- Melinda Gates, 59, and her youngest daughter were dressed for NYFW
- The pair were photographed looking glammed up prior to the Michael Kors show in Brooklyn’s Domino Park on Monday
- Gates’ youngest child, Phoebe Gates, 20, is a budding fashion industry entrepreneur, who is in the process of launching a fashion platform
Melinda Gates, 59, and her youngest daughter Phoebe, 20, looked every bit the part as they arrived Monday at the Michael Kors show during New York Fashion week.
As the mother-daughter-duo walked the pre-show carpet, they posed for several rounds of glammed-up photos side-by-side and solo.
Melinda wore a figuring hugging dark green dress, paired with a similarly-toned shrug, blocky black heels, loose curls and natural makeup as the two attended the show in Brooklyn’s Domino Park.
Phoebe, a student at Stanford University and an aspiring fashion entrepreneur herself, wore a plunging red dress, paired with strappy sandals, a red bag, bold red lips and dramatic side part for her jet-black hair.
It’s no surprise to see the youngest Gates child pop up at New York Fashion Week after several years in the revolving world of high fashion and fashion journalism.
In years past, Phoebe has attended shows and parties at Paris and New York Fashion Weeks. She also spent a summer interning for British Vogue.
Most recently, Phoebe is in the process of launching a sustainable fashion platform with her college roommate, called Phia, which she often promotes on her Instagram. She has more than 300,000 followers on the social-media platform.
Though the product is yet to be precisely defined, the pair of students have already landed coveted partnerships with top-tier designers focused on sustainability, like Stella McCartney.
Phoebe has previously described herself as a ‘reproductive rights activist’ and is studying Human Biology at school.
Phoebe is the youngest of three children from Melinda Gates’ marriage to Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Phoebe has a net worth of about $10million – much of it likely due to her wealthy parents.
Melinda Gates split from Bill two years ago, and she has a net worth of about $10billion. The mom-of-three and grandmother of one was looking confident and cool as she made her NYFW appearance on Monday.
While in New York, Melinda also may have stopped by to visit her eldest child, daughter Jennifer Gates, who gave birth to a baby girl earlier this year, less than two years after her beautiful upstate wedding to professional equestrian Nayel Nassar.
Earlier this year, it was reported that the pair moved into a $51million penthouse in lower Manhattan, previously owned by F1 star Lewis Hamilton.
The 8,900-square-foot apartment, which has 3,400 square feet of outdoor space, is the largest in a starry luxury apartment building at 443 Greenwich Street.
Hamilton sold it in 2021 after four years of ownership, thought he never moved in. It sold to a Seattle trust for slightly more than its $49.5 million list price.
Since their high-stakes split, Bill and Melinda have both reportedly been dating new partners.
Bill, 67, has been spotted numerous times with Paula Hurd, 60, the former wife of Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd, who passed away in October of 2019.
Melinda, who called her divorce from the software billionaire ‘unbelievably painful,’ has reportedly been seeing former Fox reporter Jon Du Pre, 63, since last year.
While they were still a couple, the Gates’ famously said they would try their best to deliver normal lives to their children, despite the extraordinary circumstances.
Bill previously announced that he was more interested in giving his children an education so they can make something of themselves. He vowed to give each of them a small amount of money, before passing the rest onto his eponymous foundation.
Gates said: ‘Our kids will receive a great education and some money, so they are never going to be poorly off, but they’ll go out and have their own career.
‘It’s not a favor to kids to have them have huge sums of wealth. It distorts anything they might do, creating their own path.’
The exes may have tried to raise their kids as modestly as possible, but their living situation was far from humble – the family grew up in a $131 million mansion in Medina, Washington, that came complete with seven bathrooms, 24 bathrooms, and six kitchens, as well as its own man-made beach, at-home movie theater, gym, and trampoline room.
The property, worth an estimated $131 million, is nicknamed ‘Xanadu 2.0,’ a reference to the fictional estate in the movie ‘Citizen Kane.’