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Forget New York Fashion Week, meet 7-year-old Max Alexander child designer and fashion prodigy from LA

Meet Max Alexander child designer from LA, who believes he was “Gucci” in his previous life.

Just when you believed that New York Fashion Week was “the” event where priceless designs were revealed to fashionistas, along comes a young boy Max Alexander – a child designer. 

Alexander told his parents one evening that he would start working as a dressmaker when he was four years old. His mother assumed it was only a fleeting thought, something he may eventually forget.

The passionate young boy now at seven years old, quickly progressed from making dresses out of knotted boas and scraps on makeshift mannequins to utilizing a sewing machine and experimenting with various forms and materials, proving it wasn’t just a random concept.

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Not only this, the little fella has even declared with pride that he was “Gucci” in a previous life—a reference to Maurizio Gucci, the once head of the prestigious Italian fashion house of the same name.

The first-grader tells New York Post that “everything around [him]” serves as inspiration for his designs.

He has designed clothes out of candies, coffee sacks, and, once, over 8,000 rubber bands. Since his modest beginnings barely three years ago, Alexander has created over 100 items by hand.

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Max Alexander working on his designs

Looking forward to quadrupling his remarkable archives in the next few years, the youthful courtier announced regarding his next project, “I really want to do a spoon and fork dress.”

Actress Sharon Stone noticed the LA-based fashion prodigy and a few months ago commissioned a velvety white coat with feather-like shoulder accents. Since then, the prodigy has accumulated more than 2 million internet followers.

Despite his growing popularity online and otherwise the innocent lad views Sharon Stone as “just a beautiful, nice person that he’s made a coat for.”

Alexander is just a typical 7-year-old who has an innocent fascination with pretty much anything. He plays about with the Roomba cleaner in his studio while watching Zoom, demonstrating his fascination with all types of machinery.

Sherri explains that his youthful innocence is a gift because it contributes to the whimsical nature of his designs because he doesn’t think about things “like an adult.”

He draws like a child and has no interest in comments or people’s size or weight, Sherri remarked.

His inquisitiveness is unbridled due to the absence of adult control; upon observing a circle skirt, he inquired as to why square, rectangular, and triangle skirts are non-existent. He then brought them to pass.

Alexander has given several run-way shows; his most recent was in November last year.

His glamorous extracurricular activities are, however, limited by his demanding academic schedule; the family was unable to abruptly change their plans in order to travel to New York Fashion Week.

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Sharon Stone donning Alexander’s creation

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Although it’s becoming “progressively harder” to balance the obligations of being a serious grade-school student and a budding designer, his parents are making an effort to balance childhood with successful fashion.

Sherri clarified, “I know absolutely nothing about fashion.” Although she admitted to making some mistakes along the way, Alexander’s parents are trying their best to do what’s right for their son.

Learning on the way, they always come back to the question, “Is this something Max wants to do? Is he still enjoying himself?”

Alexander’s parents protect him from the harsh realities of the internet, which is one reason why his popularity hasn’t yet gone to his head.

Sherri is in charge of his Instagram account; she doesn’t “want him too involved in it” yet he gets hundreds of messages a day there, with the occasional request for a commission and nice words of support being the only things she shares with him.

He’s aware that people value his work. She said, “Alexander sets the price for his pieces, but he’s holding on to a few of his “babies” that he can’t bear to part with. He knows, like, if he wants to make a dress that he can sell it.”

Sherri went on, “I just don’t think he needs to ever know the number of followers.” “That has nothing to do with his talent, and I don’t want him to ever equate that with his self-worth.”

Maya Bennett