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Suri Cruise, 7, to launch clothing line

Fashionable seven-year-old Suri Cruise is rumoured to be launching a clothing line this fall.
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Ryan Porter, May 13, 2013 12:37:37 PM

From the mind of the fashion icon who made headbands happen comes the next innovation in style: Suri Cruise, 7, is reportedly launching a clothing line.

Appropriately called Suri, the line is coming to a New York department store this fall, according to London newspaper the Sun. The Suri line will include dresses, tops, jeans, shoes and accessories. If it’s successful, it will expand to stores across America.

“Most girls dream of being able to make their own clothes, this just means her drawings will now become a reality,” a source told the paper. “It’ll be interesting to see how it pans out. There’s nothing around quite like it.” This could be because most companies are uncomfortable letting seven-year-olds steer a fashion brand.

Thankfully Cruise will work with her mom, Katie Holmes, and Holmes’s stylist and design partner Jeanne Yang, to bring her ideas to fruition rather than just leaving her alone in a room with a sewing machine. The grown-ups on the team have their own fashion-forward women’s wear line, Holmes & Yang.

Suri isn’t the only celebrity spawn to emerge as a budding designer. Heidi Klum and Seal’s son Johan Samuel “designed” for Klum’s kids’ line Truly Scrumptious last month, but that turned out to just be his doodles of monsters that they slapped on some baseball Ts. It’s not like he had to learn draping or anything.

I’m assuming (slash praying) that similarly Suri’s line is going to be only very loosely based on her ideas. Otherwise this mystery New York department store will be stuck with a lot of puppy-print bridal gowns.

Update: What? The outrageous report in a trashy British tabloid newspaper is wrong? Holmes’ spokesperson told Vogue U.K. the story is “100% not true.”

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