NEW YORK — The toddlers have taken over fashion week.
At the Carmen Marc Valvo show on Sunday, Carmen Baldwin, the 18-month-old daughter of actor Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria, pranced on the catwalk beforehand, to the delight of celebrities Katie Couric and Vanessa Williams, and rested in her mother's arms during the runway show.
The toddler dressed in a red-and-black gown specially designed by Valvo that matched a look worn by a runway model during the show. Her mother posted a photo on her Instagram account and bragged about it.
While some in the fashion crowd, oohed and aahed at the antics of the baby fashionistas, I'm thinking it veers perilously close to child abuse.
It wasn't Carmen the baby's first appearance at a fashion show. She showed up at Carmen the designer's show last September when she was barely a year old.
By all accounts, the Baldwin infant was well-behaved during Sunday's show, which is more than can be said for 19-month old North West, who didn't seem to be happy on the lap of her mother, Kim Kardashian, at two high-profile fashion shows.
As previously reported, the toddler raised such a ruckus during a fashion show of her father's designs — a collaboration between Kanye West and adidas — that she had to be rushed out before the show was over.
The infant, along with her famous mom and dad, appeared on the front row again at the Alexander Wang show Saturday, and although she was better behaved, she burst into tears when she spotted a photographer with a stuffed monkey similar to one of her toys, reports US Weekly.
Wang made a special outfit for the tiniest West, including a black leather skirt studded at the hemline and bomber jacket similar to a look worn by a model on the runway.
While some in the fashion crowd, oohed and aahed at the antics of the baby fashionistas, I'm thinking it veers perilously close to child abuse. After all, Wang said his fashions were a tribute to the rock group Kiss, and his show featured blaring rock music and flashing strobes that had some adults in the audience disoriented. Is that something a child under 2 should be subjected to?
Or perhaps I'm just jealous because the young ones had a better seat than I did.