The Mother-Daughter Moment You Might Have Missed At The Celeb-Packed Off-White Show

Serena Williams was also on the catwalk.

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by Natalie Hammond |

Yesterday in Paris, the old and new guard of supermodels gathered to pay tribute to Virgil Abloh, the founder and creative director of Off-White. Because as well as Cindy Crawford, one of the original 'Supers', Kaia Gerber, her daughter and one of today's hottest 'walkers', also appeared.

Cindy Crawford at Off-White
Cindy Crawford at Off-White ©Getty

And while this mother-daughter duo has made many a red carpet appearance together, we're pretty sure this is the first time they've appeared on the same catwalk (one wearing a blazer and ball gown; the other a tee and minidress).

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Kaia Gerber at Off-White ©Getty

The collection - Spaceship Earth: An "Imaginary Experience" - was an homage to the genius of Abloh, who was as famous for his vision as he was for his kindness, and featured the kind of clothes (breathtakingly inventive) that had his handwriting all over them. Kendall Jenner - still sporting red hair after its debut at Prada - wore a minuscule sequinned frock with the words, 'LITTLE BLACK DRESS', emblazoned on its side.

Serena Williams at Off-White
Serena Williams at Off-White ©Getty

Naomi Campbell looked spectacular in a tuxedo jacket, velvet trousers and a crystal necklace that spilled over her bare skin.

Naomi Campbell at Off-White
Naomi Campbell at Off-White ©Getty

Gigi Hadid wore an outfit that was typical of the designer's sense of fun: a ball gown skirt paired with a giant baseball cap. (All the models, incidentally, walked with phones, sunglasses or drinks cans in their hands; Bella Hadid wore trainers but carried a pair of heels.)

Kendall Jenner at Off-White
Kendall Jenner at Off-White ©Getty

Karen Elson, Amber Valletta and Helena Christensen - models who have been walking for decades and who always bring a certain magic - appeared, as did (wait for it) the one and only Serena Williams, who collaborated with the late designer on a grand slam collection of tennis outfits with Nike. And then there was the front row, a starry constellation that included Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Pharrell Williams, Olivier Rousteing and Carla Bruni.

Gigi Hadid at Off-White
Gigi Hadid at Off-White ©Getty

Keep scrolling to see the great designer's most memorable fashion moments.


SEE: Virgil Abloh's Most Memorable Fashion Moments

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Hailey Bieber's wedding dress was a masterpiece in marrying the old and new from Abloh. The veil - embroidered with the words 'Till Death Do Us Part' - had his handwriting all over it. Posting yesterday on Instagram, Bieber made the following tribute: 'Virgil completely changed the way I looked at street style and fashion, the way he looked at things inspired me deeply. I will never be able to fully express how grateful I am to have known him and worked with him, from walking on his runways to having him design my wedding dress and all the other amazing moments in between, I felt he was always rooting for me.'

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Off-White's accessories quickly achieved cult status on the street style circuit, especially the brand's wraparound seatbelt belt.

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Abloh's pool of inspiration was famously prolific. At Louis Vuitton, he drew from his own Ghanian heritage, telling his family history through the clothes. Speaking to Vogue, Abloh said: 'When I grew up, my father wore Kente cloth, with nothing beneath it, to family weddings, funerals, graduations. When he went to an American wedding, he wore a suit. I merged those two together, celebrating my Ghanaian culture.' For Off-White SS18, Abloh was inspired by Princess Diana, sending cycling shorts, white shirts and polka dots down the catwalk.

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Abloh was a streetwear genius, but proved how the genre could blend with its polar opposite - eveningwear - time and time again at Off-White. This shirt dress, complete with a boned hoop skirt, was a case in point on Alek Wek.

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Almost every tastemaker has a pair of Off-White x Nike Air Jordans (Roger Federer's a fan).

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Men often get the thin end of the wedge on the red carpet. Thanks to Abloh's Louis Vuitton, however, they can now claim equal peacock rights to women. Jeremy Pope's hot pink suit at this year's Tony Awards - finished with a power polo neck - was the best look of the evening. Also see: Timothee Chalamet's harness (major), and John Boyega at the Critics' Choice Awards.

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CREDIT: Louis Vuitton

Abloh had an energy for collaborating with fellow creatives, and elevating their work, like no other. For Louis Vuitton AW21, he worked with spoken word artist Kai Isaiah Jamal, who posted a tribute to the designer on their Instagram, which included the phrase: 'He was an ocean of the most beautiful things.'

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Serena Williams, the ultimate tennis titan, wore several custom on-court outfits by Abloh.

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