Peter Som Launches Children’s Capsule Collection Tomorrow

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Peter Som may have officially resigned from Bill Blass on October 28, but he's wasted no time finding new projects. Luxury children's brand Best & Co. signed the designer to create a seven-item limited-edition capsule collection — four pieces for boys and three for girls — for the holidays, launching tomorrow at Bergdorf Goodman. And while Som's Bill Blass line may have had financing problems, this collection certainly doesn't. The price tags are hefty, reaching upwards of $1,195 for a girl's double-breasted coat or $995 for a girl's organza dress. And for the boys, a full navy suit with trouser, shirt, vest, and blazer comes to the grand total of $1,715, perfect for a Chuck Bass in the making. And though this may seem excessively expensive given the current economic outlook, the launch reminds us that there's a market for high-end, well-made children's clothes. After all, you can't expect future Dalton alumni to wear Osh Kosh B'Gosh. We'd be bitter if the clothes weren't so darn cute.