Philip Lim makes it easier for women to dress as toddlers, and toddlers to dress as women

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You all know by know how The Fashion Police feel about women who dress like toddlers. But what about toddlers who dress like women? Or mothers who dress like their kids? Philip Lim has just made the last option a real possibility with his Kid by Philip Lim line, which allows kids to dress in little mini versions of adult designs, as demonstrated above.

Of course, the issue of designer clothes for kids is always a bit of a controversial one in itself, raising important questions such as: Do kids really NEED designer clothes? Isn’t it a bit wasteful to spend hundreds of dollars on clothes they’ll just grow out of/ruin? And, most importantly, "OMG, is that trench coat available in adult sizes, by any chance?"

This one, however, also raises the question of whether The Fashion Police should be cracking down on women who buy a Philip Lim dress for themselves and then a matching one for their daughter. We’re not big fans of the "matchy-matchy" look at any time, you see, and so we’re keen to know what you think of it: creepy or cute?

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11 Comments

  • March 27, 2008

    Theresa

    i think its cute actually 🙂 i have a baby girl and can’t wait to get her some matching outfits… lame, i know (blush)

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  • March 27, 2008

    Theresa

    not designer though!

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  • March 27, 2008

    Charlotte

    I think its sweet. But talk about Hollywood growing up fast, the girl looks like a dang model in the blue dress! Look at that posture, thats high fashion. Addressing weather its needed, well fashion isn’t “needed” as Tim Gunn says, but its an adorable thought.

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  • March 27, 2008

    Steph

    I find it incredibly creepy – parents should not groom their children into miniature versions of themselves. They are neither Girlsworld dolls nor clones.

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  • March 27, 2008

    Danielle

    Omg that trench coat!
    But other than that, no, I would never dress my kid up in that. She would be too busy scraping knees and playing soccer with the boys to be caught in some silly gown.

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  • March 27, 2008

    Sophia

    I think the little girl looks cute, but matching with her. HMMMM

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  • March 27, 2008

    Natasa

    absolutely creepy! let children be children and wear cute and tacky outfits with flowers and hearts and strawberry shortcake prints!

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  • March 27, 2008

    Wendy Hewson

    Hmmmm – my immediate thought is that children should be allowed to be children, not the latest matching accessory !!
    I’m not a fan of Designer labels for kids, because, basically, what’s the point, other than to score points from the other Mums out with their kids ?
    And basically, who really cares if your daughter wears the latest Philip Lim design ? Not your daughter, that’s for sure…
    Also, there is something that’s just basically not right about walking around accompanied by a little mini-me everywhere you go…

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  • March 27, 2008

    Diana

    I agree with Natasa, children are children, so as that, they MUST dress according to their age! I won´t like my daughter to look like some wannabe model!

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  • March 31, 2008

    Haley

    Very wealthy people are going to throw their cash away on dumb shit no matter what. Why not overly expensive clothes that will last what? A half a year before the kid outgrows it?
    Designer children’s clothes are a non-issue for people who wear the same clothes for more than one season anyways.
    Although, when I was a child I’d have to be bribed with pizza and a new Barbie to wear that ugly-ass blue dress. It looks like shingles on the side of an old house.

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  • April 1, 2008

    KristieLee

    Actually until the Victorian era children’s fashion was merely scaled down adult versions. But that was then, today I roll my eyes are designer kids wear given the clothes will not last the season at the rate children grow. Also I could not bear the thought of matching with my child. Children are not accessories! or Mini-Me’s!

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