Vera Wang’s daughters, 13 and 16, wear items from her lower-priced Lavender line, Marc by Marc Jacobs and some Miu Miu “as a special treat,” but otherwise “live in T-shirts like Clu.” And the designer admits that, though she is not morally opposed to tweens wearing haute couture, putting a 12- or 13-year-old in her collection campaign has “just never really presented itself to me as something that I would do in fashion.”
Fremar, whose youngest client is 25-year-old Anna Paquin, agrees. “I don’t think I would ever pick up an 11-year-old,” she says. “That’s too much responsibility. You become like a mom. You want to nurture this person; you don’t want to corrupt her. I mean, I’m sure I could do it and make her look cute, but then you wonder, Am I the devil? Am I ruining this girl’s life? I don’t want to be that person.