Forget Kate Middleton's Maternity Designer, We Want to Know Who Will Dress the Royal Foetus
Move over, Suri Cruise! Your reign as the world's most fashionable child is coming to an end. It's only fitting that you are being deposed by actual royalty.
Photo by Carfax2 Imagine a tiny baby in a giant, sculptural hat. YES!
Some of us are pretty excited about Kate Middleton's pregnancy, while others are not. Those of us who are excited have the good sense to be a little embarrassed about it, but not quite enough good sense to refrain from talking (or writing) about it so much.
There has been an awful lot of speculation about who Kate will wear as her waistline expands. Sarah Burton -- who designed the Duchess' lace McQueen wedding gown -- is on record with her desire to design for Kate, while E! Online has compiled a slideshow of selections they think would look just great on Kate!
But why is no one asking the most important question of all: WHO WILL DRESS THE ROYAL BABY?
Sure, Kate is gorgeous, willowy, and stylish. And it certainly doesn't hurt that she is so reminiscent of her husband's beloved, gorgeous, willowy, stylish mother. So naturally it's tempting to obsess about what designers will be chosen to swaddle her baby bump. After all, we are already pretty obsessed with What Kate Middleton Is Wearing.
All other stylish celeb babies--Suri Cruise, Gwen Stefani's tots, the Beckham kids--are just going to have to settle for life out of the spotlight because no child in the history of children (or clothes, or the Internet) will get more attention than this one. Until Harry has a kid, maybe. We are getting in on the action early, well ahead of the curve of Kate's waistline, and we are going to ask the question: Who Will Baby Prince(ss) of Cambridge Plus Maybe Wales be wearing straight-from-the-womb?
Chances are good Sarah Burton at McQueen will design a frock or two for Kate, and we think she will likely ask for a look or two for the Royal Offspring from Burton as well. Maybe not this $10,000 hot-pink feathered number--that's not quite Kate's style--but we will see that baby rock a McQueen label before his or her first year is over.
Photo by Jennifer Su "Good God, sir! A baby would look smashing in this Packham gown!"
The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her style, but also for her affinity for brands "regular people" can afford, like Jenny Packham; these sweet dresses for little girls retail for under $100. We have to imagine that Packham would feel grateful enough for "the Duchess bump" Kate created by wearing her designs, that she'll create an outfit for the tiny person creating the Duchess' bump.
Kate doesn't often step out in Burberry, but when she does it's a stunner. The brand is so veddy British, it stands to reason this baby will sport the sporty label early on in his or her young life.
British designer--and offspring of rock-n-roll royalty--McCartney makes adorable kids' clothes; more adorable than some of her adult stuff, to be honest. Even her website is cute! Hello, there is a reindeer in a moustache. Kate has worn McCartney before, so we will certainly see the baby in a McCartney jumpsuit. (They're called "onsies" for babies, right?)
Every fashionable Brit needs a fascinator, including babies. BABY FASCINATORS ARE FASCINATING--is that a Tumblr yet? Because it should be. Philip Traecy adorns every royal noggin at one time or another, so we can't wait to see what he whips up for Baby Cambridge. It's gotta be better than those stupid elastic headbands babies usually wear.
Oooh, baby, baby!