Celebrities often make headlines for their great style and their enviable wardrobes, and many of these individuals end up launching a fashion line, or a capsule collection with some of the big brands. But there are also A-listers who have launched a children’s clothing line, and some are so stylish that they would even get the Kardashian kids’ stamp of approval.
Speaking of the Kardashian kids, North West, the daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, definitely seems to have learned a thing or two from her fashion-loving parents because her outfits often make headlines -- and many people think that she has a better wardrobe than theirs. So, perhaps it was only a matter of time before the family launched a clothing line, with the help of their daughter. But they are most certainly not the only celebs to have a children’s line that was inspired by their own kids, and model Molly Sims and Heidi Klum have admitted that their collections were influenced by their own little ones.
Below are 20 A-listers who have launched a clothing line that’s worth knowing about, some are pushing gender boundaries and creating garments free from stereotypes, while others are designed with function and quality in mind.
20 Kim Kardashian And Kanye West Have A Kids Collection Designed By North
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are raising three children, but it is their eldest, North West, that continuously makes headlines for her fantastic style -- in fact, most people think she has better, and more expensive clothing than them. So, with this in mind, and considering that both of her parents are fashion moguls, it was only a matter of time before there was a Kimye clothing line.
In 2017, Kim Kardashian announced that she and her husband had created a kids' clothing line, with the help of their daughter, North, who modeled some of the garments and picked out fabric and colors, Cosmopolitan reports.
19 Celine Dion Opted To Create A Gender-Neutral Line In A Bid To Promote Equality
Celine Dion is a mother, but she is also a woman who wanted to create a clothing line that is gender neutral. According to People, Dion partnered with the clothing line NUNUNU to create a capsule collection called CELINUNUNU.
The collection featured multiple styles for kids between zero and 14 years, all of which are free from “outside stereotypes." Speaking of her decision to create the line, Dion had this to say: “CELINUNUNU lets children choose outside stereotypes and norms so they can bring from within their own tastes and preferences. We help them feel free, creative, inspired, respectful of one another and happy in the world.”
18 Rachel Zoe Is The Queen Of Fashion, And Her Paul Frank Kids Collection Is So Chic
Rachel Zoe is a loved and respected clothing designer, but it was her collaboration with Paul Frank Kids that really stood out for us. According to InStyle, Zoe described the line as "easy and fun and comfortable for the kids."
Apparently, Zoe wanted to create a clothing line for children since she was pregnant but never had the opportunity. Well, until this collaboration presented itself. And because she is a mother to two sons, she also understands the importance of creating items that are functional and comfortable, and it was with this in mind that she created the line.
17 Busy Mom And Fashion Moghul Jessica Simpson Has A Line That’s Fun
When people think of Jessica Simpson they may think of her as a singer, or a reality TV star (back when she was married to Nick Lachey) but she is also a savvy businesswoman who has created an impressive fashion empire, and People notes that it’s worth $1 billion. Among her many lines, she also has a kids clothing line.
In 2016, she debuted her children's clothing line Babies R Us with a fashion show at Fort Worth, Texas. The fashion show featured mini models wearing adorable, girly pieces including peplum styles, fringing, and animal prints, People reports.
16 Victoria Beckham Is Celebrated For Her Designs, And Her Collaboration With Target Is No Different
Victoria Beckham has an eponymous line, but she has also collaborated with Target for a cheaper line of children's wear, and this was something that she always wanted to do -- which is perhaps not unexpected considering she has four children.
Beckham spoke to Refinery29 about why she decided to collaborate with Target, explaining, "It's been a dream of mine to do so for a long time.” She also added that the line, which is her first kid-friendly collection, “was born” when she was pregnant with her daughter, Harper, and that it was very girly.
15 Reese Witherspoon’s Brand Has A Mommy-And-Me Collection, Which Is Just Too Cute
Reese Witherspoon launched the lifestyle brand Draper James to honor her Southern heritage (the names are even a combination of her grandparents' names, Dorothea Draper William James Witherspoon). As part of her brand, she has also created a Mommy and Me collection, for mama's who want to match with their little ones with similar colors and patterns.
According to the Draper James blog, the capsule collection was a collaboration between Rockets of Awesome and also Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and this was the first time that the brand focused on kids' clothing.
And perhaps the best part about the collection is that Witherspoon used her family as models.
14 Model Molly Sims Has A Capsule Collection With Swimwear Brand Minnow
Model Molly Sims has worn many swimsuits during her work, but she was inspired by her own children, who she shares with husband Scott Stuber, for her collection with swimwear brand Minnow.
The collection launched in 2018, and Sims chatted to People about her capsule collection, noting that in addition to being inspired by her children, she also chose gender-neutral prints (a blue floral print). “I wanted to make sure that the print had the perfect balance of feminine and masculine so all three of my kiddos could rock it!” she said. “I chose French blue because it’s my all-time favorite color.”
13 Heidi Klum And Babies R Us Partnered Up For A Collection That Little Ones Would Actually Wear
Heidi Klum has created many clothing lines (after all, she is a former supermodel) including a low-cost line with the German grocery store Lidl. But she’s also tried her hand at designing for children in 2012, and joined forces with Babies R Us to create a clothing line that's “scrumptious.” At least, that was the name of the collection, Truly Scrumptious.
Klum has four children of her own and she was inspired by them for her line, InStyle notes. And according to E! News, the collection included floral print pieces, printed leggings, tie-dye print tops, and even a faux fur vest.
12 Gwen Stefani’s Kids Clothing Line Is Just As Quirky As Her Own Fashion, And It Rocks
When it comes to style, Gwen Stefani is definitely an individual, and she has used her fashion sense to create two fashion brands, L.A.M.B., and Harajuku Lovers. But she also collaborated with Target to create a children’s clothing line called Harajuku Mini, which according to Rolling Stone was sold online and in Target stores from the end of 2011.
According to the publication, Stefani told Women’s Wear Daily that the opportunity to create this line was a “dream,” and she explained that she had wanted to create a line that was inspired by “the super cute and playful kid’s clothing you find in Japan.”
11 Haylie Duff Has A Practical And Fun Clothing Line Called Little Moon Society
Haylie Duff (who also happens to be the sister of Hilary Duff) is the proud creator of the children’s brand Little Moon Society, which she designed with her business partner, Jessica Frank.
People magazine notes that all the pieces were handmade in the United States, and feature comfy and soft garments that have been created so that children can play freely, and in comfort. Duff told the publication it was with this in mind that she designed the collection, but she also wanted to design “things that were made really well and last well, and were still really quality pieces.”
10 Tori Spelling Opted For Bright Colors And Prints For Her Clothing Collection, Because Why Not?!
Tori Spelling is a mama to five children, who she shares with husband Dean McDermott. Although she must have her hands full raising so many children, she also managed to find time to be involved in many business ventures, including designing a children’s clothing line called Little Maven by Tori Spelling.
She launched the line with JC Penney, and it included clothing for newborns, infants, and toddlers, and her idea was to create functional and casual clothing that was bright, fun and bold (instead of, in her words, the typical “boring prints” on baby outfits), People notes.
9 Paris Hilton Is Not A Mom, But She Knows A Thing Or Two About Fashion
Paris Hilton is a children’s designer, apparently. The line is a bit unexpected, considering that Hilton is not a mother, but she does know a thing or two about fashion (and has an enviable wardrobe). According to Bustle, Hilton designed clothing that was available online, and the publication notes that this photo is an example of what was on offer.
In 2017, she made headlines again, this time for a collaboration with a comedian on a children’s line called Bottle Service Apparel. Refinery29 notes that the line is meant to be for “an emerging market — young DJs under the age of 10.”
Hilton has also told E! News that was excited to have a child in the future, and felt she would be the “best mom” -- so, perhaps, another kids' collection will be in the future.
8 Of Course, Beyoncé Has Conquered The Kids' Market To With Her Dereon Girls By Beyoncé Brand
Beyoncé has created activewear brand IVY Park (which was originally in partnership with U.K. retailer Topshop), but she and her mom, Tina Knowles, launched the clothing line House of Deréon long before this. The mom and daughter duo created their line in 2005, and according to New York Daily News, it was named after Beyoncé’s grandmother.
Then in 2007, Bey launched Deréon Girls by Beyoncé, although not all moms would dress their kids in this line, and it actually received criticism for being too adult. Washington Post notes that she also received criticism for the ads featured girls wearing makeup and heels.
7 Nicky Hilton Has The Most Adorable Collection With Tolani For Mamas Who Want To Match With Their Kids
Another Hilton woman to create a children’s clothing line is Nicky Hilton, but unlike her sister, Paris, she is actually a mother to two children who she shares with her husband, James Rothschild.
In 2017, Hilton made headlines after she announced that she was collaborating with Tolani on a clothing line for mamas and their children, which would launch the following year. She shared the news on social media, posting a photo of two blonde models wearing very cute outfits. She accompanied the photo by writing, “Excited to announce my new mommy + me collection Coming Spring 2018 #NHxTolani.”
6 It’s Not Just Mamas That Create Children’s Clothing Lines, As Jay Z Proves
Although most of the clothing lines on this list have been created by female celebrities, there are also male celebs who have launched clothing lines, notably Jay Z.
Jay Z and his business partner Damon Dash launched the fashion line Rocawear in 1999, and branched out to include children's clothing -- although Daily Mail notes that the boys' division was among the departments affected by a series of layoffs.
Among the children who featured in the campaign were Tristin and Tyler (pictured here) who were the face of the Rocawear Kids' Spring/Summer 2013 campaign, the Tristin and Tyler website notes.
5 Giuliana Rancic And Abercrombie Joined Forces For A Clothing Collection That Pushes Gender Boundaries
Giuliana Rancic teamed up with Abercrombie & Fitch for their Abercrombie Kids line to create a collection that was for both boys and girls, and according to People, it was part of the brand’s Everybody Collection -- a gender neutral collection.
And what better person to work on a collection for children with Rancic, than her very own son, Duke? Rancic’s 6-year-old was involved in the creative process, including prints and graphics. “I am beyond excited to be collaborating with a brand that empowers Duke to dress in any color, size or style he chooses,” Rancic told People.
4 Sarah Jessica Parker And Gap Have Created A Clothing Line Inspired By Hand-Me-Downs (And The Campaign Is So Cute)
Sarah Jessica Parker is a woman who has been celebrated for her great sense of style for a long time (in part thanks to her character Carrie Bradshaw). But the actress was also inspired to create a clothing line with Gap, which was influenced by hand-me-downs, Variety reports.
The limited edition is called Gap | Sarah Jessica Parker, and the publication notes that the designs were for both boys and girls, roughly aged 3 to 13 years old. As for what inspired Parker? The publication notes that she was influenced by pieces from her childhood, and pieces that her children had worn and shared.
3 Tattoo Artist Dr. Woo Is Used To Creating Patterns On Skin, But He’s Changed It Up With A Children's Clothing Line
Tattoo artist Dr. Woo has tattooed many celebrities, and his ink covers the skin of many people, and now his clothes do too. According to Inked Mag, Woo is a father to two sons with his wife, Jayme Free, and the couple along with a friend, Jo Scapa, were inspired by their children to create a super cool kids line. The line is called Juju + Woo.
It wasn’t Dr. Woo’s first fashion line, and the publication notes that he had previously collaborated with Converse, but it was his first in children's wear. The line includes pajama sets and hoodies, which are designed to be cool, but also comfortable.
2 We Can’t Forget Proud Mom Of Three Kourtney Kardashian And The Kardashian Kids Line
We mentioned that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West launched a fashion line with the help of their eldest child, North West, but the Kardashian clan had created a line for children long before this.
In 2014, Kim, together with her sisters Khloé and Kourtney, created the Kardashian Kids line with Babies R Us, designed only for little girls up to 24 months. But we have chosen to focus on Kourtney because of her comments on the collaboration, and according to Entertainment Weekly, she explained that the line started with girls clothes because it was easier.
“I think girls’ (clothing) was easier for me to wrap my head around,” she said.
1 Ellen DeGeneres Has A Collection That Includes Everything From Apparel To Blankets, Plus She's Partnered With Gap
Ellen DeGeneres is much more than a talk show host, and among her many ventures, she also has a baby line. According to Women’s Wear Daily, her label, ED Ellen DeGeneres launched a baby collection that included swaddles, footwear, bibs, and even blankets and bedding.
“Each piece has a message of love and the line is filled with whimsical and fun pieces,” she said in a press release for the collection. "I don’t have a baby but I love to be swaddled and you will too.”
DeGeneres has also launched an apparel collection with Gap Kids (pictured), which was aimed at young girls -- and featured six girls in the ad campaign -- and encouraged them to be themselves.
References: Cosmopolitan, InStyle, Refinery29, Draper James Blog, People, E! News, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Washington Post, New York Daily News, Daily Mail, Tristan and Tyler, Variety, Inked Mag, Entertainment Weekly, Women's Wear Daily, GapInc.