Kate Moss’ model daughter Lila proudly displays her insulin pump at the Tom Ford NYFW show after being hailed ‘an inspiration to so many living with Type 1 diabetes’
Lila Moss proudly displayed her insulin pump as she attended the Tom Ford New York Fashion Week presentation on Wednesday night.
The model, 19, the daughter of fashion icon Kate Moss, 48, showcased the medical device on her right leg as she left the star-studded show held at Skylight on Vesey.
It comes after Lila was hailed ‘an inspiration to so many living with Type 1 diabetes’ after wearing the pump on the runway in September 2021 and at the Met Gala in May.
Lila bore a striking resemblance to her supermodel mother as she attended the high-profile fashion event, wearing beige hotpants and a matching camel jumper.
The fashionista’s brushed cotton jumper featured a high neck design, as she clutched onto a black mini handbag.
Displaying her leggy figure, the model paired the look with barely-there nude heels with an open toe and double strap.
Lila’s golden tresses were left to fall freely in an off-duty tousled style, as the beauty’s complexion was highlighted with a subtle palette of makeup.
Lila added a pair of gold hooped earrings to the look, posing for snaps outside of the A-list fashion bash.
The teenager joined a slew of famous faces at the show, joining Brooklyn Beckham and Nicola Peltz in the front row.
She also smiled for a snap alongside model Evan Mock – who kept cool in a purple jacket and grey suit.
The star has spoke openly about having diabetes in the past, receiving praise as she refuses to shy away from displaying her insulin pump on the catwalk.
Donning a sheer gown to the Met Gala earlier this year, she drew attention to the continuous blood glucose monitoring device on her upper-right arm.
Speaking on her condition back in 2020 to The Kit, she explained: ‘I think not many people know that I have diabetes. It’s not visible from the outside, so no one would really know just by looking at you.’
Type 1 diabetes causes the level of glucose (sugar) in your blood to become too high.
It happens when your body cannot produce enough of a hormone called insulin, which controls blood glucose.
You need daily injections of insulin to keep your blood glucose levels under control.
The young model previously discussed her condition during a segment on Vogue’s In The Bag YouTube after making the unconventional decision to wear the monitor on the catwalk.
She said: ‘I have some sugar tablets, in case my blood sugar goes low. I’m diabetic so I have this which controls a pod on my leg, which gives me insulin.
‘This is very important to keep in my bag, it comes with me everywhere.’
Lila, the daughter of catwalk veteran Kate and her former partner Jefferson Hack, revealed she has an Apple AirTag attached to her insulin pump reader so she doesn’t lose it.
She added: ‘I even have an apple air-tag to follow it around with my phone.’
Lila has been spending time in the Big Apple over the last couple of weeks as the city’s fashion week gets into full swing, with the teenager walking in shows such as Fendi, Vogue and Tommy Hilfiger.
The beauty, who Kate welcomed in 2002 with Dazed & Confused editor Jefferson Hack, is signed to her mother’s company Kate Moss Agency.
She landed her first major campaign at just 16, becoming the face of Marc Jacobs Beauty.
Many people with type 1 diabetes, who lack the essential hormone insulin that controls blood sugar levels, have to perform uncomfortable checks at least four times a day.
The results show how much insulin – which helps the body absorb sugars in food – they will need to inject to keep their blood sugar stable and avoid potentially fatal spikes or falls.
But high-tech implants can monitor blood sugar in real time, marking the end of finger-prick blood tests.
Called a continuous blood glucose monitor, the implants are no larger than a £2 coin and sit on the arm, beaming updates to the user’s phone.
Former Prime Minister Theresa May used one of the most popular gadgets, a FreeStyle Libre.
While the technology has been available in the UK for more than a decade, spending watchdogs judged it too expensive to offer to every patient. But NHS chiefs have since announced they plan to fund the monitors for all.