Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s offspring, North West, has made her modeling debut in former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book and there’s no denying that the 13-month-old baby girl is adorable. We’re just a little disturbed that her ensemble most likely cost more than what could feed a child in need for a year.
North West is pictured in a white cardigan sweater with a black Chanel broach pinned to the front and has a classic quilted Chanel handbag draped at her tiny little feet. She is very photogenic, though her face doesn’t exactly reflect that she’s having fun, and there’s a caption that reads, “North West The Future,” with a quote from iconic designer, Karl Lagerfeld, that says, “It’s never too early to care about fashion!”
While we agree that it’s every person’s right to express themselves through fashion, it seems over the top to adorn such a small child in high-end clothing. Babies drool, they spit up, they grow like weeds, they pee on things. How do you explain to a 1-year-old that they can’t pick at the pretty flower on their shirt, or get any saliva on the lambskin purse that’s sitting in their lap? While Kardashian may care greatly about fashion, it’s a little hard to believe that it’s the first thing on North’s mind when she wakes up in the morning.
There are bags similar to the one pictured with North on Chanel.com that retail anywhere from $2,000 to $6,000. According to the UNICEF website, you can feed a baby in a developing country for a year for about $900. Something here doesn’t quite add up.
Wastefulness aside, we also have to wonder how North of the future will feel about the plethora of photos that are being taken of her in her youth, before she is able to consent.
In an interview with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb earlier this week, Kardashian said, “North has already mastered her own signature pose. Every time there is a camera out and paparazzi, she does this either mean, angry Kanye face or a pose.” It’s interesting that Kardashian is under the impression that North’s “Kanye face” is intentional, when we wonder if the baby might just need a fresh diaper or possibly didn’t inherit her mother’s love of the paparazzi. As for North’s non-angry perceived posing for the paps, we guess it would only be natural that she has an idea of what to do when a camera appears, considering she probably witnesses her mother pose for 100 selfies a day, give or take a few.
With so many celebs fighting to keep media and paparazzi attention away from their little ones, it’s hard to understand what Kardashian and Kanye want to get out of forcing the limelight on their baby.
Channing Tatum and Kristen Bell refuse to make a profit off their children and are doing everything in their power to keep their lives private. After all, if your child isn’t old enough to speak, they can’t voice whether they want their image projected to thousands of people, or even if the designer clothing they’re wearing meets their well-developed, early onset fashion sense.