Shiloh Sparks First Fashion Trend
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt's three-week-old daughter has already made her first fashion statement after appearing on the cover of America's People magazine in a trendy T-shirt. SHILOH NOUVEL JOLIE-PITT wore a vintage-washed grey cotton T-shirt with the words "The Pots + Pans Band" on her first magazine cover, causing the $42 (GBP23) shirt to immediately fly off store shelves. After the magazine hit newsstands last week (ends09JUN06), baby boutiques and high-end retailers including Barney's New York, Fred Segal and Bloomingdale's were inundated with telephone calls and Internet orders. The shirt's designer, KINGSLEY AARONS, claims he was stunned by the response saying, "It just hit me how big a deal this is." Aarons was inspired by his own two-year-old son ZEPHYR, when the amateur drummer began banging away on pots and pans in the family's kitchen. The designer says other celebrity parents who dress their kids in his shirts include Johnny Depp, Gwen Stefani, Seal and Heidi Klum and Slash from GUNS N' ROSES. He adds, "Brad and Angelina are definitely our customers. The new generation of young, hip parents are looking for outfits they would wear themselves." Aarons is currently working with the celebrity couple's representatives to send baby T-shirts to Africa to help needy newborns.