Happy Father’s Day! A look back at the most major daddy moments in Vogue

By Allyson Shiffman

Photo: Coliena Rentmeester

In honour of Father's Day in Sweden, Finland and Norway this weekend, we take a look back at the six most iconic dad moments in Vogue Scandinavia

Dads, am I right? Father’s Day is upon us, a moment to celebrate our own dads – shower them with gifts, cook them a hearty meal, tell them how much they mean to us. At Vogue Scandinavia, we celebrate dads all year round – fitting given that we live in a region with generous paternity leave. In our 15-issue run, fathers have taken up a lot of space and even graced one cover. In honour of Father’s Day, we take a look back at the most iconic dad moments on the pages of Vogue Scandinavia.


Fredrik Eklund and Derek Kaplan

We kick things off with not one but two dads: Swedish real estate magnate Fredrik Eklund and his husband, artist Derek Kaplan. For Issue 12, we visited the couple’s candy-coloured LA home, where they raise twins Freddy and Milla.

Photo: Coliena Rentmeester

Photo: Coliena Rentmeester

Though Eklund dubbed the experience of raising twins as ‘twin-sanity’ he handles fatherhood and his real estate empire with seemingly effortless style. A medium told Eklund he and Kaplan may soon have another child – not impossible given the couple still has “11 perfect, beautiful embryos” waiting for them…


Nicolai Nielsen

Here comes another LA-based dad: Nicolai Nielsen, the husband of Anine Bing. In addition to co-founding his wife’s eponymous brand, he takes on the role of dad to Benjamin and Bianca. We visited their idyllic home in Montecito for Issue 13. To call this family picture perfect would be an understatement.

Photo: Coliena Rentmeester


Tom Daly

The partner of Elsa Hosk, Swedish designer Tom Daly is the only dad to grace a Vogue Scandinavia cover. Appearing alongside Hosk and daughter Tuuli, Daly whispers a secret into the supermodel’s ear. What did he say? We’ll never know.

Photo: Torbjørn Rødland


Holzweiler Dads

When we visited the charming Norwegian home of Susanne Holzweiler and her boyfriend Tobias Tjørsted in Issue 3, we met not one but three dads: Peter, the father of Holzweiler founders Andreas and Susanne, Andreas, who has four children total, and Tobias himself, who shares a child with Susanne. The most dads we’ve ever had in one editorial.

Andreas and Hugo Holzweiler

Photo: Ignat Wiig


Marcus Samuelsson

Top chef Marcus Samuelsson shares two children, Zoe and Zion, with model Maya Haile, and you know these kids eat well. For Issue 10, we visited the couple at their Sag Harbour oasis, a home covered in family photos depicting a super-dad.

Photo: Jinguy Lin

Photo: Jinguy Lin


Peter Dundas and Evangelo Bousis

Photo: Amar Daved

A couple months later, they welcomed Eleni to their fashionable clan. “I hope she’ll like having us for her dads,” he told us at the time. Who wouldn’t?