It's been a good few weeks for stylish silver spoon babies.
From Alber Elbaz to Vera Wang, it seems fashion's biggest designers are falling all over themselves to create signature clothing lines for kids. The timing is sort of strange -- aren't we still in the midst of a languishing economy? -- but surely couture honchos wouldn't be shilling four-figure kiddie dresses with no demand.
Versace just opened a kids' boutique on the ground floor of its Milan headquarters to house their children's line, the aptly named Young Versace. Telegraph reports that the store will feature a "huge lilac and white fairground ride and littered with super-sized candy canes." Does that make Donatella Willy Wonka?
Roger Vivier's kiddie shoe line, Jeune Fille, will hit stores in March, offering $312 ballet flats for tots who will almost definitely outgrow them within months.
And with even more sticker shock, Lanvin Petite launched pop up stores in Paris, Monaco and New York, hawking $1,570 pink taffetta trench coats, $1,105 red sun dresses and $645 shrugs for
a kid you know Suri Cruise.
Vera Wang is launching a junior's line for Kohl's, called Princess Vera Wang, scheduled for August 2012.
Finally, (whew!), Oscar de la Renta is set to start a children's line, reports MSNBC, and Victoria Beckham is rumored to be expanding her collection to include tot clothes as well. Another aspiring kiddie designer? Rachel Zoe.
Recession be damned?
Check out some of our favorite and most outrageous designer duds for kids below.