"Congrats To My Baby"

Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons’ daughter, Aoki Lee Simmons, walked her first Paris Couture show this past weekend. Kimora took to Instagram to celebrate her daughter’s latest accomplishment.


“Congrats to my baby @aokileesimmons,” Kimora exclaimed. “At 18 She’s doing her 1st Paris Couture show,” the celebrity mom shared. “@pyermoss (Notwithstanding the countless runways she’s been on since birth!) break a leg baby girl! We are all so proud of you for pursuing your dreams so boldly! Do your THING! AND YESS, of course, mama’s crying!! Cheers!”

Russell Simmons wrote, “I’m so proud of @aokileesimmons. She is following her dreams. Parents, you cannot dream for your kids. Allow them to choose what inspires them.”

“I’m pretty sure most people would prefer that their daughter focus primarily on her Harvard education over her fashion career. but I’m thrilled that she is choosing her path and enjoying it. Anyway, I’m not the driver. I’m here for the ride and to support her efforts. Thank you @kerbito. for including my baby in your fashion show.”

Kerby Jean-Raymond’s show was moved to Saturday (July 10) due to weather conditions that impeded the designer’s vision. “The energy ain’t it,” Jean-Raymond told his social media fans two days before the big event. “I have a better idea,” the creative shared. “For now, we gonna go party and dance in the rain.”

Aoki told Kerby Jean-Raymond that she was “here” for the postponing. The young adult brought all her fierceness to the runway on Saturday.

“So blessed that I got the opportunity to do this,” Aoki told her social media fans after the fashion show ended. “Can’t wait to improve upon this,” the youngster exclaimed. “Thank you to everyone who gave me tips @kimoraleesimmons most of all,” Aoki wrote to her mom. “The other models were so incredibly kind sharing their wealth of experience with a newbie like me! It was such a supportive Black sisterhood-type environment backstage. So much love.”

Aoki Lee Simmons is the youngest of Kimora Lee Simmons and Russell Simmons’ two kids. Kimora has four kids – Aoki, Ming, Kenzo, and Wolfe – in all.

Photo: Pyer Moss by Kerby Jean-Raymond



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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