In the world of fashion, it’s not often that dads get their due credit. In anticipation of Father’s Day, we asked our models to share what they learned from the men that raised them. At the end of the day fathers know best, and even dads deserve a moment in the spotlight. Here, Ford Image’s Kate weighs in on hers.
WHAT IS YOUR DAD’S STYLE?
When he isn’t in his office work attire of suit and tie, I would describe my dad’s style as casual and basic: t-shirts and jeans, with v-neck sweaters in cooler temps. I honestly don’t think it is something he spends very much time thinking about now, but pictures show evidence that he was quite stylish (or thought he was) in his day.
WHAT IS THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOUR DAD EVER GAVE YOU?
That the most important thing is to treat other people with kindness and respect.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE MEMORY WITH YOUR DAD?
My dad was the coach of my soccer team from the time I was six to eleven. With three other siblings this time spent between just the two of us was an unusual occurrence and very special.
WHO IS YOUR DAD’S FAVORITE MUSICIAN OR WHAT IS HIS FAVORITE SONG?
Bob Dylan, with Van Morrison a close second.
HOW HAS YOUR DAD AFFECTED WHO YOU ARE TODAY?
In too many ways to count, but I think I may have gotten my drive to succeed from him. Also simply knowing I have his unconditional support has allowed me to take risks in life that I may not have otherwise. I know I can always turn to him for advice and support when things go wrong, and that he will be thoughtful and honest.