Cecilia Cassini – The 10-Year-Old Fashion Designer

While other little girls were watching cartoons, or playing with Barbie dolls, Cecilia Cassini was reading fashion magazines and learning how to sew. Now, at 10 years of age, she’s already an established fashion designer for kids.

Cecilia Cassini, from Encino, California, began her career as fashion designer, when she was just 5 years old. She cut up her sister’s Betsy Johnson dress, when no one was looking, and adjusted it to her own design. For her 6th birthday, she received a sewing machine and began taking sewing lessons. At 7 years old, she wrote a letter to her favorite fashion designer, Coco Channel, for school, and designed her own logo, at 8.

It’s safe to say Cecilia was very creative, from an early age, but she got her big break last year, when her mother mentioned to a store owner that her daughter made dresses. During a trunk show, the fifth-grader sold 50 pieces. Things started happening, from there, and now Miss Cassini has her own manager, no other than Pilar DeMann, the woman behind the Kardashians’ rise to power.

Cecilia Cassini  and her fashion creations are becoming more and more popular, with each passing day, and she’s even opened up a cool-looking website, where people can check out and order her works. Another super-kid that’s going places, fast.

Photo by Andy Holzman/Lapresse

Photo by Andy Holzman/Lapresse

Photo via Cecilia Cassini

Photo by Lawrence K. Ho, MCT

Photo by Lawrence K. Ho, MCT

Photo by Lionel Cassini

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  • Alessandro Posted on May 4, 2010

    After this useless post, and the lack of repairing the images in the rss feed, i remove my subscription to the site.

    goodbye! 🙂

  • adhd Posted on May 4, 2010

    i bet she grows up to be a spoilt bitch lol

  • jiyun varga Posted on May 7, 2010

    im 10 and want to be a fashion desiner and if u come to ohio ill show u to prove it!!! your my role model!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • guesty Posted on June 27, 2010

    shes not that good..

  • Writer Posted on July 22, 2010

    I love her desighns! It’s gorgeous! I’d love to see her in real life!

  • SOMEONE Posted on July 29, 2010

    no fair no fair!!!!! i wanna do it tooooooooo. i love all of her clothes and reallllllly wanna wear them. CAN I DO IT TOOOOOOOOOO?????????????? I AM ACATULLY GOOD AT THESE THINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jocelyn Romero Posted on August 13, 2010

    Cecilia Cassini, I challenge you to a fashion duel! I know that I can do better than you, and I have done better dresses and designs than what you have done. Just tell me and where.

  • Nicole Posted on August 24, 2010

    I think Cecilia is a really good fashion designer especially for her age by the way am 10 and my dream is to become a fashion designer to just like Cecilia and I am very good at drawing really nice clothes and I make up my own designs too.

  • heidi Posted on September 15, 2010

    I met her last night she seemed like a spoiled little brat whos only famous because her parents have money.. its sad she isnt talented

  • dejah Posted on September 18, 2010

    i love that she wants to be a fashion designer but i think shes a little bit too young and to be in the fashion world and im 10 and want to be a fashion designer aand i just wish a had some body to teach me to sew because i have things going i have been scketching since i was 7 and from there i loved it

  • Kristin Hood Posted on September 20, 2010

    hey cecilia just wanted to say omg about your designs but i have always had my dream on being a fashion designer and a intieor designer and a singer but most of all a designer!i love your clothes but u would also like mine too!i have finished a 100 page book and im on my next one.i have been sketing sice i was 7 years old and loved it!my mom always said that she would let me show my talent.but it hasnt happened yet.i wish there was a miricle that i would have my on clothes line too.i mean nothing has ever happened yet that would change my life.boohoo.so i was really hoping if u would help because it would really truley mean alot.

  • Kristin Hood Posted on September 20, 2010

    hey cacilia didnt mean to make all those mistakes in my letter!but still again it would really truley mean alot because my style is sassy,girly,tomboy,shiny,sparkly,spontanious,colorful,gogo,and a little bit spicey!thanks hope you make my dream come true! peace,love,happiness,smile

  • shannon Posted on October 30, 2010

    cecilia please remember me

  • koolo Posted on November 15, 2010

    I’m sorry, but her designs are just the product of parents with a lot of money and a little girl to spoil. I don’t think her designs have any originality to them, people confuse originality with a desperate need to be different there for creating horrible random pieces that have no real inspiration or design concepts or real talent or complicated processes.
    ANYONE, can throw scrunched up gathered pieces of fabric and bows on a simple silhouetted garment with random colours, which sure appeal to younger ages because they like things that look like toys the can grab and in reality look silly. It reminds me of a dress and someone throwing random fabric manipulation bits on to them. It has no talent. It’s like playing dress ups and to me the clothes look cheap.
    Even if she is using recycles clothes it doesn’t limit the overall out look of the dress, if she was a good designer she would be able to fix anything and really make it a piece of art, people forget that designing is much like problem solving in a way.

    If she wants to be a fashion designer as she is, fine. But she is given to much credit then she deserves, and in my opinion cheapens the concept of fashion and fashion designers.
    Where are the influences? the real unique the designs that include the essence of the designer, which is innovative and new in a way thats never been seen, but can achieve this in a way with still looking aesthetically appealing?

    I am 17 and my whole life I have always wanted to be a Fashion Designer, there was no turning point, It was always in me.

    Maybe I will recyle her clothes and fix them.

  • Kaede Posted on November 17, 2010

    the only reason she is a designer is only because she knows how to sew. Her designs are f*****g garbage. all she does is takes random fabrics and puts them together. she once said the person who originally tought her to sew was “rude” because she would tell the little brat that some fabrics she was using don’t match. She really should’ve taken that advice. I had more talent than her when i was 5.

  • lakin Posted on November 23, 2010

    shes so cool and for all u people who think shes A brat u r so cungrats ur a brat

  • Valerie Posted on December 30, 2010

    I’m 10 years old, and have always wanted to be a fashion designer/ hairstylist. I know, silly, right. But still…Cecilia is an inspiration. You know, if you change the dress to…

  • Cecilia Posted on January 1, 2011

    I hate u.
    I’m going to get my agent.

    cecilia cassini

    p.s imcoming to kentucky, ohio, and florida

  • Bella Posted on January 12, 2011

    Cecilia is terrible, bella thorne is right, she puts way to many bows, when my parents saw her design, they said it is super shitty! just like her, she puts way to many bows and bright colors, and also she is so fat!!!!!!!!! no one will like her, and eventually she will fade out, because her designs are no good! nt even for my pet cat and hamster! lol! the vomited when thy saw her design!!!!!! and i know bella thorne, we are friends and she made me a dress, her parents are working with her agents and her agenies for her designs and modelling, she is going to have her own run way! i mite be in it! she is going to be famous soon! bella thorne is great!!!!!!!!!!!! btw: bella thornes real name is isabella! i uv isabella, she is going to be famous soon. and ceilia is a few months older than isabella, so that means isabella is the youngest fashion designer in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! omg!

  • jeniffer Posted on January 18, 2011

    id have disagree with bella, because i know most of you probibly want to be fashion desiners. im acully sooooooooooo jelious of her because i have wanted to be a fashion desiner every since i was seven. now im eleven years old, and i still dont have a desiner kit! its just part of live. im inspired by her.

  • cwx Posted on February 6, 2011

    are 10 year olds really allowed on the internet? do you guys have to wear helmets and elbow pads and stuff? where are your parents???

  • lexi Posted on April 9, 2011

    Cecilia i think your designs are need help….tho u are an influence on children…I am bout 2 be 13 in 2 days and i started designing last year..my designs are better…i can’t believe people actually like your designs…they have 2 many colors and they are basically all the same wit different colors……i think u need 2 stay in fashion school…i only took one class and the stuff i make is better than yours…im not a hater but dang girl u need some color coordination…seriously..take a class and learn somethin

  • loida Posted on April 27, 2011

    me encantas cecilia y gracias a ti ahora soy doseñadora de moda

  • jenna Posted on April 29, 2011

    im 10 years old and i want to b a desiner because i get too express my self in them.I have 2 books full of designs. Im not a desiner yet but i just pray one day th day would come.

  • haley Posted on May 15, 2011

    hey i like some of your clohthes.i relly love fashion how do i become a desiner too?PLESASE HELP!

  • annoumous Posted on June 9, 2011

    I want to become a fashion designer myself, as well.
    Im 13 next year and i’ve studied fashion threw magasins such as vouge and elle, i’ve bought a proffesional ” Hockey Croquis” Flat sketche pad i’ve nearlly filled it already! I bought it on january 2nd. At the same time, i’ve also been drawing designs in a clear sketch pad with out a croquis, i’ve finished one book already and i have started another one to.
    In my second sketche pad i’ve drawn designed ranged for many different people.
    Its my dream to become a fashion designer.Sewing is becoming new to me.
    As much as i love Cecilia Cassini determenation, your designs are very nice but dont match perfectly up to the REAL fashion industry
    i think you should design better outfits…not kiddish designs.
    Very good, but your designs are common.
    Everyone has designed a dress with a huge bow on them and pink &Sparkles.
    Im not being rude…its just constructive critisism.
    In the real fashion industry, you’ll hear lots of critism! But you just have to take them into consideration.
    Im from london, not america, its harder to persue fashion designing young in england, but im doing well arent i?

  • alice g Posted on June 23, 2011

    I don’t personally find her designs.. um ‘tasteful’ but you have to give her some credit for actually getting this far! Come on, she’s freakin 10! Just, I think some of the comments here are extremely insensitive and mean. And partly is because most of you are trying to put yourself out there “gain some recognition” for your own little merits and whatever, but seriously, the poor girl with having to put up with all this “criticism” ie. bully nonsense. shame! Maybe instead of writing here moping about your bad luck and not having your own label, be proactiv, do something and stop whinging!
    also, Bella, it’s utterly nasty saying someone’s fat. How does their weight have any affect on their personality or talent hm? jesus, learn to spell.
    my rant is over thanks. all these comments have left me sadly disheartened and my faith in the “younger generation” is like… halved.

  • annoumous Posted on July 14, 2011

    Alice G … Your kinda true..
    Her designs are… :L
    But she is 10 i suppose.. i think she should live her child-hood… 10 is to young.. but she has alot of determination ,but at the end of the day.: dont fashion design if you can’t take critisism.

    But.. Well done Cecilia Cassini .. keep going x

  • Audrey Coco Posted on July 24, 2011

    Hiiya I’m Ebony

    So Basically Mwah am a fashion Designer 😀
    I really like Cecilia Cassini her designs are cute ♥
    Cecilia cassini should grow up to be the next coco chanel
    I design clothes, jewellery and headbands and yet I the
    talk ov the town so really i might be da next cecilia cassini aha

    Bye Chicca’s
    Ciao Audrey xx

  • marian Posted on August 14, 2011

    gosh… you are good bt u do the same outfits the only diference is the color. Besides u just 10 n way too young. Comments show u inspire many kids bt all the same step up!

  • chrysabella Posted on September 1, 2011

    well…your designs are not that good. i’m sure you can do more designs with less HUGE ribbons or flowers. i hope to buy one of your NICER ones!

  • Jorja Posted on September 10, 2011

    I think her designes are amazing.Im 11 and ive always wanted to be a fashin desiner.


    p.s. I love lepord print,so when i am older id like to make a dress leapord print.

  • Claudia Posted on October 24, 2011

    WHY WHYYYY WOULD SOMEONE LET THIS CHILD NEAR A SEWING MACHINE? Just LOOK at that travesty of leopard print and pink sequins. Who does she think she is, BARBIE?? Grow up, little girl.

    Oh, and by the way, she can’t have written a letter to Coco ‘Channel’ when was seven. Coco Chanel 40 years before she was born…

  • Rosaline Posted on October 26, 2011

    Personally, I don’t think her designs are very good. She is too young to have a career now, and I think she should really stay in school, get a good education, and become a better designer in college. She really does need to improve, anyone with an educated view of true fashion can see that. Oh, and for those calling people that say she is a brat brats themselves need to learn that other people have opinions, and expressing said opinions does not make them brats.

  • Rosalina Posted on October 30, 2011

    That’s really cool and lucky that she has her own clothes that are selling in stores. What stores?

  • micaela Posted on January 9, 2012

    i would love to be a fashion designer

  • Eric Tornow Posted on February 20, 2012

    cecilia cassini will become the kim kardashian of “keeping up with the kardashians”!! or the next Hilary Duff and i say to cecilia is to keep up the on her designs of fashions that really boost up the economy!! she will be appeared on CNBC’s Closing Bell in New York So watch out world heres comes Cecilia Cassini!!!

  • Annie Posted on February 26, 2012

    Well i have to admit, she has become quite famous.The only reason is because her parents are rich and and have all the contacts for Cecilia.Which is quite unfair because there are people who have better designs and are not as fortunate as her.

    But, I think she doesn’t deserve it.

  • mikirra Posted on March 11, 2012

    i think this is very awsome when i grow up i want to be a deighner or i can be one now

  • lyrik Posted on March 12, 2012

    OMG!u are so awesome im ten and i luv your clothing that you make but you probably an’t ten anymore,anyway can i buy your clothes?lol!