Apple Martin appeared to fulfill a famous designer’s prophecy this week as she made her Paris Fashion Week debut.
Martin, daughter of Oscar-winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay singer Chris Martin, joined a host of stars at Chanel’s Haute Couture spring/summer 2023 show on Monday.
The 18-year-old bore a striking resemblance to her famous mum in a black and white Chanel jacket and mini dress. She sat in the front row with actors Lucy Boynton and Sadie Sink.
Reportedly also in attendance: director Baz Luhrmann, whose latest film, “Elvis,” himself received eight Oscar nominations the next day.
Journalist Derek Blasberg shared a few behind-the-scenes photos showing Martin happily posing with Boynton and Sink and later enjoying an intimate dinner on Instagram. In the accompanying caption, Blasberg noted that legendary Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld, who died in 2019, had recognized Martin’s sense of style early on.
“Karl Lagerfeld met Apple Martin when she was 4 years old and declared that one day she wanted to be a Chanel girl,” he wrote. “It happened today!”
Blasberg’s photos got a ton of compliments from some of his famous friends, as well as a playful correction from Paltrow.
“Actually, she was THE ONE,” the “Shakespeare in Love” and “Royal Tenenbaums” actor said in a comment.
Predictably, Martin’s presence at the show prompted a number of media outlets to once again reignite the debate about so-called nepotism babies. The busy term, often shortened to “nepo babies”, has been used to describe pejoratively children born to rich, powerful or famous families, especially those who go on to enjoy success in a field, as one of their relatives also worked in.
Compared to many of her contemporaries, however, Martin has mostly avoided the spotlight: Paltrow recently confirmed that her daughter started college last fall, but she hasn’t specified which school she’ll attend or her major.
With the 2023 Met Gala planned as a tribute to Lagerfeld’s work, only time will tell if Martin will once again fulfill his apparent destiny by attending the high-profile event in May.