Upon first glance, there are a number of judgments that could be made about Stephanie Seymour and her two sons Peter Jr. and Harry in their new photo shoot for Harper’s Bazaar; their extreme closeness–which has been questioned previously in the media–is on full display. Shot by Sebastian Faena, the spread shows Stephanie’s two boys (aged 20 and 17) assisting their mother in various stages of getting dressed. The idea behind the shoot is no doubt a nod back to when the boys were small children and used to help dress their mother–they tended to pick out elaborate couture gowns and accessories, she told the magazine.
The shoot was part of a profile on the mom and her two sons, “Mums The Word,” that delves into their fashionable family. Seymour has been modeling for three decades and her two youngest sons (she has a third from a previous marriage) have been fixtures on the fashion and art circuit for most of their lives; their father is the billionaire art collector, Peter Brant.
Most young men would be loath to participate in a fashion shoot with their mother, but for both Peter Jr. and Harry, fashion is life. Peter, for example, wore a tuxedo to his fourth grade graduation, and counts a Louis XIV getup as his favorite Halloween costume of his youth. “It was just so obvious. In super-preppy Greenwich, we stuck out like sore thumbs,” he told Harper’s.
Their style and presence on the New York social scene have been topics of conversation for years, the boys even had a New York Times profile in 2012. As they continue to mature and figure out what they want from life, we can expect to see a lot more from the Brant boys in fashion, in whatever way that might be. Says Seymour, “As long as they’re happy, they will find their way. Look at everything fashion has given me.”
Click through to take a look at the unconventional family portraits of Stephanie and her sons, and head over to Harper’s for the whole “Mums The Word” profile.