Seeing celebrities’ children modeling on runways isn’t exactly a shocker these days (we’ve got Kaia Gerber, Lily-Rose Depp, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and the list goes on and on), but that doesn’t make newcomers any less exciting to see. The catwalker du jour? Laura Dern’s 17-year-old son, Ellery Walker Harper.
Harper walked in Calvin Klein’s New York Fashion Week show on Tuesday night, and his proud mom had a front row seat. This modeling début has been a long time coming. Originally, Calvin Klein’s designer Raf Simons wanted Harper to walk last show, but his parents were not sold on the idea.
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“We’re just here at the Calvin show,” Dern told WWD last year. “Really I’m attending with Ellery, who has a great love of Raf and is an invited guest of Raf – they have a beautiful connection.”
“He originally asked me to walk,” Harper said. “But my dad had different opinions.”
“He wanted him to wait a little bit more,” Dern said.
“So I’m just here, spectating this,” Harper added.
Clearly, a new season made all the difference.