While Kaia Gerber is only 16, she has graced some of the most famous runways in the world representing luxe brands. With a mother like Cindy Crawford, one of the most famous models in the world, Gerber has not dealt with the pressure of carrying on the legacy but started making her own at a very young age.
The mother and daughter have an unmistakable resemblance, which became very clear when they happened to post pics of themselves modeling similar outfits to their Instagram accounts just 12 days apart. It was unclear if it was their intention to pose in such similar fashion or if it was just a pure coincidence. Whatever the case, it’s an amazing example of how similar they really look.
Gerber posted a photo on August 6 of herself wearing a formal suit with no shirt underneath. The suit was a totally fabulous, black with silver glitter that looked like zebra-print. The jacket was buttoned very low, leaving the rest of her exposed in a chic way. Kaia mentioned that it was a photo for Love Magazine in the captions.
And just 12 days later on August 18, Kaia’s mom Cindy posted her own photo on Instagram, wearing a black suit with glittery pinstripes and matching pants. She put her right hand on her head, while her left hand hovered over her belly button. The suit was unbuttoned all the way, and the right side of her face is totally obscured by her flowing hair.
Cindy’s photo too was for a magazine, Tatler. What are the chances of that? Although the mom and daughter happened to share the photos around the same time, the actual photoshoots could have happened anytime. Perhaps the photographer or art director for one of the magazines did this on purpose, but then again it could have been purely coincidental.
But one thing’s for sure, and that’s the undeniable resemblance between the two. Of course, Kaia doesn’t have the iconic mole above her lip like Cindy, but the two have a very similar facial structure. Looking at Kaia can be a lot like seeing a young Crawford.
When Kaia turned 16, her mom explained why she let her start her modeling career as soon as it was legal to do so, detailed Vogue UK.
“In some ways, I wish I could have pushed it off a year or two… But she’s 16. That’s how old I was when I started, which is young, but in fashion that’s kind of the normal age when people start.”
And while the modeling industry is unbelievably cut-throat and competitive, Kaia certainly had a great mentor as she embarked on her journey. And so far, it looks like the young model is on a trajectory to achieve plenty of success.