Brooke Shields’ Daughter Wore Her Mom’s Vintage Red Carpet Dress to Prom

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Searching for the perfect prom dress is a timeless—and tough—rite of passage in high school. But when your mom is Brooke Shields, all you need to do is shop her closet. Rowan Henchy, Shields’ 18-year-old daughter, recycled one of her mom’s most iconic red carpet looks on prom night last weekend, leaving the actress feeling nostalgic and proud.

“I thought it was a special night when I was nominated for a Golden Globe and wore this dress in 1998, but nothing could have prepared me to see my daughter wearing it to her prom,” Shields, 56, wrote in an Instagram post commemorating the moment. “Proud mama!”

Shields debuted the strapless red number when she received her second nomination for her NBC sitcom Suddenly Susan. (Rowan, whom she shares with husband Chris Henchy, would be born five years later, in 2003.)

Rowan made the gown her own, though, leaving behind the matching wrap and adding a black bag—not to mention a white corsage.

Fellow celebrities shared mom’s excitement over the look: “OH MY GOD that is so SPECIAL!!!!!” Debra Messing commented. “I remember you in that gown that night! And now your beautiful daughter gets to make new memories with it.”

Photo credit: Frank Trapper - Getty Images
Photo credit: Frank Trapper - Getty Images

Shields has spent much of 2021 recovering after breaking her femur in a freak accident back in January. “I was on one of those balance boards that I have been doing every day,” she said on Today with Hoda & Jenna in February. “I stupidly switched my focus and I flew up in the air and just hit perfectly and snapped my femur.”

“I’ve never screamed like that,” she later told Good Morning America. “I mean, not even in childbirth.” Thankfully, the Pretty Baby actress is on the mend—just in time to pose for those heartwarming prom pictures with Rowan.

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