These children belong in preschool, not on the Front Row.
The streets of NYC are flooded with the supremely fashionable this week. The world’s most sartorially-gifted people are being snapped by Tommy Ton’s lenses, sitting front row at the catwalk shows of the best American designers and sipping Moet, dah-ling, at the painfully fabulous after-parties. Sounds like just the kind of place one should take one’s child, non?
But when have celebs ever let common sense or the social mores of normal people get in the way of pimping out their children like they would a new It-bag? Exactly never, that’s when.
Kim Kardashian has led to charge because of course she has. North West, 19-months old, now has two runway shows under her tiny bejewelled belt. She sat front row for her dad’s collection for Adidas (the one where Kim wore what looked like a Spanx bodysuit), and hit the fash scene again for Alexander Wang’s showing. She was perched next to US Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief Anna Wintour no less.
Here she is with Beyonce, looking more stylish than I ever have:
And again – her outfit is probably worth more than my entire wardrobe, and maybe my car:
Anna Wintour also has the pleasure of sitting next to the Beckham children at their mum Victoria’s NYFW show. One can only imagine how pleased Anna is to share her throne with people who may or may not be able to wipe their own bums yet. (Side note: Harper Beckham, 3, also spent a good two minutes picking her nose, hopefully she flicked it on Anna’s cashmere knit.)
Look, I’m not bitter (I am) or jealous (I am), but these bloody children do not belong at Fashion Week. Not even French children, who basically emerge from the womb as style icons.
There are many reasons I think it’s bullshit that celeb-spawn are exponentially popping up on the front row.