affection.

      • Bianca says:

        I agree, her wedding was incredible. I don’t doubt that every little detail had been arranged and studied to look that way, but it still looked so effortlessly cool and beautiful. Sigh.

  8. Kweeny Kardashian says:

    Yay another one talentless kid with a famous parent in the media! When is this trend gonna end? Ugh

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Aw, she’s just a kid. We don’t know if she has talent or not. I mean, I know nepotism has just become absurd, so I hear you there, but it’s not this little girl’s fault. Mary e they just asked her to be in the picture with her mom and she said yes?

  9. Hegimal says:

    God I love Kate. I’ve been thinking about this a lot recently and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s probably because we’re the same age and thus she’s kinda been there the whole time, growing older but still being cool in that slightly disheveled, rock star way that only Kate can.

    But it’s more than that – it’s the live and let live vibe that she exudes. All these modern celebs, the Kardashians in particular, are so lacking in substance, so drearily uninteresting, so lacking in mystery, so tryhard. Can you imagine Kate posting selfies of her ass crack on Insta? I think not. Kate is too busy actually living life to bother with that shit – probably partying with Jade Jagger on Ibiza or something.

    I literally know young people who spend three hours doing hair and makeup just to post a selfie on IG. Seriously. At that age, I was going to festivals, living in crazy share houses, hitching to see a band up the coast, and kissing lots of boys. And no social media but a helluva lot of adventures.

    Maybe I’m just getting old but goddamn Kate makes me feel
    nostalgic for the old days.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      That was a sweet post. I like her, too, though she’s younger than I am.

    • Carol says:

      Ditto. Also, we usually just hear about her partying ways and her boyfriends and rarely get an insight into her family life. So its nice to hear about how she seems pretty serious about parenting, at least according to her and Lila’s dad.

  10. Mrs. Darcy says:

    Kate has always been legit low key with Lila being in the press, so I don’t really buy this is a Crawford move. Lila just seems like a normal kid, hope it stays that way. Love the Edina/Saffy comparison, that would not surprise me at all! Really pretty, understated picture that is not trying to glamorize the child at all. Lila is pretty but agree she looks more like Jefferson.

  11. mkyarwood says:

    I have two daughters. I almost see these covers as public declarations that these mums are hands on. Less an advertising that they’re ready to be models, and more a hands off assertion. They grew up in what is surely a pretty sordid business. They may not want their kids to have to grow up too fast.

    • Flowerchild says:

      Well Cindy is trying to get her daughter into modeling, she been trying for awhile and she already gotten her son into modeling.

      Kate so far don’t seem to be doing that

  12. Pansy says:

    What a gorgeous girl who looks like her age! Not a sexed up version of a girl, so disturbing, but found so often, even on local social media. It’s refreshing!

  13. neocleo says:

    I’m not seeing much resemblance between the two. Both are lovely.

  14. paranoia says:

    Her daughter is a pretty girl but I’m fed up with celebrities’ children being on the spotlight all the time.

    On another note…
    It’s weird but I don’t think I’ve seen a single photo with Kate Moss having her lips closed. Why are they always half or slightly open???

    • Stella Alpina says:

      Big yup to your first sentence. The nepotism is shameless and talent in acting or modelling is not genetically passed on from parent to child.

      I also agree with your second sentence. Kate Moss gives pretty much the same expression in most of her photos. I don’t think she’s that versatile. If she’s not smiling for the photographer, she’s giving a blank, slightly open-mouthed look. Her cheekbones are fabulous, though.

  15. Eden75 says:

    I like the pic. I have never really seen her daughter before and it’s a great shot of the two of them.

    As one of the most prolific Vogue cover models, with 64 (!!) international covers, it seems kind of fitting that Vogue do a picture of the two of them. We have watched Kate grow up on the covers, it’s like a time line from teen rebel to mom rebel.

  16. hogtowngooner says:

    I like that Lila actually looks like a 13-year old in these pics.

    I’m looking at you, Cindy Crawford.

  17. Almondjoy says:

    I’m a sucker for mommy and daughter pics (daddy and daughter too) so I’m loving this. Lila Grace is a gorgeous girl.

  18. J-Who says:

    What I find interesting is that the pages say “It’s all about family”, yet Kate Moss has left her daughter to fend for herself the better part of her young life, with other family members, while she jet-setted all over the world, doing massive amounts of cocaine, drinking and other crazy crap instead of being a mother. I always felt so sorry for this kid having Kate for a mother. Maybe Kate has grown up some in that area but from what I’ve seen, Kate didn’t give two squats about that kid.