Talking Point: la Mini-Moss

10 November 2009

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Mini-Moss Lila Grace is being groomed for big things. As the daughter of an uber-model, the seven-year-old already has the cultural world at her feet – and the best of the best tutors on call. Following in her mother’s footsteps (remember Kate was discovered at 14), Lila Grace stole the show at Sadie Frost’s daughter Iris’s model-themed birthday party last week (what happened to pool parties?)

To be fair, Lila Grace did have an unfair advantage. ‘Kate had been teaching Iris and Lila Grace how to model and how to walk the catwalk properly in preparation for the party,’ said a guest, ‘They could hardly have a better teacher.’

‘All of the girls at the bash wanted to be Kate. She brought along lots of clothes for them and the girls had their hair and make-up done especially. She was teaching them how to master her famous hip swagger and her “I don't care" look.’

And if modelling doesn’t take her fancy, there’s always a career in fine art to fall back on. Spotted over the weekend at the Swann Inn – Moss’s local in the Cotswolds – Lila Grace was engrossed in a colouring-in session… with one half of art duo, and Turner Prize nominees ‘Brothers Grim’, Jake Chapman. Hope she kept within the lines!

We shouldn’t be surprised – remember, this is a child who, even as a fetus, was painted by the great Lucian Freud (his portrait of a heavily pregnant, naked Moss fetched a cool £3.9m at auction).

With parents like hers, Lila was never going to be an ugly duckling or wall flower. Factor in the genes of Moss, the intelligence of Jefferson and the combined force of their little black books, and you’ve got a fully fledged A-lister in the making. Let’s just hope the seven-year-old doesn’t peak too soon…

- Amy Molloy


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