Ellery was asked to walk in Raf Simons' February 2018 show but his musician father Ben Harper voted against it
On Tuesday evening, the Big Little Lies star, 51, was front and center at Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein show during which her 17-year-old son Ellery Walker Harper made his runway debut.
“Always a privilege to witness Raf Simons’ genius for Calvin Klein especially when I am the proudest mama witnessing my son walk for him,” Dern said on Instagram Wednesday.
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Ellery’s debut comes seven months after he was first asked to walk in Simons’ show.
The designer requested the teenager to model in his February 2018 show but his musician father had voted against it.
“He originally asked me to walk. But my dad had different opinions,” Ellery told Women’s Wear Daily at the time.
“Ellery has a great love of Raf,” added Dern, who attended the show with her eldest child.
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At Tuesday’s show, Dern had her own cheering squad as she sat in between rapper ASAP Rocky and Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie. Also in attendance were Saoirse Ronan, Rami Malek, Naomi Campbell and Jeff Goldblum.
Ellery is not the first model with a famous parent to make their debut in a Calvin Klein show! At last year’s NYFW presentation, Kaia Gerber, whose mom is supermodel Cindy Crawford, made her catwalk debut.
And on Tuesday, another celebrity child surprised everyone by hitting the runway.