Contraversy is stirring as news came out that supermodel Gisele Bundchen's five-year-old niece, Duda Bunchen, will be designing her own clothing line.
Duda Bunchen will reportedly be designing for Brandili Mundi. Her aunt, Giselle, has been modeling for Mundi for years.
"She told us about her preferences in prints, cuts, and details, and based on the briefing we received from her we came up with a collaborative collection," said Germano Costa, the company's marketing director in an interview with Forbes.
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Some are skeptical that the five year old designer will be able to deliver. Reactions are that it would be impractical and potentially wrong.
"Give me a break. This is easily one of the dumbest things I have ever heard of," wrote Yahoo blogger Courtney J.
"Brazil is demented to begin with, but these marketing people are really out to steal our kids' childhood. A 5-year-old being touted as a 'fashionista'? Really????" Emel questioned.
Duda's collection includes a pink dress, blue shirt, and minimal use of frills and thrills. The five-year-old model is dressed up in her new designs along with a butterfly pinned on each outfit.
"The colors I like best in clothes are blue and pink," Duda revealed to Caras Online. "I love butterflies."
Duda's parents have shown support and insisted that they are going along with the projects because it brings joy to their daughters.
"Raquel and I are here because of her, not because of us," said Duda's father Paulo Borges. "To see the joy in our daughter is what matters most."