Kimora Lee Simmons has been a part of many New York Fashion Week (NYFW) events, but this season’s occasion was probably the most significant. The fashion mogul’s daughter, Ming Lee Simmons, made her official NYFW modeling debut earlier this week and Kimora was definitely the doting parent.
Ming modeled some of the latest styles from her mom’s brand all while Kimora gave fans a look at her oldest daughter’s preparation backstage. “That’s my BABY,” Kimora shared along with a video clip of Ming posing for photographers before taking on the catwalk. “Look at @mingleesimmons working my #kimoraleesimmonsSS18 collection,” she wrote. “So proud of you, baby.”
There is much for Kimora to take joy in as Ming follows in mom’s incredible footsteps. The teen tells Refinery29 that both her appearance and demeanor match her famous mom. “People always tell me that I look like her but also I act like her in my mannerisms,” the young star shares. “People see me out of the corner of their eye and they’ll be like, ‘Oh my god, I thought you were Kimora.’ I’m like, I don’t know if that’s good or bad, but as I’m getting older, I think it’s a really nice compliment.”
Kimora has worked hard to bring more diversity to the fashion industry. “I’m a melting pot of many different cultures and so are my kids,” she shares with Huffington Post. “From African, born in West Africa all the way to German, African American, and Asian. I would be doing a disservice to my family and my kids who sit at the dinner table with me to not embrace that.”
Kimora goes on to tell media, “I always make deals and sign contracts with [diversity] in mind and everyone around me embraces that. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes and I don’t mind curves. We can’t just have only the blonde hair, blue eyed girl and not to take anything away from her she’s beautiful, but it’s 100 other beautiful girls out there from different backgrounds.”
Kimora Lee Simmons’ latest designs definitely celebrate differences in style preferences with clothing for a day in the office as well as a night out in town. Stay tuned for more Kimora and Ming Lee Simmons fashion news!
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