Kate Moss’s daughter, Lila Moss, is rising in the fashion industry—and she’s doing so by remaining entirely herself.
In a joint Versace and Fendi campaign, the 19-year-old model posed proudly in a cream-and-blush patterned dress, black strappy sandals with gold accents, a miniature handbag, and her glucose monitor. The teen uses the device to measure the amount of sugar in her blood in order to manage her type 1 diabetes.
Lila shared a photo from the campaign on her Instagram, prompting happy reactions from friends and fans who praised her for bringing awareness to the condition.
Lila spoke about her condition in 2020, telling The Kit, “I think not many people know that I have diabetes. It’s not visible from the outside, so no one would really know just by looking at you.”
The model has taken over the spotlight since her runway debut that same year, not only because of her talent, beauty, and famous mother, but because she has quietly chosen not to hide a part of herself that many with the same condition may see as shameful or anti-beautiful.
In September 2021, Lila walked the runway with her supermodel mom in a joint Versace and Fendi show, wearing a white-and-gold printed one-piece swimsuit, a matching jacket, and layered gold necklaces. She also held a bag with the same print, and on her left hip, she wore her insulin pump.
About 37.3 million Americans have diabetes (11.3 percent of the population), per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but only about 5.7 percent of those reported both having type 1 diabetes and using insulin.
“I have some sugar tablets, in case my blood sugar goes low. … I’m diabetic so I have this, which controls a pod on my leg, which gives me insulin,” she said on Vogue’s In the Bag YouTube series. “This is very important to keep in my bag. It comes with me everywhere.”
As Lila’s star rises, mom Kate has remained by her side. Earlier this month, the duo attended the Met Gala together, wearing looks by Burberry—Kate a dramatic black gown and Lila a sheer dress with silver designs over a beige bodysuit.