Her idol is Coco Chanel. She has a taste for vintage fabrics. She has her sights set on the runways of Paris. And she’s 11!!!
Her name is Cecilia Cassini, the world’s youngest fashion designer! The fifth grader already has her own clothing line, and her handmade designs are currently selling out in major Los Angeles stores like Fred Segal.
Her look is homespun but sassy, with simple dresses constructed from a skirt in one fabric and a bodice — strapless or tank-style. The pieces are quirky cute with sequins, fabric rosette or bow details.
“My fashion idol is Coco Chanel because her ideas and designs are timeless. You can wear any of her original creations today and still be perfectly in fashion. I also adore Karl Lagerfeld because he is really carrying on the tradition of Coco, but adding his special flare. Everything he touches turns into something magical. Betsey Johnson is amazing, too. She has this fun, fearless style that I love.”
Cecilia gets her inspiration from lots of people and places like fashion magazines; but, mostly, she listens to her heart and follows her imagination. She has already, at just Eleven years old, learned that with enough passion and commitment, anything is possible. Cecilia hopes to inspire all children to believe in themselves and to follow their dreams.