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Gulliver’s Fashion World: High Fashion for the Little Ones

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.

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Baby Dior – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

High Fashion for Children Wealth Status Symbol Baby Dior Lanvin Petite Burberry Kids Gucci

Lanvin Petite – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

High Fashion for Children Wealth Status Symbol Baby Dior Lanvin Petite Burberry Kids Gucci

Burberry Kids – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

High Fashion for Children Wealth Status Symbol Baby Dior Lanvin Petite Burberry Kids Gucci

Gucci – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

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!

High Fashion for Children Wealth Status Symbol Baby Dior Lanvin Petite Burberry Kids Gucci

Burberry Kids – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

High Fashion for Children Wealth Status Symbol Baby Dior Lanvin Petite Burberry Kids Gucci

Lanvin Petite – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

High Fashion for Children Wealth Status Symbol Baby Dior Lanvin Petite Burberry Kids Gucci

Gucci – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

High Fashion for Children Wealth Status Symbol Baby Dior Lanvin Petite Burberry Kids Gucci

Baby Dior – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

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.

Doll with her customed trousseau and trunk, circa 1865

Doll with her customed trousseau and trunk, circa 1865

The original Lanvin logo, drawn in the 1920s by famous illustrator Paul Iribe

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Brad Koening with his son Hudson modeling Chanel (2010)

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?

High Fashion for Children Wealth Status Symbol Baby Dior Lanvin Petite Burberry Kids Gucci

Burberry Kids – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

High Fashion for Children Wealth Status Symbol Baby Dior Lanvin Petite Burberry Kids Gucci

Gucci – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

High Fashion for Children Wealth Status Symbol Baby Dior Lanvin Petite Burberry Kids Gucci

Baby Dior – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

High Fashion for Children Wealth Status Symbol Baby Dior Lanvin Petite Burberry Kids Gucci

Lanvin Petite – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

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!

High Fashion for Children Wealth Status Symbol Baby Dior Lanvin Petite Burberry Kids Gucci

Burberry Kids – Fall 2012-Winter 2013

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