Kingsley Aarons received quite the present when new parents, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie were photographed, along with Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, for the recent cover of People. An article from Aarons’ baby t-shirt line was gracing the upper body of America’s favorite tyke.
What was Shiloh thinking when she chose this trendy, vintage-washed, raw-seamed gray attire? It’s hard for us to say – and impossible for her to do so at the moment. The cotton tee bears the images of a skull and cross spoons, pots and pans, along with the words “The Pots & Pans Band” scrawled over a pair of angel wings.
“It just hit me how big of a deal this is,” said Aarons, who was inspired by his 2-year-old son, Zephyr, when the youngster started banging away on pots and pans in the family kitchen.
Parenting magazine editor-in-chief Janet Chan thought Shiloh’s threads were “quite in keeping with Brad and Angelina; the whimsy of a mini-rocker without being overly sweet,” she says.
By dressing their daughter in a neutral-colored T-shirt, Pitt and Jolie were obviously refusing to buy into traditional pink versus blue gender stereotyping, according to Chan. However – BREAKING NEWS ALERT!!! – she also said that children eventually grow into their own personalities, and later on, Shiloh Nouvel might prefer pastels, floral prints, ruffles and lace.
Kingsley, meanwhile, says other celebs who dress their kids in his shirts include similarly edgy parents Johnny Depp, Gwen Stefani, Seal and Heidi Klum.
“Brad and Angelina are definitely our customer,” says Kingsley, who started his line of T-shirts two years ago. “The new generation of young, hip parents are looking for outfits they would wear themselves.”