It might come as a surprise to some to find out that more than a few high fashion labels are offering full-fledged collections for the little ones. Yes, we’re not talking about a few items like a baby shoe, bib, or blanket; we’re really talking across-the-board collections.
Move over Gap Kids, move over French Toast, when it comes to privileged youth, designers are more than ready and happy to provide their sartorial know-how. Then again, why not? After all, one is never too young to be fashionable!
If you were to go back in time, you’d quickly find that when it comes to Haute couture, clients’ special requests often included a few custom fashion pieces for the kiddies. The relationship between mother and child is sacred, and it was this relationship that sparked the idea behind the Lanvin logo. Yes, Paul Iribe drew the logo based on a photo of Jeanne Lanvin with her daughter Pauline.
Back in the 1950s, Christian Dior himself had dressed Christina Onassis, as well as her dolls. The perks of growing up in the golden society are as fantastic as they are [slightly] perverse. But as fashion dictates, demand is the rule of the game. And why should a little touch of luxe escape the little ones?
The New York Times even mentioned recently that children are becoming the new wealth signifier. In comparison to some private school tuitions, a designer wardrobe may be a bargain!