Fashion Designer Dads

From Ralph Lauren to the Rag & Bone fellas, some of the industry's top talents are also doting dads.

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This Father's Day we're looking to some of fashion's poshest papas who raise their rugrats in between designing, running their businesses and staging fashion shows. Rag & Bone's David Neville (left) has two kiddos, Dash & Grey, with Revlon's creative director, Gucci Westman. His partner Marcus Wainwright welcomed a baby girl the morning of their Fall 2012 show.
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The world may know him better as "Jack," but Andy Spade helped turn his wife Kate's handbag business into an international phenomenon. Their 7-year-old daughter, Frances Beatrix, is sure to inherit her parents' good taste.
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Mickey Drexler may not be a designer, but having transformed J.Crew into a successful American mega-brand, he's one of fashion's most powerful fathers in our book. Indeed, Gap Kids—one of his most successful innovations during his Gap era—was partly inspired by his two children.
Like father, like son: Garrett Leight—the son of Larry Leight (pictured), who founded upscale eyewear company Oliver Peoples—has gone on to launch his own eponymous collection of luxury sunglasses..
CFDA menswear winner Billy Reid splits his time between New York City and a little town in Alabama where he lives with his three (no doubt impeccably dressed) children: Abigail, Walton and Madeleine.
At a recent lecture at the French Institute, designer Reed Krakoff's daughter Lilly asked her father to name his favorite design (to which he replied "the Boxer Bag"—but of course!).
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In addition to fathering American sportswear as we know it, Ralph Lauren has fathered quite a few offspring too. Here, the designer stands in his new Madison Avenue women's boutique with sons Andrew and David, wife Ricky, and daughter Dylan.
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Ally Hilfiger followed in her father's fashion footsteps with NAHM, her collection of dreamy shirt dresses co-designed with Nary Manivong. Here, she strikes a pose at the CFDA Awards with father Tommy and the always gorgeous Dee Hilfiger.
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John Varvatos put a rock 'n' roll lifestyle on hold when he welcomed a new daughter, Thea, in 2009. No doubt the little lady will grow up with an appreciation for shredded cotton tees and tapered denim.
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Calvin Klein Kids was one of the first designer labels to make a dent in the kids market in the '90s. Of course, Klein couldn't have asked for a better muse than his own stylish daughter, Marci.
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New York designer Adam Kimmel found his female fashion counterpart in actress Leelee Sobieski, who gave birth to their baby girl, Louisianna Ray, in 2009.
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Okay, he may not be a designer, but fashion owes Paul McCartney a debt of gratitude not only for his Beatles-era bowl cut, but for fathering the mega-talent, Stella McCartney.
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