The Kids Are (More Than) Alright: Haute For Tots

This is what happens when the fashion set breed. Jean Paul Gaultier just announced the January 2009 debut of his children's wear line. Launching with about 120 pieces for boys and girls ages 2 to 14, we expect nothing less than gender bending, Baroque-inspired drama for tots. To boot, Danish designer Henrik Vibskov recently teamed up with high-end pram and stroller line, Quinny, to produce some highly graphic wheels for the youngens. And with Acne and Surface to Air outfitting the kids in printed tees and skinny jeans to adorable results, we got to thinking about other designers who could maximize on this trend for the diminutive. We're thinking Tsumori Chisato would keep the babies cooing with her brilliant sense of humor and color; Alexander Wang could produce oversized tees, denim cutoffs, and leather jackets for the baby Erin Wasson's of the world; Martin Margiela's dower designs are for babies with a more serious side; while Gareth Pugh's Leigh Bowery inspired-plastic body suits would make it easy to pick your tot out in a crowd. Your take?

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