Today, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore return to our lives after a nearly decade-long absence, bringing with them a like-mother-like-daughter sensibility that fits comfortably within the company of generational doppelgängers currently dominating the style scene.
When it comes to the Gilmore Girls, it’s the pair’s shared idiosyncrasies—accelerated quips, enviable manes, pop-culture prowess—that hold the viewer’s gaze, reminding us that the most memorable mother-daughter duos mirror each other’s best traits.
Think Georgia May Jagger, who carries herself with the bohemian grace of mother Jerry Hall, or Tali Lennox, who embraces mother Annie’s characteristic quirk with a glossing of contemporary polish.
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The term It girl is relatively nondescript, implying a certain elusive style and charisma that you either have . . . or you don’t. But there’s a specific through-line to the latest crop of fresh faces dominating our Instagram feeds.
These genre-straddling beauties—who seem as comfortable on the big screen as they do in front of the camera, thanks to strong roots in Hollywood and fashion—have “It” in their DNA.
Likewise, model Anna Cleveland’s breakout fall season recalls her supermodel mother Pat Cleveland’s own ’70s catwalk supremacy;
you can’t look at Kaia Gerber without seeing mom Cindy Crawford’s face at the beginning of her own career; and YSL Beauty muse Zoë Kravitzhas mom Lisa Bonet’s cool cred and insane bone structure in equal measure. These nine mother-daughter duos prove that je ne sais quoi is all in the family.