Dannielynn Birkhead, the daughter of the late model Anna Nicole Smith, paid tribute to her mother in a special way at the 34th Barnstable Brown Kentucky Derby Eve gala. The 16-year-old arrived in a maxi dress with a black tulle skirt paired with a blouse adorned with photos of her mother modeling for her famous Guess campaign. Larry Birkhead, Dannielynn’s father, shared with People that his daughter saved the blouse for a special occasion and that it’s made up of photos from Anna’s best Guess campaigns.
Larry and Anna met at the Barnstable Brown gala in 2003 when Larry was a young photographer. The gala holds a special place in their hearts as they celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first meeting. Larry shares that the party changed his life, saying, “It’s amazing how one event can change your life. And that’s what this party did for me. If I hadn’t been there that night my life would have been very different, I wouldn’t have met Anna and had our daughter.”
Anna Nicole Smith passed away at the young age of 39 due to an accidental overdose on February 8, 2007. In 2013, Dannielynn modeled for a Guess Kids ad campaign. Larry admits that he’s not the best dad but does the best he can. Dannielynn’s tribute to her mother at the Kentucky Derby Eve gala shows that Anna’s legacy lives on through her daughter’s fashion sense.