The Girl Next Door
How poor Suri Cruise has become a style victim at just three years of age
The Daily Mail - UK
By Lydia Slater
Hang up your handbag, Posh; make way, Kate. There's a hot new style icon in town.
And there's no hope of outlasting her, seeing as she's not even three years old yet.
With her thick dark hair and wide eyes, Suri Cruise is very cute. And thanks to her appearance at various photo opportunities, she's also become the latest weapon in the battle for designers to promote their wares.
Last week, for instance, she was taken by her mother to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. So far, so normal.
Except Ralph Lauren immediately put out a statement proudly announcing that she was wearing its seersucker Illyana dress.
A couple of days earlier, she had a playdate with the Beckham boys. They were dressed with sensible anonymity, but her clothes (blue polka dot dress, red striped cardigan, red shoes) were once again exhaustively analysed by the Suri-spotters.
Even Tom Cruise has noticed his daughter's new status as trendsetter.
'It's very flattering that people want to copy Suri's clothes,' he said.
'It does feel strange, but you have to kind of go: "It is what it is."'
Poor little Suri. Not for her the wonderful freedom of going out in electric pink and a plastic tiara (as any parent of a toddler will know, their own taste in clothes is resolutely chavvy), and God forbid she drips any ice-cream down her costly frocks.
The only consolation is that when she gains some independence, she'll know exactly how to rebel in the way that hurts her parents most: dressing like Vicky Pollard.