Hilary Duff, Julia Roberts & More Celeb Moms Who Are Saving Their Iconic Clothes for Their Kids
“Oh, I’ve been [saving clothing] for like 10 years!” Duff told PEOPLE before the birth of her daughter. “And I’ve been doing that having no idea I was going to have a girl. I think I knew at some point I was going to have a girl and just saved a lot of cool stuff.”
There’s one in piece in particular she knows she’ll pass along. “I have this really cool Dries van Noten pearl bib thing that I bought a couple years ago,” she said. And there’s more where that came from. “[It’s] things like that that I probably spent too much money on but I really enjoyed, and maybe I am not enjoying right now, but I think that in 10 years it will be cool for her.”
The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star chatted exclusively with PEOPLE, revealing that her wardrobe is an open book when it comes to her middle child, Penelope.
“I just wore this little black Dolce & Gabbana dress in Italy and I posted a photo — I was with Domenico Dolce — and I saved that dress for her,” said Kardashian. “I was like, ‘She needs to have this someday.’ ”
“I save things all the time and she always tells me, ‘Can I have this? Can I have this?’ And I’m like, ‘What’s mine is yours,’ ” the reality star explained. “She likes to wear my bags a lot and I love mini bags, so I take a lot of her bags too.”
"It's funny because [husband Russell Wilson] said just the other day, 'You should save some of these cool shoes for her.' And I was like, 'That is actually a really good idea,'" the singer told PeopleStyle of the pieces she's holding for her daughter, Sienna. "I was always saving them in general because I think what better way than like, twenty years from now to pull out some vintage heels or sneakers or boots. But now it is cool because she will be able to have all of this cool fashion that I pass down to her."
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The Divorce star told PEOPLE that she's not too attached when it comes to her wardrobe and saving pieces for her kids: twins Tabitha Hodge and Marion Loretta Elwell, plus son James Wilkie.
“I expect that at some point I will give them my shoes and my concern is that they’re gonna be taller than me and they’re gonna fit the shoes at the wrong time,” she said. “They’ll do with them what they want — they can give them away, share them with friends, sell them, have a stoop sale, whatever they want.”
Parker added: “I think things that I saved are obviously sentimental professionally or personally and they can do duke it out and figure that out.”
Even decades after Shields’ iconic Calvin Klein ad campaign, nothing has come between the star and “her Calvins” — because they're stored safely in her basement! "I have an entire basement filled with archive pieces I’ll no longer wear,” she told PEOPLE at the launch of her new QVC line, Brooke Shields Timeless. “I have my original Calvins. I have the outfit that I wore to Studio 54.”
She also said a lot of pieces are “stunningly beautiful” and they’re all going to her two daughters, Rowan and Grier. “The interesting thing is that my two girls have completely different aesthetics. One of them is going to want to wear them, the other is not, and they’ll figure it out and they can do with them what they want.”
Her daughters with husband Adam Levine, Dusty Rose and Gio Grace, may only be tots, but the runway pro is already starting to put aside some of her modeling clothes for their children, including her wedding dress, vintage Gucci and Tom Ford dresses and Victoria's Secret robes. “I think I started keeping all the backstage VS robes for [Dusty], and thought it’s such a cool thing,” she told PEOPLE. “Like, ‘Look, Dusty, your mom walked in 10 Victoria’s Secret shows! Wow!’ ”
The daughter of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan, Everly, will grow up to inherit some red carpet-ready outfits, courtesy of her famous mom. She's hanging onto some of her most sentimental items in case Everly wants them one day. "Obviously my wedding dress," she said. "I have the Oscars dress that I wore when I was pregnant. I have my tour jacket from when I was on tour with Janet Jackson that I kept. I have a couple of articles of clothing I wore on different TV shows like Supergirl. She might not want them but she can have them."
If North West ever gets her hands on an invitation to the Met Gala (and based on the way her life has gone so far, it's safe to expect she'll score an invite before she turns 18), she'll have the option to take advantage of the ultimate throwback: wearing one of mom Kim's former Met Gala gowns.
“Everything I have is for her, and she’ll look at it and say, ‘Can I wear that one day?’ and I’m like, ‘Yes, you can,’ and she’ll say, ‘Okay, I’m gonna go eat my vegetables, but I’ll be back and be big,' " Kardashian told PEOPLE. And if North wants to do her own thing at the Met Gala, Kardashian has another use for her old gowns: "Maybe she’ll want to wear one to prom."
More than 15 years after she took home the Oscar for Erin Brockovich, the black-and-white Valentino gown Roberts wore on the night she collected her award remains her most iconic look. The actress told PEOPLE it's the outfit that "gets the most commentary back to me." And she still has it sitting in a box underneath her bed in case her daughter, Hazel, ever decides to wear it. “I have this little space in my house that my husband refers to as the heritage collection," she said. "Things I go, ‘I can’t get rid of [this], what about Hazel? I say, ‘Well, maybe she’ll want it.’ So I keep keeping things.”
When your mom is a super-famous supermodel, you can only hope she has the foresight to keep her outfits on hand for you when you get older. And from a young age, Moss' daughter Lila knew she wanted to shop her mom's closet one day. In 2008, Moss told Interview magazine that she uses her old clothes as "blackmail" for her "fashion freak" daughter, telling her that she needs to finish her meals so she'll grow big enough to fit into mom's designer clothes.
Simpson admits she's a bit of clothes hoarder. She still has her prom dresses and the outfits she wore in music videos and in movies (yes, including those Daisy Dukes from The Dukes of Hazzard.) And while part of the reason is so her daughter, Maxwell, can wear them one day, she also holds onto these items as personal mementos. "I’m a keeper for my daughter. All I want to do is keep everything,” she told PEOPLE. "And everybody is like ‘Throw it out, throw it out.’ But I’m like, ‘No, it’s so important, this is the moment one guy gave me a rose…’ I have a lot of memories. I keep memories. The clothes are memories."
As the only daughter of Queen Goop herself, Apple Martin has oodles of stylish goodies to go through once she gets older. And luckily for her, Paltrow's been planning for Apple's eventual inheritance since before she was born. “What’s funny is I’ve been saving my gowns and special things since 12 years before she was born, so I have everything,” Paltrow told PeopleStyle. “I have every Oscar dress.” Paltrow even suggested: “Maybe she’ll wear it to prom and do a Pretty in Pink thing and resew it and cut it up," before rethinking it and saying, "I don’t know if I’d let her chop that one up." We wouldn't either, Gwyn.
Crawford's daughter, model Kaia Gerber, isn't waiting until she's all grown up to raid her mom's closet. The supermodel shared a shot of Gerber, then 13, wearing a gray sweatshirt with Mama Crawford's name printed on it with the Instagram caption: "When your daughter steals your clothes." Hey, we can't say we blame her!
When Christie Brinkley does a closet purge, her daughter Alexa Ray Joel is the first one to pick up her castoffs. "She has the best jewelry collection from around the world," Joel told Page Six. "Whenever she cleans out her closet, it’s my lucky day." But it isn't just when Brinkley cleans out her closet that Joel takes advantage of her mother's stash. Joel says the mother-daughter duo "share a lot."