American Girl celebrated the start of her World by us collection with a 35th anniversary fashion show even featuring Victor Cruz’s daughter, Kennedy, parading for the first time. The event, organized in partnership with Harlem’s Fashion Row, took place last Thursday (September 23).

American Girl’s latest collection is meant to encourage equality. World by us presents a multitude of dolls created by HFR designers. Of course, every American doll has an accompanying book that tells a unique story.

Victor Cruz was delighted to see his daughter walk the catwalk at the brand’s fashion show last week. “Kennedy’s first American show”, the proud father noted in reference to her daughter’s modeling concert. “Such a proud daddy moment for me,” Victor told his fans on social media. “My baby is blossoming into a star! Thank you @americangirlbrand and @harlemsfashionrow for the awesome experience, and we’re thrilled with the #WorldByUs collection. “

Victor Cruz specifically addressed the news World by us collection during a conversation with the press. “It’s something that involves inclusion that brings the little girls together, that allows them to see themselves in the dolls, that’s the best part,” the famous dad said. “This is the unique part,” continued Cruz. “They are the ones who see themselves in the dolls and live everyday life seeing this truth.”

Kennedy certainly took life by the horns and began to hone his fashion sense. “It’s been a few years since she took any fashion advice from me because she likes to dress and do things on her own and go into her own closet and she does a really good job,” Victor told the media in reference to his daughter taking advice on style and fashion from dad. “I’m just teaching him to express himself,” said Cruz.

Chanel Iman was also part of the American Girl fashion show last week. The model paraded with her daughters, Cassie Snow and Cali Clay. “It’s important that my daughters live in an inclusive world,” Chanel said of her decision to support American Girl and the brand. World by us collection.

You can read more about American Girl at the company’s website.

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