A Real-Life Designer Baby

29 Jul

It’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry at this video of fashion stylist, Rachel Zoe, showing us around her four month old son’s nursery. (Sorry, you’ll have to watch an ad before the video begins). I use the word ‘nursery’ advisedly. Little Skyler’s walk-in wardrobe is bigger than most people’s master bedrooms. And that wardrobe is chock-full of designer threads like a Gucci leather jacket which would come with a five-figure price tag. Not that Zoe paid for it. Or at least, I don’t think she did.
As she breathlessly tells us, ‘It came in its own garment bag’ which indicates to me that it was probably a gift from the canny PR folk at Gucci, who, spotting a golden publicity opportunity, probably gifted the jacket to Zoe knowing that she and her son are paparazzi gold – and if the baby’s snapped in that Gucci jacket (a picture that will be beamed across the world) well that’s great, free publicity, isn’t it? Nothing like using a baby as a walking billboard. Look, that probably sounds more mean than it should. Zoe adores fashion, and clearly adores her son, so combining the two probably makes a lot of sense. To her. But the excess makes me feel a teensy bit ill. It just seems – so much – or, in Zoe’s words, it’s ‘everything’. Literally. The baby seems to have everything – as long as it has a logo on it. The upside is that soon Skyler will become a toddler – and like all toddlers, will no doubt revel in jumping in the muddiest of muddy puddles, wearing his prisine white Ralph Lauren shoes. And as he becomes a rebellious teenager, he will probably hate designer fashion altogether and choose to dress in saggy no-name jeans and horrible t-shirts bearing the names of death-metal bands. I wonder how that beautiful walk-in wardrobe will look then? I envision just one big messy pile of dirty clothes on the floor, and Zoe, standing at the door in dismay, wondering what happened to the her little designer baby with the Gucci leather jacket.


2 Responses to “A Real-Life Designer Baby”

  1. Anonymous July 29, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    i still think she should have called him BO…

  2. Anonymous July 29, 2011 at 8:39 am #

    or if he had a big nose then maybe GON

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