Patty Hearst and model daughter Lydia hit fashion party on rare night out together

Patty Hearst and model daughter Lydia hit fashion party on rare night out together

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18:47 GMT, 6 September 2012

Rarely seen together, Patty Hearst and her model daughter, Lydia, stepped out for an evening of fun and bags, and some good old-fashion mother daughter bonding last night.

Attending the Fendi Baguettemania party in Hollywood, the blonde pair celebrated the iconic bag's 15th anniversary together.

It was obviously a special visit from the 58-year-old publishing heiress; with Lydia, 27, tweeting before the event: 'With my mom at @andylecompte's salon in LA. So happy she came to visit me!'

Fun and Fendi bags: Attending the Fendi Baguettemania party in Hollywood, the blonde mother and daughter duo celebrated the iconic bag's 15th anniversary together

Fun and Fendi bags: Attending the Fendi Baguettemania party in Hollywood, the blonde mother and daughter duo celebrated the iconic bag's 15th anniversary together

Miss Hearst, who has carved a career in her own right as a model, despite being most known as the daughter of her kidnapping victim, socialite and convicted bank robber mother, is well-established fan of Fendi's famous Baguette bag.

Prints charming: Miss Hearst has carved a career in her own right as a model, despite being most known as the daughter of her kidnapping victim, socialite and convicted bank robber mother

Prints charming: Lydia has carved a career in her own right as a model, despite being most known as the daughter of her kidnapping victim and socialite mother

Baguettemania, which has been touring the internationally since June this year, hit Los Angeles at Maxfield to launch a Fendi pop-up shop open until October 5th.

The luxury house collaborated with several local artists on a new series of artist Baguette, where they each appropriated blank Baguettes as their canvas.

A one-of-a-kind Baguette from Chaz Bojorquez, Kenny Scharf, and Pae White were exhibited and auctioned off during the event, where Silvia Venturini Fendi was on site for a book signing as well.

In an effort to describe Baguettemania, Ms Fendi explained: 'It was like a fever because the Baguette was so difficult to find and the minute you did, it wouldn’t be the one you were looking for…So it has started this crazy mania…'

This mania is close to the same mania the Hearst mother and daughter duo have endured themselves.

Lydia's great-grandfather was William Randolph Hearst, the newspaper magnate said to have inspired the megalomaniac central character in Citizen Kane.

Her mother, Patty, was an apolitical
19-year-old American heiress when she was kidnapped by the Symbionese
Liberation Army, a Left-wing guerrilla group, in 1974.

During her captivity, she joined the SLA, denounced her former life,
took the name Tania and carried out an armed robbery on a bank in San
Francisco with other group members.

She
was arrested the following year and during her trial it was claimed
that she had developed Stockholm syndrome, the condition in which
hostages begin to identify with their captors in order to make sense of
what is happening to them.

Patty was imprisoned for almost two years, and was later granted a presidential pardon by President Bill Clinton in his last official act before leaving office.

Demure, yet daring: Lydia shows a flash of cleavage in the plunging dress which is offset by her hot pink lipstick

Demure, yet daring: Lydia shows a flash of cleavage in the plunging dress at the 20th Life Ball in May, 2012

Armed: Patty Hearst in 1974 with a machine gun

Armed: Patty Hearst in 1974 with a machine gun, after she joined the SLA, denounced her former life,
took the name Tania and carried out an armed robbery on a bank in San
Francisco with other group members