Anna Wintour bans babies, toddlers from any future NYFW runway shows

During New York Fashion Week, little North West threw not one but TWO front-row tantrums. It’s not North’s fault, of course. Her parents are just jackasses and they don’t realize that front-row at a fashion show is not the best place for a toddler. The first tantrum came at Kanye West’s Adidas show, while Anna Wintour was sitting right next to Kim Kardashian (Kim was holding North). The second tantrum came when Kim, Kanye and North were sitting front row at Alexander Wang’s show. Kim was so embarrassed, she took North backstage and left her there while Kim returned to her seat. After those displays, it’s been rumored that Wintour was considering putting her foot down. Now The Daily Mail says it’s happened, and Nuclear Wintour has officially BANNED children from runway shows.

Ice queen Anna Wintour has told designers not to allow toddlers on the front row at fashion shows she attends after Kim Kardashian’s daughter North threw a double tantrum. The US Vogue editor told aides of the ban during London Fashion Week, I can reveal.

The final straw for Wintour came when North got agitated during her father Kanye West’s recent show in New York and the one-year-old had to be taken out of the room by a nanny. During little North’s outburst, Wintour, 65, wrinkled her nose in disgust.

This followed North’s previous flare-up at another recent New York show, which left Anna looking distinctly unimpressed, left.

[From The Daily Mail]

Anna Wintour has similar bans on puppies, toothy smiles, kittens, laughter, gluten, glitter and hearts of gold. No children, ever!! I actually see Wintour’s point, but it shouldn’t be her call. It should be the PARENTS deciding that their children don’t belong at fashion shows. But since that won’t happen any time soon, yes, let’s just go ahead and make the decree. I wonder if Paris Fashion Week will follow suit, because North West has been to a bunch of PFW shows in the past. I’ve always assumed that designers welcome North at their shows because she’s the most popular member of her family.


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  1. Snazzy says:

    I know Nuclear Wintour is the devil but this actually made me smile 🙂

    • denisemich says:

      She is not in control of Fashion Shows, she is the editor of Vogue. I don’t understand how she can ask that.

      This season it was not just North West in the front row. It appeared to be a slew of toddlers.

      The new hot thing for designers is high-end children fashion. I think this is more about free publicity for children’s fashion than it is about wanting to bring children along. Alexander Wang designed North’s outfit, I think they had to bring her.

      • Felina says:

        I think she is saying “Ban children from shows I attend”

      • Bea says:

        I don’t think any actual designers are making high-end ready to wear children’s clothes, outfits designed for celeb kids are usually one of a kind and the kids are whored out to media.

        I love what AW is doing, she takes her job seriously and the fashion week is a serious event. A director wouldn’t want a toddler throwing a tantrum during Hamlet’s big soliloquy, a surgeon wouldn’t want someone screaming at them while operating, hell if I was a designer I wouldn’t want my show to be overshadowed by some brat (clearly this is not the case here).

        I am all for professionalism and if you’re presenting your new designs to the leaders of a multi million dollar industry (yes fashion is a billion dollar industry no matter how much we are exposed to the celeb wearing clothes aspect) then you should show a little respect because let’s be honest there are so many fashion designers who never get that chance.

        Kanye West can do whatever he wants, no one takes him seriously anyway but Alexander Wang has disappointed me greatly.

      • Diane says:

        Check it out … Stella McCarthy is only one of many designers with a childrens/toddler line along with Burberry, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana, etc.

      • MCraw says:

        She is very much in charge of every show, especially the ones she deigns to attend. This is the woman who told Oscar De La Renta to change all of the FABRIC of his show a few years back and he scrambled to do it. She tells all of them, young and old what to do and they listen. Hate her or love her, Anna is incredibly powerful in fashion on a global scale, most especially during NYFW, her backyard.

      • tabasco says:

        Oh, I think Anna’s got *plenty* of power to make this call. She’s been known to tell designers to change fabrics, colors, etc. – – and some do it. It may not fly with all designers at every FW, but I would bet that we’ll be seeing fewer kids at shows.

        And I hardly think this is coming from Anna’s concern for the children staying up late/being used as accessories/etc, but it’s still a completely appropriate business call. Those shows are serious stuff for the parties involved. Would you bring your toddler to a board meeting? No.

        Completely enjoying that this comes on the heels of Kim K’s bringing a kid, not Beckham or whomever else. Ha!

      • Sal says:

        Fashion shows are like business sales meetings. You would not allow people to bring babies to meetings where your business is trying to make a sale. Kids should be banned.

      • Trashaddict says:

        Why, why, WHY is this women powerful? She doesn’t even freaking know how to dress herself! The damn hair never changes. The clothes are throwbacks. And she is just plain mean, as near as I can tell. I just don’t get it.

      • piinksock says:

        It’s mind boggling that this is even a thing. Why does any one need to be told no t to bring their children? You don’t just bring a toddler to work, have him sit in a board meeting, Why bring them to a fashion show? Children aren’t accessories, they need to be home in bed. If you can’t get a sitter, you can’t go out. Tough titties. That’s the reality of parenting.
        The children aren’t buying the clothes, even if the designers do have a kids range.
        I get it there may be child models, but there is no need whatsoever for children to be in the audience. It’s rude and inconsiderate to subject everyone trying to watch to the consequences of your decisions. If my kids get fussy in public, I take them outside or remove them to a parents room. Is that not a thing any more?
        I’d never take my kids to any thing like it. I swear parents are selfish and idiotic these days.

    • denisemich says:


      Designers do have ready to wear children’s clothing. Just a few designers of note are Oscar De La Renta, Burberry, Lanvin and Gucci.

      • Peggy says:

        Bea, I guess you miss D&C show last week in Milan, the models walked with their kids, babies included.
        Children are going to cry and act out, even adults act like babies, what is their excuse.
        Anna has no control or say at fashion shows, sure the designers may want their designs in Vogue but they’re other magazines out there.

      • noway says:

        Sorry Anna really can probably do this if this piece of gossip is true. She is still the fashion magazine guru. There may be other magazines, but Anna is Anna, and a big force in fashion.

        Moreover, I think most people would agree with her, and it probably never occurred to them to have a ban as no one was that stupid to try it with a two year old. If there is a show where the models were with their children or children’s clothes that is a different case, and an exception could obviously be made. While I agree that children’s fashion is becoming a big new market it is hardly the big market of the fashion runway now, nor the vast majority of the runway shows.

        Still there are some places where a parents really shouldn’t subject not just the other patrons, but their child to. What redeeming quality does this event have for a two year old. Most two year olds unless it is nap time want to move, and not a great place for that there, plus no snack to be had while on Kim’s couture outfit. It used to be that there were certain places people expected a child to behave or if they couldn’t not be there. At two, North really shouldn’t have those sort of expectations put upon her by her clueless parents, but according to Kim she is so smart I am sure it never occurred to her that she might act up. Guess what she is two. Wake up smell the coffee, and stop using your kid as the designer puppies you throw away for pap shots.

      • denisemich says:

        We shall see what happens. Paris Fashion Week starts today. North West is already in Europe. LOL>

      • Sal says:

        So? But the point is that this is a sales meeting to buyers and reporters and leaders of the fashion industry. You would not have kids at your business’s sales meetings. If there are kid models, you can bet they are vetted and they are employees to show the product, not some vanity ticket given to some stunt queen mother.

        The designers and workers of these companies want to make the best impression, and it is an insult and damaging to them when a brat is making their own show in the middle of the audience. It effects their living and it is incredibly selfish for a parent to bring a child.

      • Trashaddict says:

        noway – so true….

    • runCMC says:

      Here’s my question though: if they’re beinging north to these events it’s because she’s being invited by the designers, right? I mean, they’re even sending Kimye clothes to put her in. Not to say that I think they should be doing it- she’s a baby and a loud fashion show is no place for a baby. But…it’s not like they’re being clueless jerks dragging a kid somewhere she’s not welcome… They’re being clueless parents, but if the baby is being invited, accepting the invitation isn’t rude to the other attendees.

      • MCraw says:

        It’s completely possible Kim tells them she’s bringing her daughter and then they design for the whole family.

        It’s just so disrespectful and inappropriate to bring a child to an adult function. Parents who do this are usually the most obnoxious self-serving kind of parents anyway, and I always steer clear of them and their kid.

      • DrM says:

        I second your comment MCraw…I don’t even want to sit next to kids on flights…let alone at something intended for adults….which a fashion show obviously is. And yes, before you all assume I’m childless I have four kids of my own and I always hired babysitters for any event not specifically geared for children.

      • Anna says:

        +1 to @DrM This is a display of *art* for which many, many hours–years, even–of work have been given and the runway show is the big reveal. It is not “cute” to bring children to such an event and I think the designers and parents looking to pimp children for brand publicity need to check themselves. Additionally, I have had my eardrums and hearing damaged by screaming children, one in particular the child of a friend, this child would scream at the highest decibel *on purpose* because she knew it upset people/got a rise and she was so spoiled (parents) that the screaming would just happen out of the blue. This is more than just one child and occasion. I can’t abide being at a professional event like this and having a child act out in such a way (whether regular child’s tantrum or a high-pitched screaming fit), but for some reason, one is made to feel badly for not accepting this.

  2. Sooloo says:

    Ugh, what horrifyingly oblivious parents these 2 twits are. I agree, it shouldn’t have to come to someone making an official decree about what’s considered acceptable behavior; parents should know, and acknowledge, there are simply places that their little ones don’t belong, and show some common sense and common damn courtesy toward other attendees.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Parents *should* know where it’s acceptable to take their kids, but these days most don’t. My fella took me to see an action movie recently, and right before it started in walks this couple with a very tiny baby. Sure enough, when the movie got loud, the baby started crying on the top of his lungs. Instead of taking him outside, his parents just let him cry through the movie. Annoying, inappropriate, and just bad parenting all around.

      • noway says:

        Funny you said that, the local movie theatre near me when my daughter was a baby had a baby movie day and time. Where mothers could bring their babies and they could watch the movies. I thought it was a brilliant idea, because my daughter when tired could sleep through a tornado, but I would never think of bringing her into a theatre as a baby otherwise, just because you never know. What I remember was that most the times you never heard the babies as they all just slept, but if your baby did cry everyone there was in the same boat and understood. I appreciated it, as it was fun to get out and do something I used to do for a while. Once she was a toddler I would never take her into a movie pretty much until she was 5 and then it became all kids movies.

        I think most parents still feel the way you think, but the minority who feel that parenting means no sacrifices, and we need to bring them everywhere with us, are just a bit bigger of a minority and certainly a bit more out there than they used too.

      • Sofia says:

        That happened to us also, last year, can’t remember the name of the movie, but we went to cinema to watch an action movie, there were guns, and blood, and everything you expect from that type of movie. And there was a woman with her husband and little boy maybe two years old. It was very late maybe around 11PM and kid was crying and screaming and than walking to other people in the room and jumping around, parents were sitting, watching the movie and eating popcorns, I felt so sorry for that child because obviously his parents are idiots. People were so annoyed that one man even called for manager.

      • TheOnlyDee says:

        My coworker went to see Fifty Shades of Grey and said that a woman had brought her toddler to the movie. She also said someone went to go get a manager.

      • BaeOnBoard says:

        The worst I saw was at the remake of “Last House on the Left” – parents apparently didn’t check to see exactly WHY it was rated R, and then had to quickly stand up and evacuate their entire troop of young boys (maybe 9-12) when a graphic rape scene began.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        When I was a teen and saw Scream 2 in the theater, a woman brought her toddler. In the opening scene, when Jada Pinket Smith is being stabbed to death, the baby started screaming. Everyone was so shocked that someone had brought a child so young to such an obviously violent film.

      • PinaColada says:

        Omg. My sister is a teacher at an elementary school and said kids, even first graders, often come in talking about murder/zombie/cop shows and want to talk about it, even things like torture and r@pe scenes. Some even say they were scared or closed their eyes. I’m truly sickened by parents like that. Abd there are many. So disturbing that so many like that are parents to kids with innocent, immature brains.

      • TeaAndSympathy says:

        I know exactly what your sister means, PinaColada. I’m also a teacher in a primary (elementary) school, and the things some young children talk or write about are awful and very worrying. They talk about very violent movies, TV shows and computer games they are allowed to access or play,. Some tell me that their parents are fine with buying R rated games and DVDs for them. Others say their much older siblings introduce them to these things, or they play them at the non-custodial parent’s house. I also see some re-enacting scenes from movies or games in the playground and classroom. I personally avoid these things as they make my stomach churn, but some parents really need a damn good slapping to knock some sense into them.

    • vava says:

      I’d like to see someone ban Kim and Kanye from fashion shows! And while they are at it, ban them from the media! So sick of both of them.

    • ava7 says:

      I’m not at all surprised. I teach Kindergarten, and we have students who sing really vulgar “lyrics” (if you can call them that). They know all the words to rap songs.

    • Nikki L. says:

      I agree. Kids don’t belong everywhere, despite what entitled parents may think. This is NYFW, not Gymboree. They have like five nannies, Nori can stay home for the runway shows. I wouldn’t want to sit next to a screaming toddler in the front row of a fashion show either, and I shouldn’t have to, that’s rude.

  3. Lindy79 says:

    Honestly, I don’t think it should be left to the parents because parents like Kim and Kanye are morons who feel it appropriate to have a toddler front row at a fashion show in the first plac. We’re not talking about your average parents who may not be able to afford/organise childcare.
    Its nowhere near a child friendly environment, plus you’re exposing them to the press.

    • **sighs** says:

      You’re also exposing them to all that awful crap they call “fashion”.

    • Lucy2 says:

      Exactly. It is up to the parents now, and look what happened.
      Is simply not an environment for very young children. I have no problem with whoever runs the event placing a minimum age on attendees.

    • Josephine says:

      I agree. Kids are banned from plenty of places. I have kids and yet understand that sometimes, adults want a kid-free zone, or folks have determined that the environment is not suitable for kids, and that’s fine.

    • Eleonor says:

      Not everyone has common sense: once I was in a train and a mother starded changing her baby diaper RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME. I politely asked if she could go to the bathroom and SHE threated me like I was being insensitive…

    • Amy says:

      Yup, I adore kids but there’s a time and place I don’t want to deal with anyone’s adorable little ankle-biter.

    • Josefa says:

      This. I hate stepping across screaming and crying children while I’m at a bank or any other adult place where children literally have nothing to do but scream and cry, but I just count to ten and accept it, because I’m sure the parents wouldn’t take them there unless necessary. This, though? Nori won’t even remember that. You’re just making the whole situation more awkward for everyone for the sake of pimping your kid to the media.

      I see nothing wrong with this measure at all. Children and babies have nothing to do there and I’m sure most of the attendees can pay for a babysitter.

  4. Hullubaloooo says:

    If either of her parents had bothered to attend to their child when she was upset, she might not have kicked off so hard. Ugh. The picture that said it all for me was when North was screaming and Kim was looking behind her as if she was staring at a nanny to come sort it out, and that the tantrum was the nanny’s fault. Horrible, horrible, horrible. Poor child 🙁

    • Tate says:

      Poor kid doesn’t stand a chance with those parents. All the money in the world will not help.

    • Nicolette says:

      It’s ironic and sad that what embarrasses Kim is her toddler throwing a tantrum. Forget about the fact that mommy is one of the most shallow and narcissistic people on the planet, and found fame after a golden shower, her child acting up is just too much. Seems that along the way of thinking that her child is an accessory to whatever hideous outfit she’s wearing, Kim has forgotten that she is in fact a child. And a child has no place at a fashion show. I truly feel sorry for North West (sorry that name is ridiculous) having to grow up in that family.

      • TeaAndSympathy says:

        That’s just it, Nicolette – her child is simply an accessory. Remember the publicity she got over that (hideous) painted bag she got for her birthday or whatever it was? She knows full well that having her baby there will attract attention, and likely is also a ploy to refute some of the criticism she’s been given in the past for never being with her daughter. This poor child has been carted around from pillar to post lately – flying here, there and everywhere. She’s always trussed up in uncomfortable-looking “high” fashion and passed around from mum to nanny to granny and nanny… When does she play or even sleep? North’s parents are a pair of half-wits concerned only with themselves and their “brand”.

    • Christin says:

      I used to think a squad of good nannies might offer hope for this child. Yet now I doubt anything will help her avoid being like her idiotic, self absorbed parents.

  5. Veritas says:

    AW also complained about norths wardrobe. She thinks north should be in pinks and pastels not all black like her parents always make her ware. I do to think that an all black wardrobe is inappropriate for a baby or any child under 13.

    • RandomGirl says:

      When & where did she say that because I could personally shake her hand. I agree with her because they dress that baby like she’s color blind.

    • sionainne says:

      Yes, I’m sick of that child being dressed like she’s Rosemary’s Baby. She would look gorgeous in aqua.

      Also, whose hand is that in the third picture?? It is clearly a baby hand holding something, but both of North’s hands are accounted for and the phantom hand is off to the side unattached to anyone. Does anyone else see that?

      • Katy says:

        I saw that hand too. It’s holding something that Kim seems to be looking at. Very strange because it’s just out there with seemingly no arm attached. 🙂

      • TheOnlyDee says:

        It’s Alexander Wang’s niece, who attends all his shows.

    • InvaderTak says:

      Really? Kinda love that Anna did that. Let a kid a kid. Even she thinks poor north is used as an accessory.

    • MCraw says:

      Anna famously hates the color black. Not surprised by this at all, but never considered this angle. Lol. These people.

  6. Jess says:

    This woman irritates me for some reason, but good for her and I think it’s hilarious. Kim and Kanye were selfish idiots to take her there in the first place. I can’t think of one time we’ve seen them actually playing with her in a park or some place more appropriate for a toddler, hopefully the nanny takes her.

  7. MP says:

    It’s so sad that you need rules and regulations for everything these days. People are seriously lacking in common sense.

  8. minx says:


    • LadyJane says:

      Yep. I wouldn’t DREAM of bring my children to a business meeting – and that is what essentially a fashion shows are – business meetings with a bit of pageantry thrown in. People who bring their kids to catwalk shows haven’t the excuse that the sitter called in sick or they can’t afford a nanny. They bring them as a fashionable accessory and therefore are just selfish and tasteless.

    • FKA Pri says:

      Long time coming no?

      Children can’t sit in one place for too long. Any parent would know. Plus, this is common sense. Only how to expect that from the second most fame hungry family since the Kardashian-Jenners? So yeah, the decree is more than welcome.

      • enike says:

        FKA: “Children can’t sit in one place for too long. Any parent would know. ”

        How Kim would know? she never spends any time with North (unless it´s for photoshots) so it makes sense she doesn´t know how she would behave:)

  9. Jay says:

    Poor kid will never get to wear anything but black her whole childhood. Leather and studs just look so wrong on a toddler.

    • Delta Juliet says:

      And bullet proof vests.

      • Teri says:

        I think worse than the black is how uncomfortable the cloths look. Stiff boots and itchy looking lace. These people are so self-centered to think it’s ok to bring their child because they are all so special. And I seem to remember before she was born that Kanye insisted she wouldn’t be photographed all the time and now they have her out more than anyone else.

    • Nancy says:

      And fur. Don’t forget every two year old needs fur.


      • Daisy says:

        Compare to Harper Beckham, who is always beautifully dressed in grays and pastels: her clothes are clearly expensive, but are also clearly suitable to a young child.

  10. Brin says:

    Ban the K klan while you’re at it.

  11. chaser says:

    Leave it to parents to decide where their offspring are appropriate? Please no. This isn’t even a Kim and Kanye specific problem. If my workplace didn’t ban children except for in certain circumstances some parents would bring them in non stop whether they are working or not.

    I get the whole wanting to share experiences with your child as I have a 2 yo, but there are limits on where your children are welcome (newborns exempt) particularly in professional situations.

    • Lilacflowers says:

      I attended the ballet yesterday. All the ticket purchasing materials say that “babes in arms” should not attend. At a crucial moment in the plot, a baby screamed from the balcony and continued to cry through the rest of the performance and could be heard throughout the entire, large (I was in the orchestra) theater. I do favor exposing young children to the arts as soon as they are capable of sitting through a performance without disruption, but no way was that baby yesterday capable of appreciating that lovely, tragic ballet story and no way did North West belong at a fashion show.

      • chaser says:

        Geez! That is rough. My ‘newborns are exempt’ was more along the lines of necessary appointments or events (like a family or close friends wedding) where attendance isn’t exactly optional. I just cannot imagine taking an infant to a cultural event and on top of that not removing myself and them if they started to cry!!! I remember back when my daughter was young and I’d freak out in Target if she cried because I worried that I/she was annoying people.

      • Beckysuz says:

        That is just ridiculous. Selfish people with no sense at all. I wouldn’t even take my ten month old to a movie, much less a ballet. Why? Because he’s ten months old. He can’t be expected to regulate his emotions or sit still. While I might have signed up to deal with his babyness, the rest of the world did not. You want to go out ? Get a babysitter. Otherwise stay home

      • lunchcoma says:

        Yeah, that’s just insensitive to the people who are watching. My parents did make a point of exposing me to the arts as soon as possible – we started when I was about 4, with the plan of leaving at intermission whether I was antsy or not. Once I’d established I could sit through and enjoy the show, we got to stay for the entire concert. It’s not as if a “babe in arms” is able to understand what’s going on anyway.

      • TheOnlyDee says:

        A community college by me does a lot of ballet performances for children. The Nutcracker, Harriet’s Happiest Halloween, stuff like that. It’s been a great way to expose my daughter to ballet. I am not sure why people think taking children certain places is okay… especially when people have paid good money to see a performance.

      • Anna says:

        Wow, that’s insane. No common sense, seriously. What gets me really mad is when I spend a lot of hard-earned money–I am a contract teacher which equals very low wages–for an event and it is disrupted by other’s people’s rudeness. Not even necessarily children: I lucked out on a ticket for Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood in NY a one-man show 1 hr and 15 min non-stop and these women were texting their children the whole time even though we were all asked to please not use any devices (historic theater, tight seating, one-man show, etc!!!). Man seated next to me politely tapped one on the shoulder to please stop and she hisses back “I’m texting my child!” They spent hardly a moment actually listening to the show and then had the nerve to try to curse out the entire row behind them (which included me even though I said nothing to them, only that one guy who gently and very quietly asked them to please put the phones away) afterwards as we all got up to leave. Seriously, if you didn’t buy my ticket, you have no right to steal the experience from me. If you need to be in touch with your child for that *one* hour, then don’t come to the show. Sell the ticket and come another night or not at all. It’s just such a level of entitlement and rudeness that I can’t believe it. All these years later, I am still upset about it. I spent so much on that ticket, too. It was a big deal to me.

    • chloe says:

      This! I had a co-worker that was always bringing her sick daughter into the office and then she was to busy “working” to watch her, so of course the sick toddler is running around our desks spreading her germs, I finally lost it when she brought her in with pink eye.
      Sadly in North’s case it’s a matter that her fame whore mother is using her for PR and not considering it’s inappropriate place for a toddler.

      • M.A.F. says:

        Who the hell brings their sick child to the work place?! Where is your boss telling her she needs to either stay home with her SICK CHILD or find a babysitter?

  12. Macey says:

    Im surprised there wasn’t already a ban or at least an age requirement to be there. I assumed Nori and toddlers like Harper were only there b/c their parents were working there, has there ever been an issue with kids there before? I never heard of a any problems with Harper but then she has her parents who actually raise her there with her while poor Nori isnt used to those types of places or being with Kim without her nanny. I doubt she would have had a fit if her nanny was there with her.
    I think it needs to be up to the establishment/event to make the rules regarding kids since most parents have no clue how annoying and disruptive unruly kids can be to those around them. sorry, but if I paid big bucks to see this show, a meal or anything for that matter, I dont want my evening ruined by uncontrollable kids or the parents who seem clueless about them.

    • noway says:

      It was still a risk with Harper, but she was with her father whom she looks very comfortable with and her brothers, and it was her mother’s show. All kids are different, and maybe Harper is just the sit on Dad’s lap quiet kind of girl. (Honestly who could blame the girl for that) I think Kim and Kanye don’t really know their daughter’s temperament well, and she did it twice once at Kanye’s show which I could forgive them for because it was a family member show, but then they do it again at another designer.

      • jwoolman says:

        They probably had a plan in case Harper lost it. But she was with people she knew well, and who knew the signs of when she was getting cranky. Kim’s problem was that she doesn’t know how to deal with a toddler and Nori is just not very comfortable with her. And Nori just is much younger than Harper, developmentally she just can’t be expected to manage such a situation. Kim and Kanye seem to have no understanding of normal behavior for children at different ages. Kim keeps claiming things about Nori that are just impossible.

      • WardLittell says:

        Harper B makes Fash Week for me, such style and poise. All other small types, no!

  13. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    It shouldn’t need to be said,, but as some people don’t care about their child’s comfort or the distraction of the audience, somebody had to say it. Good for her.

    • Snazzy says:


    • Lilacflowers says:

      Exactly. Above, I related my story of a baby screaming during a ballet performance yesterday.

      • Snazzy says:

        Lilacflowers I saw your post above… it would have made me mental.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        That is inexcusable. People are so selfish. If you can’t afford a babysitter, you can’t afford to attend a ballet performance. The baby certainly isn’t getting anything out of it. I can’t believe she wasn’t asked to leave.

    • Bridget says:

      These shows represent hours and hours of work and hundreds of people’s jobs. Children crying and throwing a temper tantrum is an age-appropriate reaction, but it distracts from someone’s work and their big moment. It just seems so disrespectful to bring a small child.

    • Dońt kill me i'm french says:


  14. TX says:

    Do you think Anna is finally starting to realize what a monster she created being so supportive of Kanye and Kim??

    • NewWester says:

      I agree with that and also is it possible that Anna Wintour’s bosses are not impressed with her recent choices( putting Kim and Kayne on the cover of Vogue) and in order to keep her job gradually cutting her ties with Kim,Kayne and company?

    • FKA Pri says:

      I think Anna knew what she was getting into beforehand. He was probably bugging her with it. I mean, before they got the cover, wasn’t Kanye seen hanging around with Anna a lot? She knew Kanye was ambitious (to the point of ridiculous!). But then again, since she is also an editor and responsible for sales of the magazine she probably decided to give it a go. And, that edition did sell a lot. So yeah, win-win. Kim got to be on half the cover, Kanye got to brag about marrying a hoe who featured on Vogue, and Anna got her sales.

      However, as of today I believe Anna is totally sick of them. Anna also had kids, she could take care of them without bringing them to work , right? These two are just heights of stupidity.

      • Jeannierenee says:

        Magazine sales were minimal at best. Hardly the record breaker the Jenner spin team was projecting. Even then the Kardashian- Jenner clan were seen buying up copies and provably have bins and bins of the pathetic rag in storage and give them out as gifts and oar try favors any chance they get. In the end, it cost Kim & Kanye a fortune to buy their way on to the cover and feign the illusion of less than miserable sales. Only I be to make money on that disaster was Ms Wintour and even then, it’s proving to have been a costly error to her reputation and integrity, and doubtful I be she would ever repeat.

      • Amy says:

        Yup, the cover was a poor seller not counting what it made Vogue lose in cancelled subscriptions and public opinion. Under Anna and her attachment to Kim/Kanye the whole thing has become a running joke. Now she has to ban babies because some people refused to realize their kid wasn’t creating chaos.

  15. aquarius64 says:

    Fashion shows are no place for babies or toddlers anyway. Good for Witnour for the ban. Kimye now needs another excuse to be at these shows, besides Kanye’s lack of fashion sense.

  16. misstee says:

    Of course it should be her call and every other adults on the planet that doesn’t want a bunch of kids that have never been taught how to behave in public ( or kept away from public occasions they cant behave in) screaming in their ear

    – want to wait around for this particular batch of empty headed self involved special snowflake parenting style to go out of fashion whilst everyone else around them tears their own eyeballs out? I dont

    • **sighs** says:

      It doesn’t matter if you have taught your kid manners..not that you can teach a 1 year old manners. 1 year olds don’t have the attention span to sit for hours. This is why you don’t take them to things like this. Full stop.

      • misstee says:

        She is closer to two than one – but yeah that’s still too young unless they are chilled as anything. Don’t tell my Catholic mother you cant teach toddlers manners – she started me pretty young!

    • Mia4S says:

      “empty headed self involved special snowflake parenting style”

      THANK YOU! Let’s face it, this girl’s mother (a former porn star and waste of space willing to sell everything) and her father (an…idiot) wanted the publicity and treat their child as a prop. The baby could probably use a few more “Anna Wintours” in her life.

  17. Jessica says:

    Uh, she can’t ban anyone. She can ask designers to change their guest lists, but given that these days half of them don’t give a damn about her or US Vogue she won’t have a lot of luck.

  18. Amy says:

    Best thing she’s done this year.

    While I understand why this happens in some scenarios I’m tired of seeing parents bring their children to grossly inappropriate events and then try to claim victim hood when they disturb others.

    North is a baby. She needs peace. Bed times. Color… Her parents don’t want that, they want their child to be front and center posing for Baby’s First Bullet Proof Vest with 50 decibel music shrieking in her ear so some rational adult has to put their foot down.

    Of course folks do realize this will cut down on NW sightings by 50% right? Lol

  19. Anaya says:

    Poor North West. I feel bad for this little girl. In a way she will get the blame for the ban being in place although no one is directly saying it’s because of North but it is. She shouldn’t be blamed but think about it. The ban was never mentioned before North’s crying outburst got so much negative attention in the media. Maybe if Kim actually comforted her daughter instead of looking for the nanny to handle North maybe there wouldn’t have been a scene made then we would not hear about banning any children from the fashion shows.

    Of course, Kim and Kanye are the ones to blame. I agree that a fashion show isn’t the best place for very young children even if they’re quiet and well behaved. All children under 5 years old shouldn’t be admitted to fashion week in the front row or there anywhere. I think the children would have a better time at a park or a museum.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      No one is going to blame a one year old for her parents’ stupid decision.

      • msw says:

        Oh, sure they do. I’ve run into quite a few people who seriously hate children for existing and seem to think they are just spoiled little monsters, equal partners in blame with their dumbass parents who don’t understand their child’s limitations.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        I don’t hate children but a lot of them are spoiled little monsters with clueless parents.

    • Katie says:

      I think pretty much everyone understands the her parents are self involved and ill equipped to be parents. I haven’t seen anyone here blaming the child, just the patens, if they can be called that.

      • Anna says:

        @msw While I respect your experiences, I must disagree that many people “hate” children. It’s about proper home training and parents who do or don’t teach their children to be respectful individuals. Of course, North is too little to even be included in this; she’s still a baby who shouldn’t be anywhere near this kind of event. But it all comes down to the parents. Not to be crass but it’s the same with dogs. I don’t hate dogs though some people might jump to that conclusion. What I hate are the irresponsible, entitled dog owners who allow their dogs to crap all over the sidewalks (where children used to play) without picking it up or in the snow so that when spring comes, it’s just so much fun for all, or leaving nasty smudges all over the place. Or who bring their dogs inside stores and when you ask them to move the *large* dog with hair that will activate all of your allergies (!), they loudly tell their kids–*without moving the dog out of the aisle*–that some people just don’t like dogs. No, lady, I don’t like *you* and if I have to brush up against your big-ass dog inside this store, I will have an allergy fit. So yeah, people need to take responsibility, plain and simple, and stop acting so entitled.

      • msw says:

        that’s kind of my point, though. It isn’t the kids fault that their parents are clueless, yet some people act like they should be little adults. Those people are generally unreasonable and seem to be overgrown spoiled children themselves.

  20. Anon says:

    The parents in this case are moronic fame whores. The kid looks freaked out at every show she attends. Someone needs to tell them to stop using the kid as a prop. It’s not an age appropriate activity and it’s not like they are at church or a wedding.

  21. Tracy says:

    I have never once seen a picture of that poor kid with a smile on her face. She always looks either exhausted or terrified. The music at fashion shows is deafening. Why on earth would you subject a toddler to that for any other reason that to use her as a prop? With an egomaniacal father and a vapid, self involved mother, this poor kid is doomed.

  22. EC says:

    Real Question: What about Harper and the other Beckham kids? Those children are all part of the brand and and always extremely well behaved. I get the sense that they aren’t dragged kicking and screaming to their mom’s shows either. Can an exception be made for one of most adorable toddlers ever?

    But ya, overall I would say leave the kids at home. Don’t have kids myself but isn’t it fun to do “adult” things without your kids every now and then? Mama wants the free champagne and minimal responsibility for 30 minutes.

    • Ginger says:

      Good point

    • L says:

      Except Harper is 3, and has 3 older brothers to entertain her. Brooklyn was carrying her around. North is what-1? That’s to young, but you can tell if a 3 year old is able to sit through mommy’s show. Plus Posh and Becks aren’t dragging her around to all of the NYFW and Paris shows-to my knowledge she’s only been to Mom’s big show in NY.

      The boys have only been to a few as well and not until they were older. Plus they are 16, 12, and 10 now and that’s old enough to go to a show if they are well behaved.

    • lunchcoma says:

      Harper is cute, but I think the only way to be fair about this is to ban all of the kids. I’m sure the Beckhams can arrange other opportunities to be seen with their kids – they’re very smart about publicity.

    • Mltpsych says:

      Kim does most of her life without her baby, in her mind this was probably a special treat for North. This is how narcissists think. The child is an extension/reflection of them.

  23. Beatrice says:

    Bravo for Anna!! I’m sure Kim and Kanye think it was some other toddler meltdown that caused Anna to issue that decree–it couldn’t have been their precious accessory North.

  24. Bea says:

    I like seeing posh spice and her family attending shows together but they are always impeccable including the baby. Kim’s child always looks absolutely miserable, probably because she is. I want to feel bad for the kid but my god they are a repulsive family.

    • **sighs** says:

      Different kids have different temperaments. Some are very go with the flow and don’t mind loud noise (although if the music is as loud as you guys are saying, that’s not good for any young child), and others freak out and need a more calm environment. In any case, the attention spans are just not that long. There are places a little one just doesn’t belong.

    • Ginger says:

      I have a feeling that little North might be how my child was. He had to have his routine to be happy. He’s nearly 13 and still loves his routine. He had a total meltdown once when we were at Disneyland (the happiest place on earth!) when he was little. We were there with extended family. I had to excuse myself and take him back to the hotel to eat and have a nap. Even Disneyland couldn’t compete with his routine. Kanye and Kim both look so clueless in the photo where poor North is crying. That to me says it all, they have no clue! Listen to your kid.

  25. Gigi says:

    It’s a very rare 1-2 ye old that can sit still and stay quiet during an adult event like a fashion show. They can’t do it at a Denny’s but the difference is you can bring toys to keep them busy there.

    A lot of celebs sit front row at shows. Very few being children. Even less bring toddlers. North is a fashion accessory for her mom. She’s a living breathing reminder that she has Kanye’s child so let her in. She’s not putting her child’s well being first. Handing her off to a nanny mid tantrum probably causes more commotion too.

  26. Dawn says:

    Only until KanYe West throws a temper tantrum about needing his daughter there because he fears kidnapping or worse could happen to her. Too bad Anna that you unleashed all this the day you put Mr. and Mrs. Kardashian West on the cover of Vogue. All of this is your fault.

    • KayLastima says:

      I whole heartedly agree with this. Anna betrayed us with her decision to go ahead with the big F U cover. Well the worm has turned – and squirmed, and cried, and flailed. If her parents had any sense of decency or were in touch with social decorum she would not have been there in the first place. But her mother wears latex condoms as dresses ( I would say that they are Ray J’s used ones but he may not use condoms at all ) and her father is a nutter, so there you go.

  27. Cody says:

    Children should be banned from the front row except for Harper Beckham, who always seems well behaved and loves being with her Daddy and brothers at her mother’s fashion show . I even seen pictures of Anna smiling when she sits next to Harper.

  28. CK says:

    Why would you ever take and expect a walking 1/2 year old to be seated and still during anything in the afternoon? You’re asking for a tantrum, which all kids pretty much throw at that age.
    As to this ban, I’d support in a heartbeat if it was actually a thing that could be enforced. A fashion show is a work function meant to present months of work to the general public and potential buyers. Why on earth any designer would allow toddlers/babies to attend is beyond me. Especially at the age where there is just so much emotional volatility. One stern “No” or “Sit Down” can amount to 30 + minutes of wailing.

  29. Estella says:

    If this is true I will miss seeing that adorable cupcake, Harper Seven Beckham, at the shows. I wish Anna could ban all things Kardashian. She made her bed when she laid down with this trash.

    • Ginger says:


    • noway says:

      This is my compromise. Children of the designer could attend their own shows. Therefore if the designer is okay with their own child interrupting their show so be it. Harper seems to only be attending her mother’s shows, and seems to be an angel on her Dad’s lap. I also get the feeling if she even started to misbehave David would have her out of there before anyone would notice. Now if Kanye wants North to attend his show and interrupt so be it, but not another designer.

      • misstee says:

        Yeah – you can say what you like about the Beckhams but my God they are BIG believers in old school style British manners in kids – ive yet to see any of them kick off in public – same goes for Madonna – her Catholic upbringing must have kicked in.

  30. lila fowler says:

    Kim just uses her kid for attention. The whole thing was a pr stunt.

    • funcakes says:

      That back fired horribly. Pissing off Anna while working? Off with her head! Has Kim never watched “September Issue”?

  31. Debbie says:

    I attend fashion week for work and she is right kids should be banned! It’s bad enough that we have to delay the shows
    For attention seeking celebrities but that makes sense because it gives the collection press but a kid sorry no. Plus the shows are loud, the cameras are bright and honestly it’s no place for a kid. You never see a designer’s kid front row they are BACKSTAGE!

    Sorry but kids don’t belong everywhere and thise idea that there can’t be rules banning them is silly. This is an industry event showcasing hard work and art, kids should not be there. PERIOD!! Don’t give a flying fig how their parents feel.

  32. elo says:

    My son is just a month younger than North and no way no how can I imagine bringing him somewhere like that. They are no fun in public at this age. We can barely eat out much less expect him to wear uncomfortable clothes and sit still, unoccupied for more that 20 minutes.

    • Jayna says:

      Isn’t that the truth?

    • a cut above says:

      It’s awful, right? I have a 14 month old. Taking her *anywhere* but a large, grassy field where she can run freely is asking for disaster!

    • CK says:

      TIL: Never take a toddler who loves toy cars to a grocery store with carts that have attached plastic steering wheels on the childseats. It does not end well. at. all.

  33. Miran says:

    It really should be left to the parents, but obviously these two cant be trusted to make decent parental choices so someone has to make them for them.

  34. Jayna says:

    They use that baby as an accessory. It’s disgusting. There was no reason to prop a child that young, eighteen months old, up for photo-ops at a fashion show. She was too young and it was about them, not about the comfort and happiness of their child. Shallow human beings. And put some color on that baby. I’m sick of black and grey. That’s all this child has ever been in except for the occasional beige. Enough already.

  35. Paris says:

    Thank You Anna! Thank You!
    Kids are not fashion accessories.

  36. Sandy says:

    More to the point, North West is not toilet trained. Fashion accessories — expensive bags, furs, shoes — do not pee or poop. Is it possible that’s why North West was crying, and why Anna Wintour wrinkled her nose?

  37. Cynthia says:

    The last Dolce and Gabbana show in Milan was full of babies lol! the theme was mother/son love, wonder what Wintour will have to say about that.

  38. Anon33 says:

    So I presume she will somehow ban Dolce and Gabbana from having babies IN THEIR SHOW again? Because that happened last week…this isn’t all Kimye’s doing.

    Exactly, what Cynthia said.

    • ScrewStewrat19 says:

      That’s different though. It’s one thing if children are meant to be in the show and it’s the theme, but a regular fashion show not involving children is an inappropriate event for children.

      • Amy says:

        Exactly. I think it’s common sense to say if the child is supposed to be there then there are no complaints.

  39. belle de jour says:

    After the amount of creation, personal time, financial investment and sweat equity that a designer and team have poured into their extremely brief shot for the attention of retail buyers and future fashionistas alike, a wailing child is far more than a social faux pas – it is both insulting and potentially damning in all sorts of ways.
    Anna Wintour (or someone else, like Fern M.) does everyone an enormous favor by letting this be known & taking the heat off of designers: the designers don’t have to risk offending potential high-paying or visibility clients by banning their babies because they can always point to the ‘decree’ from the Queen; the designer + investors don’t lose everything they’ve worked towards in a matter of minutes; and everyone gets to focus on what they’re there for.

  40. Jenna says:

    This was the right thing to do: babies don’t belong at fashion shows, especially in the front row.

    I’m not a parent, but every time I see a baby having a tantrum I can’t help but think “awwwwwwwwwww what’s wronggggg?!!!” out of genuine concern. lol. I can’t differentiate tantrums from something being legitimately wrong yet; a skill, I feel, I will hone in on once I have a child of my own. lol.

  41. Amy says:

    I think the only reason Kim dragged poor North to fashion shows is because Victoria Beckham did it with Harper a few times. She just recently went to another one of her mom’s shows and while she looked supremely bored, she behaved. I remember a picture of Anna Wintour sitting next to Victoria holding Harper when she was quite young and Anna seemed to be enamored with little Harper. But all babies have their bad days and clearly Kanye and Kim were expecting way too much out of North. Leave the baby home with Kris or a nanny or leave her backstage. A fashion show is no place for a toddler.

  42. Andrea says:

    I dislike Anna Wintour and her smugness, but Kim and Kanye are the worst! I do agree, the little girl should be in all spectrum of colors, not just black (what is the deal with that, is that supposed to be haute couture for the little one?)

    I really wish they would just go away already.

  43. Sarah says:

    I disagree that it should be the parents’ choice. I think it should be the designer’s choice. That being said – the designers want Wintour front and center at their shows. Unless that changes, they will accommodate her. If I were Alexander Wang, I would have been royally ticked at Kanye. Its like people who bring babies to events when it is clearly adults names on the invitation. No, no and no.

  44. Dolly says:

    Because we all know that a toddler is the HOTTEST new fashion accessory. I’m sure once she reaches the awkward age of say 7 or 8 Years old? Shell be with a nanny, just like she probably is whenever she isn’t behaving perfectly with her parents. I just picture Kim not being able to handle the stress a toddler can cause and just passing her off. Sorry not sorry.

  45. Benchwarmer says:

    Gawd I’d love Queen Anna more than I already do if she did that. I think it is incredibly imposing upon others to bring your toddler or child that will be disruptive, to any event. I love kids and animals more than grown ups so this is no shade to kids. I just don’t love kids when I’m at an event trying to focus. So I can totally see her point. On a much smaller scale this mother used to bring her 4 or 5 yr. old daughter to a sporting practice that my kids were at. The child would pursue my attention relentlessly (because I was friendly and interested in her) that it was a challenge to focus on watching my kids.

  46. lunchcoma says:

    That seems like a sensible decision. Celebrities want maximum attention at those events, and now that one couple has received a great deal of it for bringing their child, I suspect there are others who are kicking themselves and wondering why they didn’t think of it. The ban is probably to prevent 5 or 6 mocktresses from showing up with their kids for the next show.

  47. seesittellsit says:

    Perhaps she’ll make an exception for her new best friends, Mr. and Mrs. Hunter-Cumberbatch when the Cumberbaby arrives. Oh wait – VOGUE is already throwing shade in Mr. Cumbers’ direction . . . wonder if Uncle Harvey is a better best friend for AW than HW’s former “It” boy for the awards season?

    • Andrea says:

      What shade do you speak of?

      • seesittellsit says:

        Ah you missed the VOGUE bit (9 Things We Learned from the Oscars) throwing a fair amount of shade on BC’s “greey/neediness” as opposed to Eddie Redmayne’s charming persuasiveness?

        “4. To win an Oscar, you have to want it, but you have to be careful about how you want it.

        The perfect case in point came in the Best Actor category, where Eddie Redmayne worked the circuit, but charmingly. Indeed, when I talked to Laura Dern a couple of weeks ago, she talked about how much she loved him. Although he was actually doing less campaigning, Benedict Cumberbatch came across as greedy for love and attention, even scheduling his wedding on Valentine’s Day as his odds of winning started slipping. His seeming neediness horrified his fan base, which didn’t really give a hoot about Alan Turing or The Imitation Game. They wanted their Cumby to be the guy who didn’t care whether he won an Oscar or even what other people thought of him. They wanted him to be like, you know, Sherlock.”

  48. Pumpkin Pie says:

    Does the ban include Kanye?

  49. funcakes says:

    Do we really Anna wintour to tell adults no to bring children to an adult event? I’m bored to tears just thinking about sitting through one of those shows.

  50. moot says:

    I really feel very sorry for North with the cards she’s been dealt. I hope she defies all odds and grows up to NOT be an entitled useless a$$hole in the vein of Paris Hilton. It could happen. I hope for her sake — and those who have to spend time around her — it does. But I fear the worst.

  51. teehee says:

    They just wish they were teh glamorous headline couple that is Posh and David– they can bring Harper to their own shows and its adorable— these twits are just wannabes to the point of absolute disconnection with reality.

  52. Abby says:

    Prefacing this by saying I’m the mother of a toddler.

    This headline made me smile. DUH people! Fashion shows are not ideal for small children.

  53. Umm..Anna, the Buster Brown wig is out, can’t you afford a hairdresser?

  54. 9 says:

    Anna Wintour, you horrible clay cant (that’s cant with a u)…too late, you’re the one who allowed the trash through the door…now when they take out the trash, you will go with it

  55. Ice Queen says:

    So, no more alive accessories? Smh…

  56. Stephanie says:

    North is an incredibly cute baby. Even her tantrum face is adorable.

  57. msw says:

    Kim look exactly like a RealDoll in that top photo. Which, I guess, is exactly what she wants.

    The way that poor child is just a human accessory is disgusting.

  58. Iheartgossip says:


  59. angee says:

    Kids belong some places and not others – it’s not fair to the CHILDREN to expect them to behave 100% of the time. Parents need to learn when to bring and when not to bring. The attention at a wedding belongs to the bride and groom. The attention and focus at a fashion show belongs to the work of the designers, not cranky front row toddlers. But enough about Kanye…

  60. Sara says:

    The don’t belong there anyway. Find a babysitter or don’t go, that’s what me and hubby do.

  61. Stacy says:

    I feel so bad for this little girl. My daughter is about the same age, and any parent who’s not an idiot knows that this can happen. We still take our daughter places with us, but guess what? We wouldn’t take her to a fancy restaurant, or a movie, or a fashion show. You know, places where people don’t expect little kids to be?

    But ultimately, I feel bad for her because she doesn’t have much of a chance. Unless she is an exceptionally free thinker, there’s not much chance she’ll turn out as anything more than a horribly entitled, clueless and obnoxious person.

  62. Flower says:

    Anna is a guest at NYFW, she does not own it or have any power there , except for her magazines influence,she may drop hints , but it’s up to the designers or the NYFW committee to make that call. I think the DM is full of it as usual.

  63. Leslie says:

    Little North West will be happy with that decision.

  64. Jane says:

    Kaiser, I can’t agree it should be the parent’s choice. It should be the designer’s choice or person or persons who are responsible for coordinating and running Fashion Week. Not Anna Wintour or the parents.

  65. Skeptical At Best says:

    Once again, Kim and Kanye ruin everything. Because they’re terrible parents, I don’t get to see Harper’s adorable face (the best thing about FW). You suck.

    • Curious Cole says:

      That’s my complaint! Harper is ridiculously well behaved and wouldn’t dare throw a fit in front of Wintour. Not until after Posh gets a Vogue cover, anyway.

  66. sweetface says:

    Darn! North West was the vest thing at that show.

  67. Dirty Martini says:

    I’m vacillating big time between “Can she do that?”….and “Should she do that?”….and “Hallelujah she did that

  68. Winterberry says:

    I feel sorry for the kid. She is obviously just an accessory. That said, there are some amazing ly crappy parents in the world. A girl I went to high school with put a picture of herself with her 11-year old daughter at 50 Shades of Grey. It was miraculous.

  69. Jag says:

    I love that Wintour is doing this!

    And isn’t it telling that Kim couldn’t calm down her own child, but the nanny could?

  70. India Andrews says: