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.
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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..
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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.
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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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