In case anyone had ever wondered if good looks were genetic, this picture is the answer: yes and YES! Here we have a sneaky peek from the first ever ad campaign for Young Versace, a brand new children’s line from the Italian powerhouse, just for kids aged 0-12.
And who better to model the collection than the daughter of Gianni Versace’s muse and supermodel, Cindy Crawford? Crawford’s ten-year-old daughter Kaia models the collection for Spring/Summer 2012, which was shot by photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The collection is a mix of typically Versace patterns and the Medusa head logo, mixed with more colourful, punky elements.
Cindy Crawford with her gorgeous family in 2011
The supermodel mother sounded super-proud when asked about Kaia’s involvement with the House of Versace. 'I’m so thrilled that Kaia was chosen to be part of the first Young Versace Campaign,' Cindy said. 'I have so many fond memories of the times I spent with Gianni and Donatella. There is something so very special about the House of Versace. Being on-set with my daughter watching her in front of the camera was a fantastic experience. I am so proud of her.' Aww.
And it seems Mini-Crawford has a fan in Donatella Versace too. 'Like her mother, Kaia has a very special gift,' the designer said. 'The camera really, really loves her. Having Cindy on-set for the shoot took me back to all the amazing Avedon shoots we worked on together. It was such a special treat watching Kaia walk in her mother's footsteps!'
With Kaia already such a natural in front of the camera so young, we expect great things from here in the future. Perhaps she’ll walk for the Versace runway show for Spring/Summer 2020? We wait with baited breath. What a lucky girl she is to have a pro catwalker as a mum to show her the ropes!