The front rows at #NYFW were filled with a who’s who in both the worlds of film and fashion. However, it seemed as though those getting all the attention stood at just a little under 4-feet. From celebrity offspring to Youtube sensations, these tiny tots were setting the trends both in and around the tents. Not to mention, they were doing it all while still in diapers.
Familiar faces included Skyler Zoe and Harper Backham. There last names alone entitle them a hopper pass directly to the front row. Both having famous mother’s turned designers, I have a feeling their first words weren’t exactly mom or dad, but rather Donatella and Karl.
Alexander Wang has created quite the empire for himself, and his niece Aila is following in her uncle’s footsteps. Recently named Fashion’s Most Stylish Niece by Intyle, she’s snapped by street style photographers wearing only top designer names like custom Chanel and Balenciaga. Wang is also getting in on all of his niece’s recent attention, by putting her in pieces that give hints to what he might be showing on the runway for the upcoming season. I’m not sure if I would consider this child labor…hmm.
Thanks to the recent digital explosion, fashion’s focus has shifted from the runways to the streets, allowing for ordinary people to become muses overnight. This is so for 5-year-old Alonso Matteo. Sporting names like Dior, Gucci and my Tommy (Tom Ford that is), he has proven to be quite the hit with photographers, bloggers and now designers. Rumor has it, he could be starring in a ad campaign with a major label soon. He also has quite the following, with a little over 54k fans on Instagram. Wow, that’s a lot of troupies!
At just 13-years-old, Sam Horowitz, aka Bar Mitzvah Boy, shows off his latest moves in a hugely popular Youtube video that lands him on major shows like Good Morning America and Ellen. We also learn he has a passion for fashion, which he is spotted showing off his wild side in a hip leopard print tuxedo style jacket and python printed loafers at the Helmut Lang show.
Move over Anna, it seems these kids are looking to take over your block, and I have a hunch they’re not going to play nicely.
Pictures Courtesy of AP