Maternal Knowledge From Maria Grazia Chiuri, the Missonis, And Extra

What daughter hasn’t raided her mother’s closet ultimately? Clomping throughout the house in a pair of too-enormous extreme heels is nearly a sartorial ceremony of passage. Nonetheless what if said mother happens to be the creative director of a first-rate European model residence? “I all the time felt she was as quickly as drawn to it, nevertheless she was as quickly as timid to enact one factor in model as a result of I was as quickly as already within the self-discipline,” says Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri of her daughter Rachele Regini, who joined her on the residence in 2017. “She wished to put herself on her possess. I respect that and I comprise it’s part of the exercise of rising up, nevertheless I’m very joyful to comprise her by my facet.”

Different mom-daughter pairs, corresponding to Rebecca Henry and Akua Shabaka of Apartment of Aama, comprise constructed their manufacturers collectively from the bottom up. “My mother has all the time had a unusual sense of vogue,” Shabaka says. “She handed down heirlooms that I now put on assuredly”—which geared up a leaping-off level for the speed. Each duos, and three different fashionable pairings, voice how they strike that elusive steadiness between their non-public and educated lives, below.

Maria Grazia Chiuri of Dior & Rachele Regini

Maria Grazia Chiuri (prime) and Rachele Regini

Ines Manai

“It wasn’t until I accomplished my MA in 2019 that I noticed I might most potential work in model in a design that built-in my interest in gender experiences and feminism. That was as quickly as little question a turning level for me,” says Regini, who now serves as a cultural adviser to the house the place her mother has been creative director since 2016. She admits to assuredly swiping objects from Chiuri’s closet, and shares Mom’s affinity for unlit eyeliner, although she attracts the road at Uggs, which Chiuri “wears assuredly throughout the house, even in summer season!” By design of labor, Regini prefers to swap off after-hours, whereas Chiuri, per Regini, “by no means stops working.” Says Chiuri, “We’re a pleasant personnel, nevertheless we each wish to improve at celebrating rather than dashing to the subsequent job!”

Rebecca Henry of Apartment of Aama & Akua Shabaka

Akua Shabaka (left) and Rebecca Henry in Los Angeles


Although their non-public varieties comprise since diverged—with Henry describing her daughter as “retro and funky” and Shabaka calling her mother “sporty, traditional, and fashionable”—the two aged to sport matching attire made by a tailor in Ghana. “We favored carrying them round city,” Shabaka says. Now that they produce their possess classic-impressed designs collectively, “we’ve attain to grab the place our strengths lie, so we’re able to allocate job duties accordingly,” Henry says. Whereas each females assemble and contribute to the creative route for the ticket, she supplies, “I proceed the scheduling and planning to Akua.” Their favorite Mom’s Day custom: a “queen for the day” brunch for Henry’s mother, whole with a selfmade crown, “so we’re able to journey her matriarchal station.”

Silvia Tcherassi & Sofia Espinosa Tcherassi

Sofia Espinosa Tcherassi (left) and Silvia Tcherassi on the Bowery Lodge in Contemporary York


Sofia Espinosa Tcherassi as of late joined her mother’s eponymous worth as director of ready-to-wear, fulfilling Silvia’s prediction that she would lastly be part of the family industrial. “Ever since she was as quickly as tiny, Sofia was as quickly as very creative and resourceful alongside along with her fingers,” Silvia says. “Every time she would search me working with supplies and mannequins, she would copy me by doing the identical alongside along with her dolls.” Silvia is moreover looking at for sharing her 34 years’ charge of journey alongside along with her daughter, who hopes to absorb her mother’s capacity to multitask, as a result of it’s “indispensable in working a design industrial.” The two comprise even begun twinning by design of their wardrobes: “When I was as quickly as youthful, we by no means matched our attire,” Sofia says. “Nonetheless now that I’m older, we take to put on matching prints from the collections.”

Angela Missoni & Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos

Angela Missoni (heart) with Teresa Maccapani Missoni (left) and Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos at Rosita Missoni’s residence in Sumirago, Italy


Margherita Maccapani Missoni Amos can easiest take cling of 1 occasion on which her mother, Angela Missoni, performed model police. “It was as quickly because the precept day of college, and I was as quickly as 14. I wanted to put on a sarong with a T-shirt that said ‘Anna F—ing Sui’ with velvet platform flip-flops. My mother concept it was as quickly as too worthy of an apparent title for consideration,” Margherita says. “She was as quickly as right.” This worth day, the two females are inclined to deal with sartorially on the identical web page, working alongside each different on the family knitwear industrial, regardless of the undeniable fact that Angela would handle to witness Margherita faucet into however another of her many talents. “She’s a tremendous author!” Angela says. “She may be the supreme specific particular person to jot down my mother [89-year-old Missoni cofounder Rosita]’s biography.”

Consuelo & Carolina Castiglioni of Opinion C

Consuelo (left) and Carolina Castiglioni at Consuelo’s residence in Milan

Bex Gunther

It’s been a pair of years since Marni founder Consuelo Castiglioni stepped help from the vogue residence she began in 1994, nevertheless her journey proved worthwhile when her daughter Carolina determined to have a look at in her footsteps to originate Opinion C in 2018. “My mother taught me to have a look at my possess route [and choose] what I handle, with out asking myself too many questions,” says Carolina, who has lengthy taken a cue from her mother’s “unconventional” vogue. “She all the time pushed me to now not discover the fashions of my technology.” Provides Consuelo: “She is extremely ravishing at mixing objects in her possess very non-public and sudden design.”

Charlotte & Bernadette de Geyer of Bernadette

Charlotte (left) and Bernadette de Geyter at Dwelling in Antwerp

Courtesy Bernadette de Geyter

“My mother wished me to put on a whole lot girly attire and skirts as a child, nevertheless I didn’t really feel joyful carrying them in any respect as a result of I went through a loyal tomboy period,” says Bernadette de Geyer. That half “has now totally lengthy gone away, clearly!” She now paints florals onto the silk attire she designs alongside along with her mother, Charlotte, a weak purchaser for Ralph Lauren. They’ve found their queer partnership prospers on verbal substitute. “We now wish to pay attention to each different,” says Bernadette. “Inside the tip one among us might be right, and now we want to admit it.”

Naomi Rougeau is ELLE’s senior model features editor.

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