Leni Klum and her father Seal turned the red carpet into a family affair in a rare public appearance on Wednesday.
Klum and Seal took to the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere of the Netflix movie “The Harder They Fall”,the next western drama starring Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors and Regina King (airing November 3). The film is written, produced and directed by Jeymes Samuel, Seal’s brother.
The premiere, which took place at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, also featured appearances from top stars such as Jay-Z, Kelly Rowland, Winnie Harlow and Taraji P. Henson.
The father-daughter duo even coordinated their outfits, with Klum wearing a black Dolce & Gabbana dress, accented with a layer of dark crystals, and Seal donning a matching black suit. Klum shared a photo of the two from the event to his Instagram Story on Thursday.
Seal shares his teenage daughter with his mother Heidi Klum. The model gave birth to her daughter, whom she raised with Seal before the two tied the knot in 2005, after separating from Italian businessman Flavio Briatore. The British musician then adopted the 17-year-old girl, and she took her last name.
Before Wednesday, Klum and Seal’s last public appearance was in 2008, during a family outing to The Grove in Los Angeles, according to Popsugar.
“Kiss from a Rose” singer and HeidiKlum, who ended their relationship in 2014, also shares three other children: daughter Lou and sons Henry and Johan.
Following in her mother’s footsteps, Klum made her modeling debut earlier this year, posing for the January / February 2021 issue of Vogue Germany alongside her mother. The 17-year-old model also appeared in a Venice runway show for Dolce & Gabbana in August, wearing a bright blue satin ensemble topped with a sequined crown. Klum previously told Vogue Germany that “it was only a matter of time” before she followed her mother’s example.
“The first (model) offer came when I was only 12 or 13 from a brand I loved to wear, Brandy Melville,” said the teenage model. “At that time, I begged my mother, but no luck. Now I understand that it would have been too soon.”
Her mother said she had become more open to the idea of her older child girl entering the modeling industry once she turns 16: “If you are allowed to drive a car, you can also have an official Instagram account and show your face,” she told the magazine at the time.
“Obviously, as a mother, (I want my) child to do what she wants to do,” added Heidi Klum. “The industry is great and I love it, and I’ve been in it for over 20 years, but it’s… a lot of travel – it’s different. You have to be a strong person, especially as a woman, you must be very strong. ”
Contributing: Jenna Ryu, Cydney Henderson, Charles Trépany