Winning the genetic jackpot is one thing. Knowing what to do with it is another. These 12 fresh faces are quickly making their mark in the high fashion world—so much so, that the fact that Mom and Dad are famous is just an afterthought.
1. Dakota Johnson
Famous parent(s): Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson
Her career absolutely blew up after taking on the role of Anastasia Steele in the much-anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Johnson signed with IMG back in 2006, and has a slew of films coming out in 2016, including How To Be Single alongside Rebel Wilson.
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2. Dree Hemingway
Famous parent(s): Mariel Hemingway (Ernest is her great-grandfather)
Aside from being quite the It Girl and enjoying a budding film career, Hemingway has walked the runway for Givenchy, Karl Lagerfeld, Calvin Klein, and Chanel. She has also appeared in campaigns for Salvatore Ferragamo, Gianfranco Ferré, Gucci, H&M, Chanel, and Jean Paul Gaultier. Her most recent film effort as released this year, and was titled Starlet.
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3. Dylan Brosnan
Famous parent(s): Pierce Brosnan
Dylan is the latest face of Saint Laurent, looking quite debonair in a series of photos for the label shot by designer Hedi Slimane himself. His most recent addition to the resume is as the face of Burberrys new campaign.
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4. Dylan Penn
Famous parent(s): Sean Penn and Robin Wright
Penn just signed with Premiere Models, which boasts Chloe Nørgaard and Tallulah Harlech on its roster. She received a lot of attention for appearing pantsless alongside Poppy Delevigne in the short film Rock Roll Ride for shoes designer Stuart Weitzman. She also recently appeared on the pages of ELLE magazine.
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5. Gigi Hadid
Famous parent(s): Yolanda Foster and Mohamed Hadid
Long before Mom was taking her reality spin on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Hadid stepped into the modelling spotlight with a little help from Paul Marciano at age 2! She has since fronted several campaigns for Guess and even nabbed a spot in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. She recently scored a position on the coveted Victoria’s Secret runway.
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6. Georgia May Jagger
Famous parent(s): Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall
Since signing with Independent Models in 2008, Jagger has lent her gorgeous face (and signature smile) to Chanel, H&M, Miu Miu, Versace, and Vivienne Westwood. Plus, you've probably seen her on a small screen near you in any one of her Rimmel London commercials.
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7. Ireland Baldwin
Famous parent(s): Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger
The 6'2" beauty signed with IMG in 2013 and has steadily appeared in some of the industry's top publications since then—including W Magazine, Vanity Fair and Elle.
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8. Julia Restoin Roitfeld
Famous parent(s): Carine Roitfeld
As the eldest child of former French Vogue Editor, Carine Roitfeld, she undoubtedly grew up surrounded by fashion. Now she stars in shoots for Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli and Sisley as well as serving as an art director and graphic designer for brands Rock & Republic and Miu Miu.
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9. Kaia Gerber
Famous parent(s): Cindy Crawford
Looking like a carbon copy of mom has its perks—but it still takes some serious confidence to be the face of Versace's kids line at just 10 years old. She also has over 450,000 followers on Instagram and a Vogue cover to her name.
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10. Kendall Jenner
Famous parent(s): Kris and Bruce Jenner (not to mention her affiliation with the Kardashian empire)
If there was any notion that the teen was riding on the tails of the Kardashian reality train, she blew it out of the water when she made her debut on the Marc Jacobs runway this past fashion month for a stunned audience. For good measure, she followed up with stints at Givenchy, and, oh, Chanel. She is now a fixture on the high fashion runways, and develops a line of clothing for Nordstrom with her sister Kylie.
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11. Riley Keough
Famous parent(s): Lisa Marie Presley and Danny Keough
In addition to a buzzing film career, Elvis' eldest grandchild appeared in a short film for Miu Miu and is an ambassador for Australian brand Bonds. She starred across from Kristen Stewart in the biographical drama The Runaways in 2010 and more recently in Mad Max: Fury Road.
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12. Romeo Beckham
Famous parent(s): Victoria and David Beckham
His older brother may have just made his modelling debut, but Romeo stepped into the fashion limelight when he appeared in a campaign for Burberry in 2012 and appears to be following in his Mom’s footsteps towards a career in fashion, not football.
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