Like mother, like daughter: Chelsea Clinton is looking more like Hillary every day

Like mother, like daughter: Chelsea Clinton is looking more like Hillary every day

They have always had a close relationship.

Now, mother and daughter Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are growing closer in the looks department, too.

Stepping out at the School of American Ballet Winter Ball last night, Chelsea not only sported a haircut not unlike Hillary's, but has grown to look strikingly similar to her mother as she matures.

Jordanian Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Chelsea Clinton attends the School of American Ballet Winter Ball 2012

Generation gap: They may be 32 years apart, but Hillary (left) and Chelsea (right), are looking more akin than ever, especially thanks to their current haircuts

Though the special correspondent for NBC has been on the end of tepid reviews of late, the 32-year-old looked happy and upbeat as she arrived at last night's celebration of the arts in Manhattan with husband Marc Mezvinsky.

Her formative years spent in the White House, Chelsea's mannerisms and diplomatic smile are clearly never far from those of her U.S. Secretary of State mother, 64.

She is her mother's daughter: Chelsea, 32, is unmistakably a Clinton - her skin tone is that of her father and she has the same wide eyes and facial structure to Hillary

She is her mother's daughter: Chelsea, 32, is unmistakably a Clinton – her skin tone is that of her father and she has the same wide eyes and facial structure to Hillary

Now that Hillary has grown her hair out of her old Angela Merkel-esque short crop, both she and her daughter have a blonde, neatly blow-dried do that says anchorwoman more than it does power politico.

The style is younger, less indicative of stately duties – and possibly the responsibility of the same hairdresser.

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a press conference following meetings at the US State Department in Washington on January 20, 2012

Chelsea Clinton at the School of American Ballet Winter Ball

The smiles have it: Their mannerisms are the same, compounding the likeness of their bright smiles and strong chins

The two's facial features looked akin at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York last September – age has brought their bone structures more closely aligned – it is their hair styles that now make them so unmistakably a mother-and-daughter team.

While the news reporter and grad student has unfailingly been touched by her father Bill Clinton's looks, Chelsea and Hillary's eyebrows are neatly shaped in the same gentle curve and their smiles, laughing cheeks and strong chins are replicas.

And, as Chelsea develops and cements her place on board after board of philanthropic endeavour, her favoured outfits are demure, modest and conservative – and not at all unlike the controlled looks her mother wears.

More similar than ever: The two looked more strikingly similar at last September's annual meeting for the Clinton Global Initiative in New York

More similar than ever: The two looked more strikingly similar at last September's annual meeting for the Clinton Global Initiative in New York

Hillary, ever the fan of the power-dressing suit, chooses to add touches of energy and colour to her tailored wardrobe by opting for scarves and edgy jewellery.

She wore a bright green scarf and chunky beads when meeting Jordanian Foreign Minister, Nasser Judeh, last week and Chelsea largely adopts a similar approach, alivening last night's monochrome outfit with a bright necklace.

There were even rumours abounding last year that the former president's daughter was considering a run for congress.

The family that laughs together: Pictured in 2004, the Clintons are a tight unit - in looks and togetherness

The family that laughs together: Pictured in 2004, the Clintons are a tight unit – in looks and togetherness

Though quickly quashed by a spokesman,
the idea was not out of the realm of possibility – who is better placed
to understand the internal rigours of life on Capitol Hill

Hillary last year admitted that is looking forward to being a grand-mother – the chance would, we imagine, give her the opportunity to pass on yet more stately similarities, style tips and beauty advice to her offspring.