Harper’s Bazaar September Issue Features the “Icons: The First Families of Music”

Posted on August 03, 2018

Harper’s Bazaar reveals the much anticipated ICONS by Carine Roitfeld portfolio, featuring music royalty & their children in the September issue on newsstands August 21.

This year’s portfolio is comprised of music legends and offspring including Bruce Springsteen and his daughter Jessica, Kanye West holding North and Saint, Christina Aguilera with her son & daughter, Lionel and Nicole Richie, Mariah Carey with her twins, Billie Idol and Bonnie Blue Broad, Michael Jackson’s daughter Paris Jackson, Steven & Liv Tyler, Erykah Badu with her daughters, and Theodora and Alexandra Richards.

Bruce and Jessica Springsteen grace the cover of the U.S. newsstand edition, with Kanye West, North and Saint on the subscriber cover.

Bruce Springsteen’s best advice he’s given his daughter: “Keep your focus on what you really care about.”

Jessica Springsteen on family: “Family is everything to me. Whenever I have time off, the first thing I do is go home to see everyone. It’s what makes me the happiest.”

Bruce + Jessica on if they consider themselves introverts or extroverts:

Bruce: “Introvert.”

Jessica: “Definitely an introvert. One time when I was watching my dad’s show with some friends by the side of the stage, he blindsided me and pulled me up onstage to dance with him during ‘Dancing in the Dark.’ I’m still traumatized.”



Kanye West on his hopes for his children: “I hope my children never lose their confidence to society.”



Lionel Richie’s wishes for his children: “I wish for my kids to discover who they are and explore their passions to the fullest.”

Nicole Richie’s similarity to her dad: “My dad and I will do anything for a laugh. If that means we’re the butt of the joke, so be it. In a nutshell, we’re desperate show ponies.”



Theodora Richards on the Richards family: “We are a traveling band of gypsies, this bunch. With everyone’s crazy lives, it makes for great stories around the fireplace. Music, dancing, and laughter fill our home, and we make it so we’re never apart for too long.”

Alexandra Richards on family: “Family to me is not just blood. It’s a unity of powerful love and compassion for one another; it’s about respecting and trusting one another.”



Christina Aguilera on motherhood: “I love being mama bear and providing support, strength, and a safe haven to my babies and loved ones, knowing that, above all else, it’s the most important job I have.”




[Photo Credit: Mario Sorrenti/Harper’s Bazaar Magazine]

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