It’s All About the Momager: From Kris Jenner to Tina Knowles, Decoding A-List Stage-Parent Style

Remember that old saying, “Behind every great man is a great woman”? So old-fashioned. These days, it’s more like, “behind every success story is a stellar, supportive mother figure.” And Hollywood is no exception: The new power clique in question isn’t the kind spotted ducking into late-night hotspots, but rather out with the family. Here, we celebrate the elite class of this field: the few, the proud, the A-list momager.

Balmain bold-shoulder blazer, $2,835; stylebop.com; Anine Bing Los Angeles sunglasses in black, $249; aninebing.com; Givenchy moth-wing appliqué trousers, $2,290; farfetch.com; Tenoverten Nail Polish in Washington, $18; sephora.com; Aquazzura The Queen embellished leather, suede, and elaphe sandals, $1,355; net-a-porter.com Photo: (Clockwise from top Left) Courtesy of stylebop.com; aninebing.com; farfetch.com; Courtesy of Sephora; net-a-porter.com

Balmain bold-shoulder blazer, $2,835; stylebop.com; Anine Bing Los Angeles sunglasses in black, $249; aninebing.com; Givenchy moth-wing appliqué trousers, $2,290; farfetch.com; Tenoverten Nail Polish in Washington, $18; sephora.com; Aquazzura The Queen embellished leather, suede, and elaphe sandals, $1,355; net-a-porter.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top Left) Courtesy of stylebop.com; aninebing.com; farfetch.com; Courtesy of Sephora; net-a-porter.com

Tina Knowles The mother of Beyoncé and Solange spent years creating costumes for her famous progeny, which then later translated into the now-shuttered fashion label House of Deréon. Bringing a sense of drama and pageantry to ready-to-wear, Mama Knowles (who recently was wed in a chic, white-out of a ceremony) knows how to make anyone look good—especially herself.

Tina Knowles
The mother of Beyoncé and Solange spent years creating costumes for her famous progeny, which then later translated into the now-shuttered fashion label House of Deréon. Bringing a sense of drama and pageantry to ready-to-wear, Mama Knowles (who recently was wed in a chic, white-out of a ceremony) knows how to make anyone look good—especially herself.

Marc Jacobs stretch stripe sequin collared dress, $3,800; modaoperandi.com; Yoins black-gold cropped vest top with sequins, $14; yoins.com; Steven Alan slim trouser, $268; stevenalan.com; Giuseppe Zanotti Eritrea heeled ankle boots, $5,190; giuseppezanottidesign.com Photo: (Clockwise from left) Courtesy of modaoperandi.com; Courtesy of yoins.com; Courtesy of stevenalan.com; Courtesy of selfridges.com

Marc Jacobs stretch stripe sequin collared dress, $3,800; modaoperandi.com; Yoins black-gold cropped vest top with sequins, $14; yoins.com; Steven Alan slim trouser, $268; stevenalan.com; Giuseppe Zanotti Eritrea heeled ankle boots, $5,190; giuseppezanottidesign.com
Photo: (Clockwise from left) Courtesy of modaoperandi.com; Courtesy of yoins.com; Courtesy of stevenalan.com; Courtesy of selfridges.com

Carole Middleton She might have gone from being the world’s most famous flight attendant to in-laws with the royals, but Middleton’s style is the modern take on the Sloane Ranger set of the eighties. Instead of a tweed jacket, there’s a nubby cardigan. Skinny cords have been replaced with skinny jeans, but there's one constant: wedges (and oversize shades, of course—those pesky paps!). Photo: Splash News

Carole Middleton
She might have gone from being the world’s most famous flight attendant to in-laws with the royals, but Middleton’s style is the modern take on the Sloane Ranger set of the eighties. Instead of a tweed jacket, there’s a nubby cardigan. Skinny cords have been replaced with skinny jeans, but there’s one constant: wedges (and oversize shades, of course—those pesky paps!).
Photo: Splash News

Eloquii nude cat eye sunglasses, $30; eloquii.com; 3x1 Selvedge Baby Boot Leg, $235; intermixonline.com; L.K. Bennett Carina espadrille wedge sandals in cream, $245; for information: lkbennett.com; Diane von Furstenberg Kyla sweater, $348; matchesfashion.com Photo: (Clockwise from top Left) Courtesy of eloquii.com; Courtesy of intermixonline.com; Courtesy of johnlewis.com; Courtesy of matchesfashion.com

Eloquii nude cat eye sunglasses, $30; eloquii.com; 3×1 Selvedge Baby Boot Leg, $235; intermixonline.com; L.K. Bennett Carina espadrille wedge sandals in cream, $245; for information: lkbennett.com; Diane von Furstenberg Kyla sweater, $348; matchesfashion.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top Left) Courtesy of eloquii.com; Courtesy of intermixonline.com; Courtesy of johnlewis.com; Courtesy of matchesfashion.com

Baria Alamuddin Though she’s not quite a momager, Baria Alamuddin's glamorous, jet-setting, and entirely impressive international human rights attorney daughter brought the entire family into the limelight with her when she nabbed the longtime bachelor George Clooney—and Amal’s mom is hardly a wallflower. The journalist and broadcaster has appeared on the BBC and on CNN speaking about the Middle East, and she's interviewed countless world leaders including Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, and even Fidel Castro. The secret to her style? Classic chic. Would you expect anything less? Photo: Splash News

Baria Alamuddin
Though she’s not quite a momager, Baria Alamuddin’s glamorous, jet-setting, and entirely impressive international human rights attorney daughter brought the entire family into the limelight with her when she nabbed the longtime bachelor George Clooney—and Amal’s mom is hardly a wallflower. The journalist and broadcaster has appeared on the BBC and on CNN speaking about the Middle East, and she’s interviewed countless world leaders including Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, and even Fidel Castro. The secret to her style? Classic chic. Would you expect anything less?
Photo: Splash News

Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in Rouge 400; sephora.com; Burberry London Stones floral lace Coat, $3,095; mytheresa.com; Lanvin jersey and duchesse-satin gown, $4,600; net-a-porter.com; Jimmy Choo Charm black lace on glitter fabric clutch bag, $1,050; jimmychoo.com; Roger Vivier 10mm Chips Embellished satin flats, $1,014; luisaviaroma.com Photo:(Clockwise from top Left) Courtesy of Sephora; Courtesy of mytheresa.com; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of Jimmy Choo; Courtesy of luisaviaroma.com

Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in Rouge 400; sephora.com; Burberry London Stones floral lace Coat, $3,095; mytheresa.com; Lanvin jersey and duchesse-satin gown, $4,600; net-a-porter.com; Jimmy Choo Charm black lace on glitter fabric clutch bag, $1,050; jimmychoo.com; Roger Vivier 10mm Chips Embellished satin flats, $1,014; luisaviaroma.com
Photo:(Clockwise from top Left) Courtesy of Sephora; Courtesy of mytheresa.com; Courtesy of net-a-porter.com; Courtesy of Jimmy Choo; Courtesy of luisaviaroma.com

Tish Cyrus Daughter Miley might have undergone a radical transformation from her Disney Channel days, but mom Tish is still keeping things clean in monochromatic shades with appropriately festive accessories. Photo: Getty Images

Tish Cyrus
Daughter Miley might have undergone a radical transformation from her Disney Channel days, but mom Tish is still keeping things clean in monochromatic shades with appropriately festive accessories.
Photo: Getty Images

Rosie Assoulin flared jumpsuit, $1,995; farfetch.com; Chloé Cate hoop clip-on earrings, $327; matchesfashion.com; The Row x Linda Farrow tortoiseshell temple acetate sunglasses, $395; lanecrawford.com; Chloé Faye mini leather shoulder bag, $885; mytheresa.com Photo: (Clockwise from top Left) Courtesy of farfetch.com; Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of lanecrawford.com; Courtesy of mytheresa.com

Rosie Assoulin flared jumpsuit, $1,995; farfetch.com; Chloé Cate hoop clip-on earrings, $327; matchesfashion.com; The Row x Linda Farrow tortoiseshell temple acetate sunglasses, $395; lanecrawford.com; Chloé Faye mini leather shoulder bag, $885; mytheresa.com
Photo: (Clockwise from top Left) Courtesy of farfetch.com; Courtesy of matchesfashion.com; Courtesy of lanecrawford.com; Courtesy of mytheresa.com

Kris Jenner The ultimate businesswoman, Jenner transformed her attractive, press-friendly family into a pop-culture phenomenon—herself included. Jenner’s sleek suiting and signature shades mean business, while the distinctive do says it’s time to party. Photo: Getty Images

Kris Jenner
The ultimate businesswoman, Jenner transformed her attractive, press-friendly family into a pop-culture phenomenon—herself included. Jenner’s sleek suiting and signature shades mean business, while the distinctive do says it’s time to party.
Photo: Getty Images

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