According to a report by Radar Online, Anna Wintour, a fashion legend made it known that she thinks children don’t belong at New York Fashion Week. “Anna doesn’t think fashion shows are appropriate for very young children such as North West. The loud music, the lights from the show, along with flashes from all of the cameras, and of course, all of the people is just overwhelming to a toddler. Anna never would have brought her now-adult children to fashion shows when they were young.” says an insider.
Children attending NYFW is nothing new, we’ve seen celebrities such as Victoria Beckham, Kimora Lee Simmons and Jennifer Lopez all attend shows with their little ones. But this was the first time we’ve ever seen a mini meltdown like this, which raises the question do children belong at fashion week?
There’s the argument that we want our children to experience art and culture as early in life as possible and in the case of Mr. West’s Adidas fashion show, to see us doing the things we love. Beyonce has her daughter Blue Ivy at many of her performances and I think it sets an ambitious precedent at a young age for a child to see their parent living their dreams out loud, literally. You still have to consider your child first.
What’s the harm in waiting until they are a little older to take them with you to fashion week if you know they might not be able to handle the chaos? There will be other opportunities for your child to experience art and culture. You will have more accomplishments for them to see and be influenced by in your lifetime, in a time they can actually appreciate it, so leave them off the front row until they are ready. Anna Wintour will thank you for it.
What do you think? Do children have a place at the front row?
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