Carine Roitfeld Found Some Well-Bred Cool Kids

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Alexander and Aila Wang in <i>CR Fashion Book</i>'s latest issue.
Alexander and Aila Wang in CR Fashion Book’s latest issue. Photo: Michael Avedon

America loves the allure of a blue-blooded family dynasty: Think Hearsts, Kennedys. But what about their kids and grandkids? Carine Roitfeld found 13 of them for a new spread in CR Fashion Book’s eighth issue, inviting 25-year-old Michael Avedon (yes, Richard Avedon’s photographer grandson) to shoot a cast of models who were all born into legendary or now-famous American families: including Kick Kennedy, Barbara Pierce Bush, Daisy Clementine, Lucky Blue Smith, and his own brothers.

While it would seem tough to live up to legacies like your father’s billion-dollar hedge fund (in the case of model-actor siblings Will and Nicola Peltz) or publishing empire (Amanda Hearst), these well-bred cool kids seem to be doing just fine. All under 35, they’re forging new career paths on their own: Take Magic Johnson’s 23-year-old reality-star son EJ, who’s publishing a self-help fashion guide; or Alexander Wang’s 6-year-old niece Aila, who’s wearing a Wang pole-dancer beanie. Just your average American kids! Click ahead to see all of Avedon’s portraits, shared exclusively with the Cut. CR Fashion Book’s latest issue is on newsstands now.

Photo: Michael Avedon

EJ Johnson, Amanda Hearst

Reality star and animal activist.

Photo: Michael Avedon

Will Peltz, Nicola Peltz

Actors.

Photo: Michael Avedon

Alexander Wang, Aila Wang

Designer and muse.

Photo: Michael Avedon

Matthew, Michael, and William Avedon

Artistic heirs.

Photo: Michael Avedon

Barbara Pierce Bush, Daisy Clementine Smith, Lucky Blue Smith

Health advocate and model siblings.

Photo: Michael Avedon

Kick Kennedy

Artist and environmentalist.

Carine Roitfeld Found Some Well-Bred Cool Kids