Jan. 16, 2021 – The model mum called herself “so emotional” when the teen made her catwalk debut for Miu Miu back in October, days after she turned 18. And throughout lockdown Kate has been helping her only child forge ahead in the modelling world, from covering this month’s British Vogue to shooting campaigns for Fendi.

But while the 46-year-old is clearly hoping Lila Grace follows in her footsteps professionally, she will surely hope she does not follow her lead away from the catwalk. From being talent spotted at just 14, to leading the model pack as the face of heroin chic, to that infamous cocaine scandal, she has enjoyed a life full of rock ‘n roll worthy excess.

Croydon-born Kate was just 14 when she was scouted by Storm Model’s founder Sarah Doukas at JFK airport in New York as her family jetted home from a holiday to the Bahamas. At 5ft7 Kate was initially considered too short for catwalk work, with Amazonian curves dominating the catwalks of the late 80s. However she stuck with it – and trends changed.



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