NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The chicest celebrity kids descended upon New York Fashion Week last night for the Rookie USA Fashion Show. Presented by Haddad Brands, the show featured the latest Fall 2017 styles for kids from top international brands such as Levi's®, Converse, Jordan, Nike, and Hurley.
THE SHOW: Hosted by fashion photographer Nigel Barker and held at NYC's Skylight Clarkson Sq., the show's featured performer was hip-hop pioneer and BMI recording artist Sky Katz from America's Got Talent. There were also scores of celebrity kid models rocking the runway, including Leah Still, Kennedy Cruz, Brooklyn Barber, Jack and Jasmine Barker, Alyssa Cheatham, Harper and Saint Tillman, Jagger, Jurzie and Jordynn Cromartie, Theo Mallis, Jaliyah Manuel, Kiara and Ivana Beltran, Gabriella, Milania, and Audriana Giudice, Antonia, Gino, and Joey Gorga, and many more. In addition, Jordan Brand unveiled select pieces from its Fall 2017 RE2PECT line of boys' and girls' apparel and accessories, offering a sneak peek into Jordan Brand's full Fall 2017 RE2PECT collection for kids and its first-ever RE2PECT line for infants, coming later this summer.
THE CROWD: Proud celeb parents were everywhere, thrilled to be watching their kids kill it on the catwalk. Top celebrities in the audience included Kevin Jonas, Ice T and Coco, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Jenni "Jwoww" Farley, Toni and Towanda Braxton, musical artists Wyclef Jean, Remy Ma, and Tony Sunshine, Victor Cruz, Tiki and Traci Barber, Antonio Cromartie, Carlos Beltran, Buster Skrine, Fern Mallis, Fabolous, Fat Joe, DJ Camilo, DJ Envy, Christopher Jackson, Ariane Andrew, Carole Radziwill, Hisham Tawfig, Ashley North and Dashon Goldson, Clare Foley, Eden Sasson, Lamarr Houston, designer Pnina Tomai, Miles Chamley Watson, and The Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga.
THE CHARITY: All of the proceeds from this year's show went to the Make-A-Wish® Metro New York, an organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. Since its national founding in 1983, the charity has fulfilled the wishes of more than 11,000 children in the Metro New York area alone, and on average, a wish is granted every 35 minutes in the United States. This year, Macy Charles, 18, who suffers from sickle cell anemia and Rylee Bess, 16, who has cystic fibrosis, both got their wishes granted to be models for a day in NYC. Macy got her hair and makeup done, walked the red carpet, and sat front row as a VIP at the Rookie USA show. Two days later, fashion photographer and show host Nigel Barker – a longtime supporter and participant in the Rookie USA Fashion Show – will treat both Macy and Rylee to their own exclusive photo shoots.
THE PHOTOS: Photos available on GETTY
Photo Caption: Celebs attend Rookie USA Fashion Show in NYC hosted by photographer Nigel Barker and benefitting Make-A-Wish Foundation.
ABOUT HADDAD BRANDS: Haddad is a privately held family business with over 60 years' experience in the children's apparel & accessories industry. A leader in the children's wear industry, Haddad Brands is focused on the most iconic global brands, which include: Nike, Nike SB, Jordan, Converse, Hurley, and Levi's. Supported by a team of professionals skilled in the design, sourcing, sales & distribution of premium quality children's wear Haddad distributes globally to over 60 countries and maintains sales and sourcing offices in 22 cities globally, including New York, Shanghai, Bangkok, London and Montreal.
ABOUT MAKE-A-WISH: Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Metro New York has fulfilled the wishes of more than 11,000 children residing in the Metro New York area. In Fiscal Year 2016, the chapter touched the lives of 693 wish children and their families by granting the wishes of 477 local children and facilitating 216 wish assists for children who reside in other areas, but whose wishes took place in New York. The chapter received the highest rating – 4 Stars – from Charity Navigator in June 2016. For more information, please visit www.metrony.wish.org. Headquarters: 1111 Marcus Avenue, Suite LL22, Lake Success, NY 11042 • 516/944-6212 • 516/944-6441 (fax)
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