When Rowan Henchy attended prom in 2021, she raided her mom’s closet and decided to borrow the strapless red gown that Brooke Shields wore to the Golden Globes in 1998. But the styling nod didn’t mean that Rowan wanted to follow in her mom’s fashionable footsteps by pursuing a career as a model.
After graduating from high school, Rowan enrolled in college at Wake Forest University in North Carolina, where she started studying broadcast journalism. In 2022, she got to put what she’d learned so far to use when she interviewed her own mom for Entertainment Tonight at the Fashionphile event in NYC. Rowan quizzed Shields about her favorite fashion moments, and naturally, the topic of her prom dress pick came up. “I felt confident when I wore your Golden Globes dress to my prom,” Rowan told her mom. (Awww!)
Rowan has also proved that she can handle discussing much heavier topics. In her documentary, Shields opens up about the postpartum depression she experienced when she was pregnant with her oldest daughter. Ahead of the documentary’s release, she warned both Rowan and Grier that the topic would be touched on. “I said to [Rowan], ‘You know, the important piece that I want you to take away is that I never wanted to hurt you, but I wanted to disappear,'” Shields recalled in an interview with People. Rowan reacted to her concern with compassion and understanding, telling her, “Mom, I’m still here.”