Modern Living: Chic 'n' Little

Their mothers may be only a Givenchy away from the best-dressed list, their fathers bespoke down to their brogues. But for children until recently, haute couture loomed as far in the distance as puberty. Then Paris discovered the minimarket.

First to lure les enfants was Couturier Pierre Cardin, who presented a complete line of super-chic children's clothes two years ago. Cardin's collection was as high-priced as it was high fashion. A miniature version of the famous "cos-mocorps" jump suit cost $70, a boy's tweed suit $80. Orders did not exactly flood in. Taking second...

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