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When Beyoncé and Blue Ivy posed for an Instagram video earlier this month in matching denim jackets from Gucci, they singlehandedly changed the way we look at mommy-and-me outfits. This wasn't your typical cheesy matchy-matchy sundress moment. They were wearing Gucci — one of the hottest luxury brands on the planet right now.
It only took watching the video on a loop for, oh, about 10 minutes straight for a lightbulb to go off in my Gucci-obsessed head: "I know I can't afford Bey's adult-sized denim jacket, but I might be able to afford her four-year-old's." Crazy, I know, but hear me out.
Luxury clothes for kids may be expensive, but they're still significantly cheaper than adult ready-to-wear. You won't find Blue's denim jacket on the Gucci website (it was custom-made), but you will find a similar embroidered version in the kiddie section for $860. Compare that to Gucci's menswear rendition for $2,950, and you'll understand what I'm getting at.
Which brings me to the actual point of this article: Have you seen Gucci's kids' collection recently?! Now that the brand has Alessandro Michele onboard as creative director, the designs are playful and appropriate for kids but somehow still mature enough for adults. It's like Michele created literal carbon copies of his women's and menswear, but for tiny humans who don't even know how to say Gucci yet. I'm talking printed sweatshirts and lurex skirts, mini purses and crochet berets.
Don't get me wrong: I'm aware that I, a grown-ass woman, cannot fit into kid sizes. But if I could, you better believe I'd be Gucci'd down to my glitter, horse-bit Mary Janes in a heartbeat (and for half the price).
Whether you're looking to re-create Beyoncé and Blue Ivy's mommy-daughter look with your own little one, or want to see if you could squeeze your adult forearms into a kid's leather jacket, we've rounded up the best looks from Gucci for kids. Do with it what you will. (And if you’re thinking ‘who even buys this stuff for their kid,’ know that some of these items are already sold out):
I mean, what kid is even cool enough to wear a leather jacket like this? The glitter flats and pink tulle skirt are a little too flashy for my taste, but YOLO. I wonder if I could squeeze my foot into a kid's size 33 shoe.
There's a child out there somewhere stunting on my entire existence with this look. The jacket is similar to Blue's, but of course it's sold out.
Gucci embroidered denim jacket; Check flannel dress, $490; Red boots.
Gucci's sweatshirts are at peak popularity right now, so you know Michele had to bring out the mini versions. This strawberry one would fit me like a crop top, and I'm weirdly okay with that.
If I saw a kid wearing this leather jacket, I'd probably ask them to beat me up. Is it okay if I refer to a child's clothes as badass?
I won't ever be truly happy until I own this toddler-sized, pineapple beret. I'm only slightly ashamed of this.
This is an actual replica of one of Gucci's dresses from fall 2015, but for A CHILD. #TrueLuxury.