The heart sank today to learn that the Opéra de Paris has teamed up with two brands to dress singers. One is Christian Lacroix. No problem there.
The other is Petit Bateau, which makes the most expensive kiddies clothes anywhere on earth and is now upgrading to adults.
Actually, Petit Bateau is quite cute. Old-fashioned, over-priced and skimpy also spring to mind. Was that £38 they wanted for a t-shirt?
They’re dressing the new mother-and-daughter collection for the opera (in shops on December 6), and I’m out. Kids get enough pretentious pressures put on them without having to be decked out like divas or society dames. Our clan will stick to what we know. The Opéra de Paris can keep its brand.