Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof (1989-2014) left behind a husband and two children, but her fashion legacy is also a part of the way she touched those around her. From her wild days of partying to settling down, Peaches Geldof always rocked a confident style and her ties to the fashion world show that she had the potential to become a timeless style icon one day. Besides attending London, Paris and New York Fashion Week shows regularly, Peaches Geldof also worked as a model and wrote a column in the UK edition of “Elle Girls” when she was 15. She wrote and presented TV documentaries and also had her own chat show at the age of 22.
Her father, Bob Geldof, and Irish singer, author and political activist who was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, announced his daughter’s passing in an emotional way:
“Peaches has died. We are beyond pain. She was the wildest, funniest, cleverest, wittiest and the most bonkers of all of us. Writing ‘was’ destroys me afresh. What a beautiful child. How is this possible that we will not see her again? How is that bearable? We loved her and will cherish her forever.”
Celebrate Peaches Geldof’s life by focusing on her fashion legacy and her most important ties to the industry.
Writing for Elle Girl
From April 2004 to the magazine’s closing in October 2005, Peaches Geldof wrote a column for Elle Girl. She also graced the final cover of the magazine, rocking blond locks and her edgy style that would later leave behind some punk influences for a more refined elegance.
London Fashion Week Debut
Peaches Geldof’s fashion legacy started early, but she only made her debut as a model during London Fashion Week in 2008. On the catwalk, Peaches walked during the PPQ fashion show with platinum blond long hair.
Modeling for Dotti
Her first modeling campaign was for Australian fashion line Dotti. Sporting the same light blond, that she often changed for darker colors, Peaches showed off her talent for modeling, but her career in the field wouldn’t last very long.
Reading Vivienne Westwood’s Manifesto
Sharing punk sensibilities with designer Vivienne Westwood, Peaches Geldof was one of the 25 speakers who delivered the “Active Resistance to Propaganda” manifesto at The Design Museum in 2008. The appearance that appealed for a return to “universal human values” at the core of art, showed that Peaches inherited her father’s desire to change the world for the better.
Being the Face of Miss Ultimo
The biggest modeling contract in Peaches Geldof’s career was her collaboration with Ultimo underwear for a Miss Ultimo Collection that debuted in 2009. Even though she was paid in the six-figures range, the label dropped her after rumors of drug use and nude pictures popped up online.
Human Rights Campaign Gala
Continuing her support of worthwhile causes, Peaches Geldof rocked a leopard print D&G gown, showing a new facet of her ever growing style and gorgeous auburn hair.
Matching the Red Carpet
At the London premiere of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2”, Peaches Geldof joined the exclusive club of celebrities who dared to wear red on the red carpet and pulled off the look beautifully.
ELLE Style Awards 2013
Peaches Geldof’s fashion legacy also includes some daring pregnancy wear, but nothing can outshine the pink gown she wore at the 2013 ELLE Style Awards in London. “I saw this dress and once I tried it on I thought that is perfect. It is Moschino and wasn’t particularly expensive, I was really surprised. I absolutely love it,” she told Hello! Magazine.
The Brit Awards 2014
Peaches’ fashion sense still retained her punk roots and the English celebrity impressed at the 2014 Brit Awards by pairing a black River Island crop top with a leather skirt for a more subtle approach to glam.
NME Awards 2014
Rocking a Julien Macdonald fall 2013 dress, Peaches Geldof also made the best dressed list at the NME Awards. The punk touch of the look was her Brand ‘Aiah’ black leather jacket.
Tesco’s F&F Collection Launch
One of Peaches Geldof’s last public appearances was at the launch of Testo’s new F&F collection in London. Rocking her usual signature style, Peaches looked stunning.